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Morning all 

im a US citizen and trying to bring my mother from Iraq, we filed the I-130 for her on June 2018, also we submitted an expedite request for her case due to humanitarian reasons, and her case is in Nebraska service center. Last time we visited the Houston visa service center on February 2019, we were informed by a USCIS officer that the case was taken home by an officer/case supervisor 48 hours ago for telework?. My question is, can anyone help on this issue, did anyone hear about this "telework" thingy before? according to the processing times, such cases are supposed to take 7-10 months, and we still didn't hear anything about my mother's case. Thank you all for the help. 

 

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10 minutes ago, MoKhaleel said:

Morning all 

im a US citizen and trying to bring my mother from Iraq, we filed the I-130 for her on June 2018, also we submitted an expedite request for her case due to humanitarian reasons, and her case is in Nebraska service center. Last time we visited the Houston visa service center on February 2019, we were informed by a USCIS officer that the case was taken home by an officer/case supervisor 48 hours ago for telework?. My question is, can anyone help on this issue, did anyone hear about this "telework" thingy before? according to the processing times, such cases are supposed to take 7-10 months, and we still didn't hear anything about my mother's case. Thank you all for the help. 

 

did you file AOS as if she was here in USA? or is she in Iraq, if you expedited June 2018 you would have heard something back then.

 

I assume you were a USC back when you first filed

 

Telework is what many do when adjudicating files they take a stack home to work on, they have so many days in the office and so many days out of the office and work from home.

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18 minutes ago, MoKhaleel said:

according to the processing times, such cases are supposed to take 7-10 months, and we still didn't hear anything about my mother's case

Then you are still within normal processing time?


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5 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

did you file AOS as if she was here in USA? or is she in Iraq, if you expedited June 2018 you would have heard something back then.

 

I assume you were a USC back when you first filed

 

Telework is what many do when adjudicating files they take a stack home to work on, they have so many days in the office and so many days out of the office and work from home.

Thank you so much for your reply, she s still in Iraq yes when we filed for her, 

We expedited her case around Nov 2018

Yes, i filed when i got my citizenship

 

so taking the case home doesnt mean that they will work on it "faster" ? 

 

Thanks again. 

2 minutes ago, missileman said:

Then you are still within normal processing time?

that should be a gd news i hope. thx for your comment. 

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Just now, MoKhaleel said:

Thank you so much for your reply, she s still in Iraq yes when we filed for her, 

We expedited her case around Nov 2018

Yes, i filed when i got my citizenship

 

so taking the case home doesnt mean that they will work on it "faster" ? 

 

Thanks again. 

no sorry, it just means they took for example a box home that has many different petition but if they took it home there is a good chance they are now working on it, however can't say if it will be completed sooner.

 

for example if in that box they take home the officer sends out a RFE, everything can potentially be put on hold until the RFE gets returned on that case.

 

I am surprised you didn't hear back about the expedite in November, normally they answer expedites within 7 days.

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If you see action then you know your case has been expedited, usually you aren't told it has not.


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37 minutes ago, Boiler said:

If you see action then you know your case has been expedited, usually you aren't told it has not.

I hope that's what happened, thx a lot for your comment 

1 hour ago, Khallaf said:

no sorry, it just means they took for example a box home that has many different petition but if they took it home there is a good chance they are now working on it, however can't say if it will be completed sooner.

 

for example if in that box they take home the officer sends out a RFE, everything can potentially be put on hold until the RFE gets returned on that case.

 

I am surprised you didn't hear back about the expedite in November, normally they answer expedites within 7 days.

i know, same here, last time i called was Dec2018 n still didnt hear anything, hopefully, we hear some gd news soon. thx 

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37 minutes ago, Boiler said:

If you see action then you know your case has been expedited, usually you aren't told it has not.

I tried to expedite my husbands case way back when for the same humanitarian reason and I was informed it was denied so I just assume they information everyone when they get denied or approved.

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2 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

I tried to expedite my husbands case way back when for the same humanitarian reason and I was informed it was denied so I just assume they information everyone when they get denied or approved.

Im sorry to hear that your expedite was denied, i thought i was supposed to receive an answer within 5 days to 2 weeks max, that was Dec2018. still didnt' hear anything, and everytime we call, we get the same answer 

"Still showing nothing from the review of the expedite request". 

 

Thank you 

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5 minutes ago, MoKhaleel said:

Im sorry to hear that your expedite was denied, i thought i was supposed to receive an answer within 5 days to 2 weeks max, that was Dec2018. still didnt' hear anything, and everytime we call, we get the same answer 

"Still showing nothing from the review of the expedite request". 

 

Thank you 

when you submitted the request did they give you a WAC case number to track?

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9 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

when you submitted the request did they give you a WAC case number to track?

if you mean the initial case number, yes we have one. but i dont know what WAC means? out case started with LIN if that what you mean. Thx 

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1 minute ago, Khallaf said:

when I filed my expedite they gave me a case # to reference it to it started with WAC

 

1 minute ago, Khallaf said:

when I filed my expedite they gave me a case # to reference it to it started with WAC

yep i remember they gave an expedite referral #, mine started with TS or something like that. 

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2 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

you should be able to go in and track the outcome with the TS number like you would your LIN number

that s actually a gd thing, i thought the referral # is given just to have it and check with the phone through USCIS, thx a lot for the information Kahllaf, really appreciate the help 

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