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EB1-B applicant from India, PD March 2018, write to the local Congressman?

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Hi,

My PD is March 29, 2018. My interview got over on Jan 31st, 2019. I am still waiting for the green card because of the back log of EB1 in Visa Bulletin. Is it worthwhile to write to the local Congressman? Has anyone done this? Please share your views on this.

Thanks,

Tilottama

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Why do you want to write to your Congressperson?

 

I see no harm in doing so.


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Hi Boiler,

 

Thanks for your reply. So, that something can be done to quicken the backlog processing. The thing is my daughter, and I are in the US. My husband is in India. His consular processing will start only when ours is processed. I thought being an EB1B applicant I will be able to hasten the process, and we can be together as a family. However, now EB1B for India seems to have been slowed down soooo much!

 

Thanks,

 

Tilo

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Well a Congressperson would the one who could start the process to change Immigration Laws so absolutely. I would contact the one who might be sympathetic to your cause.

 

Anyway this is more a campaign issue so will ask a Mod to move it to a more appropriate forum.


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The issue is not a backlog here. It is limits on the number of visas available in that category per year. It's a quota issue, not a processing one.

Nothing a congressperson can do unless they change the INA.

Edit: But sure, feel free to ask them to support a change in legislation.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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They can’t give you the greencard unless your PD is current, which has to be 22Feb2017 or earlier as of April 2019 visa bulletin. You still got a lot of wait time. No congressmen can do nothing unless the law itself is changed.

 

As said, it’s not because of the backlog, its the number of people from a country or region applying in that category. When you have tons of thousand of people from India applying for GC in that category and only a limited number is allocated per year, you have to wait for your turn.

 

 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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This is an EB1 case, so the OP is going to know this, is not stupid.


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