Jump to content
Lucky Cat

Trump administration oversees five-year high in approved citizenship applications

26 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Interesting read.  

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/31/dhs-says-citizenship-approvals-rose-2018/

Edited by missileman

"What I am to be, I am now becoming" - Ben Franklin         

 

      :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: India
Timeline
1 hour ago, missileman said:

People at USCIS are doing their job but for some reason democrats are still not able to digest their defeat from 2016. The only way for them to win in 2020 is whining about immigration and waste tax payers money on investigations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jordan
Timeline
12 minutes ago, cd37 said:

People at USCIS are doing their job but for some reason democrats are still not able to digest their defeat from 2016. The only way for them to win in 2020 is whining about immigration and waste tax payers money on investigations.

Let me start by stating that I despise Trump. On the other hand, I agree that corporate democrats are unable to digest their defeat. Russia investigation was a scam. It completely diverted attention from the fact that Hillary was a terrible candidate, and corporate democrats are basically 1990s republicans with terrible vision. On the other hand please don't pretend that Republicans didn't waste taxpayer money with dumb investigations like Benghazi and 1000 repeal votes against Obamacare. 

 

As far as to this article, I just think the major increase in Naturalization approvals is simply driven by the massive increase in applications since Trump became president to gain citizenship protections from deportation and travel, not because Trump is benevolent towards immigrants. I also believe the backlogs in N400 applications is largely also driven by the same factor, not because of the sinister nature of the USCIS now that it is lead by the Trump administration. 

 

If the media focused on Trumps horrific tax, healthcare, trade and education policies rather than the dumb Russian investigation, he'd be defeated in a landslide in the next election. But they seem to be repeating 2016 with Joe Biden, who I predict will lose to Trump handily. 

Edited by medicalguy

N-400 Naturalization acpplication

 

 

9/9/2018: 90 day window early application opened. (3 year rule)

9/9/2018: N-400 Application submitted ONLINE. Estimated case completion: November 2019 (14 months).

9/10/2018: NOA

9/15/2018:Scheduled for Biometrics appointment. Scheduled for 10/1/2018

10/1/2018: Biometrics completed. 

4/11/2019: Scheduled for Interview.

5/20/2019: Interview day, APPROVED!

5/30/2019: Oath Ceremony. Officially a US citizen! Time to Vote :D

 

AOS / AP / EAD

 

7/22/2015: Mailed I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765

7/28/2015: Received electronic notification that USCIS has received my case and they are forwarding it to national benefits center.

8/1/2015: Received Hard copy of NOA of all 4 forms by mail.

8/6/2015: Received Biometrics appointment in mail, date 8/20

8/20/2015: Biometrics completed.

8/31/2015: Case updated to Interview scheduled for 10/1/2015

9/1/2015: Received interview letter hardcopy by mail

9/28/2015: EAD / AP Card in production

10/1/2015: Interview completed, unfortunately will need further review...

10/3/2015: Recieved EAD / AP combo card in mail

11/16/2015: Completed first Infopass. J1 file still pending from DOS

12/9/2015: I485 / I130 approved. I-485 updated to "New Card is being produced"!!!

12/14/2015: Received I130/I485 approval / Welcome letter

12/15/2015: Received Green Card in mail!!!!

 

J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver Timeline:

 

12/18/2014: Form DS-3035 was received by the DOS

11/2014-2/2015: We collected letters of support from Family

2/15/2015: Last DS-2019 was received.

2/27/2015: Sent I-612 + Affidavit and supporting documents (This was sent to California Service Center)

3/4/2015: USCIS received I-612 and sent Form I-797C notice of action in mail which I received later on.

4/9/2015: USCIS requested another non-USCIS advisory opinion for Form I-612

4/14/2015: From I-612 and I-613 were received by the DOS

5/6/2015: DOS: Post input: received,

6/27/2015: DOS decision turned to Favorable recommendation, Recommendation sent on 6/26

7/2/2015: USCIS approved I-612 application online

7/9/2015: Received Hard copy approval in mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread wasn't intended to be a political debate.  It is simply pointing out the fact that N-400 approvals are up...which is good news for all of us....


"What I am to be, I am now becoming" - Ben Franklin         

 

      :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
Timeline

I think being able to submit the application online has played a small catalyst role as well. But truth be told the volume of N400 applications have increased greatly since 2016.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: India
Timeline
2 minutes ago, NikLR said:

I think it's because more people are terrified of having their green cards taken away and wanting to be able to vote next time too. 

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline
21 minutes ago, cd37 said:

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

Agreed, for the most part.  However, every time I leave the US, I have a little apprehension about my return, just because there is the chance (however slim) that I would be denied entry bc I am not a citizen.  My husband rolls his eyes at me every single time.  Also, I feel like anyone who obtained a gc fraudulently wouldn’t have the sense to be terrified bc they think they are smarter than the system they cheated.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cd37 said:

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

no people will be terrified because people don't understand and the media misleads them. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

MAGA.... that is all.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

   

brickleberry GIF they see me rolling college football GIF by ESPN  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, medicalguy said:

Let me start by stating that I despise Trump. On the other hand, I agree that corporate democrats are unable to digest their defeat. Russia investigation was a scam. It completely diverted attention from the fact that Hillary was a terrible candidate, and corporate democrats are basically 1990s republicans with terrible vision. On the other hand please don't pretend that Republicans didn't waste taxpayer money with dumb investigations like Benghazi and 1000 repeal votes against Obamacare. 

 

As far as to this article, I just think the major increase in Naturalization approvals is simply driven by the massive increase in applications since Trump became president to gain citizenship protections from deportation and travel, not because Trump is benevolent towards immigrants. I also believe the backlogs in N400 applications is largely also driven by the same factor, not because of the sinister nature of the USCIS now that it is lead by the Trump administration. 

 

If the media focused on Trumps horrific tax, healthcare, trade and education policies rather than the dumb Russian investigation, he'd be defeated in a landslide in the next election. But they seem to be repeating 2016 with Joe Biden, who I predict will lose to Trump handily. 

Sorry to be bad news, but the Russia investigation was not a scam. if you read all 448 pages as i did you will know. Forget what the news said but read. Plus trump own high ranking people he trusted are sitting in Federal prison, plus over 20 Russian were indicted and many more. If you called that a scam then you need to remove your partisan glasses. Facts are facts. Plus all the USA intelligent agencies under the Trump administration said Russia meddled and interred in our elections. trump is the only one in denial.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, MateR said:

Be nice if tax payer money got wasted on investigations opposed to lining the pockets of corrupt.

Government waste money everyday. Democrats or republicans. It is always wasteful spending on both sides.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

Thread that cannot help but remain political is moved from the US Immigration News forum to the Current Events forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

Imagine how many more there would be if they could speed up the Nebraska applications..... 🙄


I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...