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I just noticed that USCIS has completely removed the I-944 from their website now so I think that it is safe to say that they definitely don't want people to submit them as of now.

 

Just thought i'd share!


AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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19 minutes ago, cariger8989 said:

Checked with my attorney and sent my AOS package without i944 yesterday.

That's what I will be doing as well! Nice to have to worry about it for now. 


AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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1 hour ago, mbssss said:

That's what I will be doing as well! Nice to have to worry about it for now. 

The I-944 message is based on a ruling by a district court judge in New York.  It may be that the USCIS successfully appeals that ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court, and that could happen any time. So, if you wish to file without the I-944, I suggest that you mail the application ASAP, to be sure it gets received before the appeals court enable the USCIS to again require the form.

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7 minutes ago, cariger8989 said:

The I-944 message is based on a ruling by a district court judge in New York.  It may be that the USCIS successfully appeals that ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court, and that could happen any time. So, if you wish to file without the I-944, I suggest that you mail the application ASAP, to be sure it gets received before the appeals court enable the USCIS to again require the form.

Yeah, I have read about that. I am filing next week so hopefully it will still be in effect by then. 


AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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17 hours ago, cariger8989 said:

The I-944 message is based on a ruling by a district court judge in New York.  It may be that the USCIS successfully appeals that ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court, and that could happen any time. So, if you wish to file without the I-944, I suggest that you mail the application ASAP, to be sure it gets received before the appeals court enable the USCIS to again require the form.

The appeals court just reversed the injunction. Seems like the 944 will be back on at any time. Ridiculous!

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1 hour ago, IndominusRex said:

The appeals court just reversed the injunction. Seems like the 944 will be back on at any time. Ridiculous!

Can you send me a link to this? This is so frustrating... 


AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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29 minutes ago, IndominusRex said:

I'm also confused. We are mailing everything tomorrow or Saturday. I fear if we don't send it they may reject it but the form 944 isn't available on USCIS. 

Same situation here. We were gonna send it this weekend but now we are not sure if we should wait or if its better to just send it off ASAP. 


AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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So the original injunction was lifted https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/192222.P.pdf

 

The injunction seems to have been modified to affect only New York, Connecticut, and Vermont: https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/fa1640fb-c44f-4ee5-9b0a-4f4ff9b5df61/1/doc/19-3591_19-3595_opn.pdf

 

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For the reasons stated above, we agree with the district court that a preliminary injunction is warranted in these cases but modify the scope of the injunctions to cover only the states of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. The orders of the district court are therefore AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED

I would say get your applications in ASAP because this keeps on changing. USCIS is probably just as confused which is probably why they removed the I-944

 

Edited by E_pluribus_unum

My current Timeline:

June 9, 2020 - Form I-130 filed electronically through USCIS.gov

June 10, 2020 - Form I-130 Accepted

June 11, 2020 - Form I-130 I-797 PDF available for download with priority date of June 9, 2020

June 16, 2020 - Mailed I-485 packet* along with I-131 and I-765

June 18, 2020 - USPS confirms packet delivered

July 20, 2020 - Credit Card charged

July 27, 2020 - I-797 letters received for I-485, I-765, and I-131 with a received date of June 18, 2020

August 10, 2020 - Notice of RFE for I-485 mailed. 

August 13, 2020 -  Red RFE notice received via mail. Notice requested proof of residence for 864A sponsor. 

August 13, 2020 - Mailed RFE response to USCIS**

August 17, 2020 - USPS confirms that RFE response was delivered

August 18, 2020 - USCIS Notification confirming receipt of response for RFE

September 24, 2020 - Received I-693 Deficiency Notice

January 19, 2021 - Form I-130 Approved and notice sent to beneficiary 

 

 

*Packet was mailed without I-693 medical. Will wait for an RFE and take it to the interview. Also, tax transcripts were not available at the time so copies of the tax returns were sent and a cover letter explaining why. 

 

**Included tax transcripts in RFE response since I was now able to gain access since sending the application. 

 

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3 minutes ago, E_pluribus_unum said:

So the original injunction was lifted https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/192222.P.pdf

 

but a new injunction was placed only for Newyork, Connecticut, and Vermont: https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/fa1640fb-c44f-4ee5-9b0a-4f4ff9b5df61/1/doc/19-3591_19-3595_opn.pdf

 

I would say get your applications in ASAP because this keeps on changing. USCIS is probably just as confused which is probably why they removed the I-944

 

Yeah, we'll try to get it in today, if possible. So theoretically, this should only affect people from those three states from now on? Obviously this may change as well... 

Edited by mbssss

AOS

08/25/2020 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using USPS                                         11/06/2020 - Received physical receipt notice for I-765 in the mail

08/28/2020 - Package was received by USCIS                                                                                                   12/15/2020 - Online account updated and indicated the I-944 RFIE was sent

09/25/2020 - Debit Card was charged by USCIS                                                                                                 12/28/2020 - Recieved the I-944 RFIE via e-mail after speaking with a tier 2 officer

09/29/2020 - Recieved text notifications from USCIS with reciept numbers                                                  1/11/2021 - Responded to the RFIE and sent the I-944 to USCIS 

10/01/2020 - Recieved rejected I-765 back

10/05/2020 - Recieved physical reciept notices in the mail

10/06/2020 - Sent I-765 to Chicago Lockbox using UPS

10/09/2020 - Package was recieved by USCIS

10/30/2020 - Recieved text notication from USCIS with reciept number for I-765

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3 minutes ago, mbssss said:

Yeah, we'll try to get it in today, if possible. So theoretically, this will only affect people from those three states from now on? 

 

That is what I am getting at but someone else may be able to chime in with their interpretation. 


My current Timeline:

June 9, 2020 - Form I-130 filed electronically through USCIS.gov

June 10, 2020 - Form I-130 Accepted

June 11, 2020 - Form I-130 I-797 PDF available for download with priority date of June 9, 2020

June 16, 2020 - Mailed I-485 packet* along with I-131 and I-765

June 18, 2020 - USPS confirms packet delivered

July 20, 2020 - Credit Card charged

July 27, 2020 - I-797 letters received for I-485, I-765, and I-131 with a received date of June 18, 2020

August 10, 2020 - Notice of RFE for I-485 mailed. 

August 13, 2020 -  Red RFE notice received via mail. Notice requested proof of residence for 864A sponsor. 

August 13, 2020 - Mailed RFE response to USCIS**

August 17, 2020 - USPS confirms that RFE response was delivered

August 18, 2020 - USCIS Notification confirming receipt of response for RFE

September 24, 2020 - Received I-693 Deficiency Notice

January 19, 2021 - Form I-130 Approved and notice sent to beneficiary 

 

 

*Packet was mailed without I-693 medical. Will wait for an RFE and take it to the interview. Also, tax transcripts were not available at the time so copies of the tax returns were sent and a cover letter explaining why. 

 

**Included tax transcripts in RFE response since I was now able to gain access since sending the application. 

 

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15 minutes ago, mbssss said:

Yeah, we'll try to get it in today, if possible. So theoretically, this should only affect people from those three states from now on? Obviously this may change as well... 

Express ship it today, so they will receive it tomorrow. USCIS is not gonna reject your 484 bcoz of missing 944 even if they change the current policy due to the latest injunction.

Personally I would definitely take that chance.

 

Meanwhile, continue preparing the 944 and keep it ready if they ask you to submit later.

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