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  1. We'll I'm not going to continue a back and forth so we can agree to disagree. One day we can spot together and continue over a drink.
  2. Respectfully I have some issue with your statements in a couple of areas so Id like to share mine as well. First off, estimated timelines are just that, estimates. Not all cases go flawlessly. Those are the ones that kick up processing times. I would venture that many cases contain errors by the applicant. On the other hand, cases can be weak and require more investigation and follow ups. So it inst a guaranteed time line. When you state ......"their productivity is traceable and they cannot easily slack off. But are their officers working more than 8 hours? I doubt. What are their upper management doing? " I would say the first few words of your comment tells the tale "their productivity is traceable". Absolutely true. Then you go on to "but are officers working more than 8 hours? I doubt. What are t heir upper management doing?" Why would you doubt they work more than 8 hours. Well who says they have to? Maybe there is no approved overtime. Probably though their 8 hours dont encompass solely direct case assessments. They can easily be accountable for other office tasks or administrative duties (meetings, internal assessments, filing, personal breaks. lunch breaks, internal training, internal reporting etc etc, the list goes on just like everyone else's jobs. As far as upper management, I dont think supervising an USCIS staff is a simple job. You have much more responsibility on that level, t hey also have to attempt to solve day to day and month to issues. Im sure they can get hell if their timeline is poor. You then question ... Why after 18.5-26 months they still have 7% of the cases not completed? This is where the problem is. Well if that is a true statistic, 93% is an extremely high number. Like I said before there are many other factors that could delay processing times. Some can be thought to be fraudulent, applications with errors or require RFEs or require more documentation could possibly not followed up by the applicant, some also may have real security issues, some may come from questionable countries, some have names that are similar to names that pop up on criminal/terrorist lists. Things like this are extremely time consuming and guess what, if an officer approves someone that shouldn't , t hey will take the heat and anyone else who signs off on it on the way up. So 7% isn't meeting the processing time, I dont feel it is an incredible number. So Il go onto this comment ..."this is where the problem is. They are hiding behind the 50% and 93% completion rate and posting an eye-pleasing time line based on that. They have to post a timeline in which their upper range shows 100% completion" They arent hiding behind 93% completion, they are boasting about it, thats a great number looking at the sheer number of cases every year. So the 93% is a posted timeline that does show 100% completion, no? I am missing something on this one? Then we will see the real ugly picture of their true backlogs and the unreasonable delays they are imposing on the applicants. With today's technology it is not hard to know their tactics and practices. Will we actually see on any level what the true backlogs are? Who knows. Im sure some delays can be unreasonable, especially to the applicants view. I dont know that you mean that today's technology its not hard to know their tactics and practices. Well their basic tactics and practices to to ensure every application has to be truthful and as an investigator at any level, you have to view cases to uncover the truth from fact and you gain an eye for things that stick out. To some extent this is why, some cases get approved relatively quickly because they fall into a similar range of "easily" approval-able cases. On the other hand Others will peak an interest to investigate even more deeply. The next section says The head of this agency deserves to be fired. If this was another agency and has created this crisis a lot of people would have been fired. This ageny has been around a long long time and they have gone through quite a few directors to be sure. Should he/she be fired, maybe but he has a huge job along with the others Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Director (vacant) Joseph Edlow, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Mark Koumans, Deputy Director for Operations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Molly Groom, Acting Chief, Office of the Chief Counsel Who is blamed and for what reason? If you ask me that do a fantastic job.. look at this below: On an average day they: Adjudicate 30,000 requests for various immigration benefits. Process 3,000 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses. Analyze 650 tips, leads, cases and detections for potential fraud, public safety and national security concerns.Jan 29, 2020. This is across over 200 sites across the world. USCIS employs 19,000 people but only a small portion of that directly process cases. I honestly dont know how many do but by seat of the pants guess is 5000 +/-?! Overall, USCIS issued nearly 577,000 green cards in FY 2019, and reduced the number of pending applications by 14%.as of Jan 27, 2020 So you also state We hear about increased number of applications, but we do not hear about the extra money they got from those applicants and what they have done with it. So here it is from their website ... Funding USCIS funding comes primarily from fees we charge applicants or petitioners requesting immigration or naturalization benefits. These fee collections fund the cost of fairly and efficiently adjudicating immigration benefit requests. Fees we collect from individuals and entities filing immigration benefit requests are deposited into the Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA). The IEFA was created by Congress in 1988, establishing the authority to recover the full cost of immigration benefit processing. This account comprises approximately 97 percent of USCIS' total FY 2021 spending authority. Now finally addressing this... As a Manhattan resident I have to wait 13-26.5 months for N-400 processing, yet a Queens resident that lives 10-15 min subway ride from me has to wait 10-15.5 months, not to mention offices where upper range is 10 months. If this not absurd and gross mismanagement, then I do not know what Sure it can be a long wait but what we all should do, prior to filing applications, we shout first do some research and see which available closer offices provide you with a shorter processing time. That is especially if the location can be quite close in some cases. I lived in NYC for many years and I know for a fact that most things in government offices can be overrun with applications especially i n the city. Its not necessarily mismanagement. Now on top of that, with 45 in office, people are keen to his protocol so many people have flooded and rushed in their applications including N400 with upcoming fee increase. It is definitely conceivable. Truly I am not trying to give you a hard time or pick the post apart but I have my own thoughts on this matter and truly I offer no disrespect. I guess I was just in the mood to respond to this a bit.
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  4. and that is exactly what they are shooting for.. to price out the poor immigrants
  5. Good! I would make all the calls and follow ups then. I have decent prices... More than happy to roads my business. EB1 is extraordinary employee right?
  6. What is your timeline, you don't have anything posted... IMHO you are throwing money away to how an attorney at this point. They Can't really do anything when you are still within you processing times.
  7. Folks unfortunately, February 2019, 12 months is not even close to maxing out your processing times. I know it is frustrating, of course! This is far from unreasonable though. N400 can push this as well, as you probably know already. If you intend to do it, its better sooner rather than later..before fee increase. Big Superpower also entails slow moving government wheels. Bad can come as easily with the good! Best of luck.
  8. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ Looks like 12.5 months for February application, no? Or if you are removing conditions 13 months is within range. No RFE or possible delays? Would be extremely helpful for you to fill out your timeline so you can be helped
  9. All codes are listed here if anyone is interested: https://www.usimmigration.org/faq/what-are-the-green-card-category-codes
  10. It's around 7-9 months to in Philly but everyone is different. Go sooner rather than later imo. Btw Philadelphia refused a walk in but I tried doing a holiday week, you might try to walk in on your own schedule. Tell Maria you have a trip planned and want to get it out of the way.
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