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About michaelbenny2020

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  • Birthday 05/25/1988
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  • Location Chadds Ford, PA, USA

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    Philadelphia PA
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  1. Any update for you?

    1. michaelbenny2020


      No, I am currently working with a lawyer to file a lawsuit against the embassy. 

  2. I'm in the USA (born and raised) and my fiancé is from Montreal, Canada (born and raised). He's traveled to the USA to see me numerous times, and I've traveled up there to visit him as well. It just seems odd to me that the interview lasted 15-20 minutes. Then the officer began talking at length about Asians and popped the 5535 questionnaire.
  3. Hello, I am hoping someone can help me out. I am trying to figure out if I need to apply for an extension on my K1 Visa or if I need to seek a lawyer at this point. I received an approved I-129F petition on 10/29/2021. My fiancé submitted his DS-160 on 11/11/2021 and then had his interview on 02/07/2022. After the interview, the Montreal Embassy temporarily refused the visa for "Administrative Processing" and requested a questionnaire be filled out. We promptly returned the questionnaire on the same date. Upon further research, it appears that this questionnaire was part of DS-5535, it's been 3 weeks and the Embassy is not replying to our emails. I have read online that these can take anywhere from 'several weeks' to over 8 months. The only information I've seen is on the CEAC site indicating a "Refused" as of 02/16/2022 and stating that "Please follow any instructions provided by the consular officer. If you were informed by the consular officer that your case was refused for administrative processing, your case will remain refused while undergoing such processing. You will receive another adjudication once such processing is complete" I am livid that the officer at the Embassy targeted my fiancé, considering Canada is not a high risk country and given I have provided every form and document to them with more than sufficient information. I can't help but to feel this was due to some form of discrimination given my fiancé's ethnicity and orientation. Is it recommended I bring a lawyer in? I appreciate any insight anyone has on this and how to proceed. Thank you, Michael
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