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Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

View Poll Results: What did you do TO GET GREEN IN SEPTEMBER?
Opened SR for primary applicant 24 51.06%
Opened SR for dependant applicant 11 23.40%
Submitted letter by lawyer to NSC/TSC - AILA 4 8.51%
Contacted Senator/Congressman to inquire with USCIS 8 17.02%
Called NSC/TSC daily 3 6.38%
Spoke with higher rank/IO multiple times 7 14.89%
Infopass 13 27.66%
Did nothing - it just works that way! 20 42.55%
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:28 PM
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Thanks kubmilegaGC!

I will call the senators immigration liaison tomorrow. Hopefully she will not tell me that they cannot do anything besides what they have done because that is what they told me in September last year when I got a standard response last year.

Unfortunately nobody understands the pain and agony we are going through. For them, its just another day at the office, they couldnt care less. Nevertheless, I am going to try tomorrow.....hey, cant give up that easy.

I will call CS again tomorrow, I dont mind being yelled at and I am gonna tell her this time that I have not opened a SR. Atleast, she will then transfer my call to a IO.

Let's see what tomorrow has in store for me!!
do you have SR opened for your wife?
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:27 PM
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Thanks kubmilegaGC!

I will call the senators immigration liaison tomorrow. Hopefully she will not tell me that they cannot do anything besides what they have done because that is what they told me in September last year when I got a standard response last year.

Unfortunately nobody understands the pain and agony we are going through. For them, its just another day at the office, they couldnt care less. Nevertheless, I am going to try tomorrow.....hey, cant give up that easy.

I will call CS again tomorrow, I dont mind being yelled at and I am gonna tell her this time that I have not opened a SR. Atleast, she will then transfer my call to a IO.

Let's see what tomorrow has in store for me!!
Request the CSR to transfer the call to an IO.. thats what I did today... IO seemed knowledgeable than all CSRs I talked to...

Opened SR for my wife.. it seems opening SR for wife's case did a trick to few cases...

Keeping fingers crossed.....
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Default I have tried that...

Thanks @ geesee.

I was transferred to a IO yesterday. She was rude, told me that I should not be calling since they responsed to the first SR that was opened by my attorney on 09/01.

Not sure if you read the other thread, but I have got 2 responses from USCIS so far - one for inquiry that was sent when I took the Infopass and the other one that was opened by my attorney.

Response that I got for inquiry from my Infopass was " Based on the additional documentation provided, your case qualifies for expedited processing. You should hear back from us in 60 days. If you do not hear back in 60 days, please call us back".

I havent provided any documentation to them in the last 2 years, after my FP was done in September 2007.

So when I talked to the IO, she read out that message to me and in a subtle way asked me "What part of that message do you not get"?? I was trying to explain the situation to her, and before I could finish - she said "Sir, I got to move on and take other calls, please dont call back before November 15th".

And then she said the part that chuckles me the most - Sir, is there anything else you would like to me repeat, or do you have any other questions.....??

Hell yeah, I only have one question - when will I get the magic email??
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:50 PM
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@ caliguy
yeah its a matter of luck to get a better IO.. I would wait for couple of days before calling them back.. I wonder how they randomly give different wait times.. At the time of opening SR, I was told to wait for 45 days.. other CSR told me to wait for 30 days.. and I see you have been told to wait for 60 days...

but hang in there man.. we will get green soon...

i have an infopass scheduled for 25th... really hoping to get an approval before that..
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@ geesee

Do you know if they have a record of everytime we talk to the CSRs?

I have only been able to talk to an IO once, and I feel they definitely have more info than these CSRs who are sitting there like bots. To get to the IO, I basically had to tell them that I have not opened a SR so far (which was not true).

When I tried calling yesterday, I told the CSR, that my attorney opened a SR on 1st September and if she could kindly transfer my call to a IO. She said she will not be able to transfer my call, as I had already opened a SR. When I told her that I already got a response for the SR, so I now need to open another SR, she said she cannot as it asked me to wait for 60 days. I requested her a couple times to please transfer me to a IO, she said, Sorry, cannot do it as you have already opened a SR.

I am planning to call them next week again, will tell them I have not opened a SR yet. Atleast, I will then get to talk to a IO.....!!
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To Can2004, kubmilegagc, adobe howm, sriswam, MerciesOfInjustices
Seeing your postings gives me hope of getting GC this time.

Irritated with the lack of transparency and pathetic Customer service.

Created SR :- std reply blah blah.. under review..wait for 60 days.
Twice talked to IO :- First time response.. we are working on your case..
second response :- As per our info on my screen, it is not yet assigned to IO and neither pre-adjudicated. One person says one thing and another says another thing. I do not know what screen they are looking and how they are pulling info. What is the point of puting CSR if they have half baked info or worse no info on where the case is.
Have infopass appt late next week. Guess another garbage collecton day..:-)
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:59 PM
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Default gave response in another thread...

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To Can2004, kubmilegagc, adobe howm, sriswam, MerciesOfInjustices
Seeing your postings gives me hope of getting GC this time.

Irritated with the lack of transparency and pathetic Customer service.

Created SR :- std reply blah blah.. under review..wait for 60 days.
Twice talked to IO :- First time response.. we are working on your case..
second response :- As per our info on my screen, it is not yet assigned to IO and neither pre-adjudicated. One person says one thing and another says another thing. I do not know what screen they are looking and how they are pulling info. What is the point of puting CSR if they have half baked info or worse no info on where the case is.
Have infopass appt late next week. Guess another garbage collecton day..:-)
I responded in our ever favorire sept 2009 thread...please read there some of my comments..
@cali - how are you doing buddy? doing alright?
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Recd the cards today (9/23/09)

CPO E Mail recd on (9/15/09)

Thank Q IV

Good Luck to all
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Recd the cards today (9/23/09)

CPO E Mail recd on (9/15/09)

Thank Q IV

Good Luck to all
Good to know..I had a soft LUD 9/23 after the hard one on 9/22 (approval notice sent email, 5th step) - still waiting for cards....any SLUDs after the approval notice sent updates?
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Recd the cards today (9/23/09)

CPO E Mail recd on (9/15/09)

Thank Q IV

Good Luck to all
Good to know..I had a soft LUD 9/23 after the hard one on 9/22 (approval notice sent email, 5th step) - still waiting for cards....anyone with SLUDs after the approval notice sent updates?
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Default Application Assigned to IO- How long would it take to make a decision

If possible taken an infopass appt. They might be able to tell you the correct status of your appln.
BTW: Does any one know how long does it take for a decision to be made on an application once it has been pre-adjudicated and assiged to an IO?

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To Can2004, kubmilegagc, adobe howm, sriswam, MerciesOfInjustices
Seeing your postings gives me hope of getting GC this time.

Irritated with the lack of transparency and pathetic Customer service.

Created SR :- std reply blah blah.. under review..wait for 60 days.
Twice talked to IO :- First time response.. we are working on your case..
second response :- As per our info on my screen, it is not yet assigned to IO and neither pre-adjudicated. One person says one thing and another says another thing. I do not know what screen they are looking and how they are pulling info. What is the point of puting CSR if they have half baked info or worse no info on where the case is.
Have infopass appt late next week. Guess another garbage collecton day..:-)
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I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS...this morning 10:00AM CST we got the CPO emails for both of us...

I just can not thank Aall of you enough and the IV community for the support they have provided over the last few years - especially since Sept 1.

THANK YOU GOD - THANKS FOR LISTENING.

I will be around - not going anywhere and will support IV efforts!

BEST OF LUCK FOR THOSE WHO ARE WAITING...Believe me "appka bhi number aayega" I was loosing hopes - since Sept 1 when saw number of approvals after my PD/RD/ND etc..but there is really nothing that can predict this system.

Here is my journey - encapsulated:

PD- June 04
I485 files on July 2nd 2007 - NSC
RD 8/4/2207
SR #1: 9/4/2209
SR #2" 9/11/2209
Senator contact: 9/10/2009 and 9/11/2009
Infopass: 9/15/2009
CPO emails: 9/17/2009

Hang in there - open SRs and contact your senators!!!
....and the final step #6 is done - got the physical cards at home today. One long journey comes to an end!!!

Wishing LUCK for everyone who's still waiting!
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Default we got CPO after 6 days after assigned to an IO.

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If possible taken an infopass appt. They might be able to tell you the correct status of your appln.
BTW: Does any one know how long does it take for a decision to be made on an application once it has been pre-adjudicated and assiged to an IO?
9/11 - assigned to IO
9/17 - CPO

Hope this helps!
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Good to know..I had a soft LUD 9/23 after the hard one on 9/22 (approval notice sent email, 5th step) - still waiting for cards....anyone with SLUDs after the approval notice sent updates?
Soft LUD on 9/21/09, - TSC, The cards were mailed on 9/21/09 from TSC and we recd it on 9/23/09 - NJ
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Default LUD - case moved to local office

Hard and Soft LUD recently stating case moved to local office. Does anybody has any idea on timeframe for interview call? Dates being current I want it asap.
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