June 15 processing time for I-485 at the TSC is 'July 17, 2007', >30 days of my spouse's I-485 received date (6/7/07). Complained in writing to Congressman Neal's Immigration Liason officer, the wonderful, powerul Mr. Bill Powers. Bill powers called the TSC, located my spouse's file and had it assigned to a supervisor within <24 hrs! Now wait for 30 days to hear from TSC.
No format. I just stated the facts pointing out that as the 'June 15 processing times for TSC' states 'July 17, 2007 as currently processing' which is >30 days of my spouse's RD (6/7/07). So I would like to know the cause of delay. Apparently, there was no cause, so they assigned it to a supervisor.
I am so and so..... My spouse’s I-140 application [EB1] was approved on Aug. 20, 2002 and I-485 application for permanent residence was approved on 10/31/2005. At that time, I was ineligible to apply for I-485 (i gave the reason why). Subsequently, I filed I-485 on June 7, 2007 as my spouse’s ‘derivative’ to the Texas Service Center. I completed fingerprinting on July 17, 2007. The latest ‘June 15 Processing Times’ for the Texas Service Center show ‘July 17, 2007’ as the current processing dates. This is >30 days of my date of application (I-485, Receipt date 6/7/07). The priority date for EB1 is current for India (fact), and since my spouse’s I-485 has been approved since 10/31/2005, a visa number should already be available for me as derivative (fact). My understanding is that USCIS could adjudicate applications even if security checks are pending for >180 days (fact). I have been in the US for 14 years and I have very cautiously maintained legal status all these years. I would very much appreciate your help in investigating the delay in the adjudication of my I-485 application.
Finally the GC arrived yesterday and it is white, not green! Here is the sequence of events after the complaint to the congressman's liason officer, the wonderful Mr. Powers:
Mr Powers told me that TSC got overwhelmed and transferred truckloads of application to CSC. If my husband's application is in that pile, then the original 'receipt date' at TSC (6/7/07) is invalid and the application will be processed by the CSC receipt date (which we didn't know. He called TSC anyway and discovered that my husband's application was not transferred. The application was assigned to a supervisor and TSC promised to take action within 30 days. In about 10 days we got RFE for Medical/tuberculin test. My husband met with the same doctor with the RFE. The doctor prepared another Medical examination form and prepared the answer to the RFE and put it in a sealed envelop which my husband mailed. Meanwhile the lawyer's office also got a copy of our RFE and they told us to contact the immigration doctor asap and do the same. We mailed the answer to the RFE directly back to TSC. Got RFE received update on 7/22/08, GC approved/welcome/card ordered emails on 7/24, welcome letter on 7/31, GC on 8/2.
Finally it is all over - after 14 long years! My heart goes out to those of you who are waiting. I know exactly what it is like. Have courage and patience.