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THE FACTS:
A client had been awaiting adjudication of their employment-based Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status for many years. The case had been stuck with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with no signs of movement. After years of frustration, the client came to us to seek a resolution of his pending Form I-485 (green card case).
THE LAW:
Usually, USCIS is under no obligation to complete processing on any given case in a set amount of time. That means that they do not usually have a “time limit” on processing cases. As frustrating as this is, clients often are told you “just have to wait” and “be patient.” When cases become stuck with USCIS, there are several methods that can be used to try and get them moving again. Communicating with USCIS directly, working with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) or other advocacy groups, and even making INFOPASS appointments are all good ways to get cases “un-stuck.”

Mr. Miller has used Congressional assistance, AILA pressure, and face-to-face INFOPASS appointments to get cases moving again.

THE RESULT:
After reviewing the case, Mr. Miller began to contact USCIS through various means. After some pushing, the case was finally scheduled for an interview in Baltimore, Maryland. After the interview, the case again became stuck, and Mr. Miller was required to take further action – finally resulting in an approval of the case!

DISCLAIMER: All Case Results published here depend on specific facts and legal issues unique to the case. It is impossible to guarantee any results.

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