Leadership Journal

Friday, March 20, 2009

USCIS and FBI Achieve Interim Backlog Elimination Goals

We’ve met another benchmark in our efforts to eliminate the FBI Name Check backlog.

As of mid-February, USCIS and the FBI had completed all name checks that were pending for more than six months. In doing so, we beat our publicly stated goal by almost two full weeks. With the milestone’s completion, the FBI and USCIS have met or exceeded the first six milestones outlined last summer.

And that might not be the most exciting news. We’re on track to meet our May 31 milestone of completing name check requests pending longer than 90 days. By the end of June, the FBI will complete 98-percent of USCIS name check requests within 30 days and process the remaining two percent within 90 days.

Let me put that into perspective. At the beginning of November 2007, there were nearly 350,000 pending name check requests. Of that total, more than 54,000 had been pending for more than two years. Another 55,000 had been pending for at least a year. Today, there’s a grand total of 6,756 pending name check requests. And of that number, not one has been pending for more than six months. In fact as of that February 17 snapshot, the FBI was completing 99.2 percent of all requests in less than 30 days.

The results speak for themselves. The effective elimination of the name check backlog means that USCIS can make more timely decisions about immigration applications and petitions. That includes cases with derogatory information and those that are otherwise approvable. In both the present and the future, USCIS and the FBI will continue to focus on sustaining the rigorous and efficient screening of each name check request. Our joint attention to eliminating the name check backlog will ensure we reward deserving, eligible applicants with benefits like U.S. citizenship and permanent residency in a more timely manner.

Mike Aytes Acting Deputy Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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  • Congratulations to all (those part of this effort and making this happen).

    -One of many non-immigrants waiting to be immigrant.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 11:22 AM  

  • oh I hope I get my visa soon me and my brothers it is pending sins June 18, 2008 . good luck for alll

    By Blogger kabda_vip, At March 20, 2009 12:19 PM  

  • I wish I could be as happy as Acting Deputy Director Mike Aytes. I have a client and a friend who has been waiting for her FBI clearance for more than "2 years". Her entire family has obtained their green cards and this mother of 2 young girls is still waiting without knowing what is wrong. We cannot attain a straight answer except FBI pending. Could someone please help us so that this mother can feel complete and less worried about her future?

    By Anonymous Johnny Harrington, At March 20, 2009 12:37 PM  

  • Thank you! Thank you! and Thank you!

    This is so great! The best thing ever happened for immigrants in recent years! And this is great for this country too!

    Is this possible to get name check result using online status check? Right now applicant can only get this information from infopass. It could be very convenience to do it online, otherwise I have to take a day off to drive to the nearby city for infopass.

    Thanks you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 12:42 PM  

  • It's a commendable achievement by USCIS. But we should be careful before celebrating since sometimes the processing report does not reflect reality and it should not be a PR exercise like what texas service center does.If one see the TSC 140 processing they are ahead in processing 140 , but reality is they have a huge backlog for july aug. For TSC they process randomly and is like a lottery. Is anyone watching what is happening in TSC?.Even online status check also is broke for TSC.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 1:01 PM  

  • Really wonderful good job

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 1:02 PM  

  • Can you comment on your efforts to eliminate the backlogs on pending labor certifications? I have been stuck in this phase for the past two years in my green card process even though I applied through the perm method since I received my graduate studies in the US.

    Thank you.

    By Blogger tangerine, At March 20, 2009 1:51 PM  

  • Mr Aytes,

    Kudos to you and your staff in acheving your SLA's.

    But the damage has already been done Mr Aytes. 225,000 visas have not been used over the past 10 years mainly because of namechecks and other issues at USCIS. Folks such as my self who has been in the US for 10 years now (legally) will not benefit because of this. My name check, probably, is complete but there is no visa number available and the dates have retrogressed to stone age.

    The irony is your department refuses to provide an accurate representation of the backlog. No matter what kind of legacy systems/databases you are running, your analysts should be able to provide how many EB applications are pending per quarter per category and country. State department has clearly lamented on the backlog and how USCIS refuses to provide a picture on this in Oct 08 bulletin.

    Every year when the final Q of the USCIS/DOS fiscal year comes, the dates jump so much only to make it easy for applications to be picked randomly and come octm they go back to stone ages and remain there for another 3 quarters. we are tired of playing this lotto and I hope you will look into this.

    SCOPS chief Barb Velarde has hired a program manger to work with DOS to utilize visa numbers effectively. How about providing a visa number usage report along with your monthly processing times? If you really want to make immigration easier, these are the kind of things that your organization might want to do. There is no transparency what so ever and the processing times for a month will be updated after a month. What is the point in having the Mar 15th processing times posted on Apr 15th?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 1:52 PM  

  • The processing times for the Texas Service Center, are they accurate or not? For I-485 applications, July 26, 2007 has been posted as the processing date for the last 3 months.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 2:44 PM  

  • Bravo! I'm waiting for my Citizenship Oath Ceremony from 12-08-1998. The FBI have pending the certification of my fingerprints for over 11 years.

    Thank President Obama, Thank USCIS!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 2:45 PM  

  • Really, Great news for some. But is it really work that way or just look good on paper, my application is still pending for decision after waiting of over almost 3 years since application for naturalization and over 10 months after passing citizenship interview and getting recommendation for naturalization from interviewing officer. Law at the bottom of that notice says, decision should be make in 120 days of that interview, but who makes law, who follow it, atleast not USCIS.

    As someone said earlier, NO TRANSPARENCY, no law, I wish someone really do something about it too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 3:08 PM  

  • Orlando according to the bulletin from uscis 2008 shows a processing time of 18 months for citizenship ( n400) applications which is terrible compared to some local offices like palm bay ( 8 months processing time)...does that mean the improved time of FBI name checks will improve processing times for n400? this is one of the concerns the public wants answers to.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 3:12 PM  

  • I am really happy that this process is speeding up.This means probably I might not need to wait another 5 years to become a permanent resident via my father's petition.I cannot wait to truly soar and experience what it means to be a true part of this Great Nation!

    By Anonymous Beryl, At March 20, 2009 3:44 PM  

  • Congratulations to all (those part of this effort and making this happen).

    My case is been processed at the Texas Service Center and I went for GC FP in Nov 2007. If my namecheck was cleared shouldn't my LUD be current ? It still show LUD Oct 2007. Any comments on that one?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 4:25 PM  

  • I hope TSC will now pay attention to our pending I-485.It`s been a long wait...June 2007.My friends who were at Nebraska Service Center got their green cards as early as 90 days after filing.Please do something,I miss my children...haven`t seen them for 8 years.Thank you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 4:27 PM  

  • Hi every one! i want just some one to help me understanding if name checks is the same as security checks. because i have a pending application I-130 for my wife still pending for this reason for more than 2months now. Thanks a lot

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 4:30 PM  

  • Oh! you did it. Can't believe it.

    Still can't believe!

    Still can't.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 4:55 PM  

  • i want to believe that this is it ,but i'm scared to be desapointed once again ,it's been 3 years already,i just had a baby, i want him to see his grand mother(my mother in law) who's too old to travel ,my husband refuses to go home without me ,he hasn't seen his family in 4 yeras now , ....please make it happen for all of us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 5:09 PM  

  • This report can't be true, I've been waiting since november 2006 and every three months my lawyer visits Inmigation and Naturalization on a info pass and all we get is come back in three months, I went through the entire Naturalization process and in nov 2006 I was told we will send you a letter in 90 days for swering in ceremony and up to date nothing.
    I Don't know what else to do a writ of mandamus is probably the way to go, I feel discrimated by USCIS

    By Anonymous OMAR BASS, At March 20, 2009 5:56 PM  

  • Nice and thanks. More good intention families immigrating will have good night sleep and use their energy to help the economy. One more reason to overhaul the system from making people wait for sleepless 10yrs for just something that could be done in 6 months. Kudos to Mr. Aytes and God bless America

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 7:42 PM  

  • My husband is waiting the oath ceremony since november 2008, he is sick and 71 years old, i was told that he was approved but emm. doesnt know why he wasnt called, yet, so, who knowa?very sad and confused

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 8:49 PM  

  • well,my case has been pending for 4 long years now,every time i go to ask about my status,they tell me ,,,your case is pending,come back in 6 months,i go agian and ask,they tell me,oh my God it has been so long ,we will send you to go get finger prents soon.nothing happens so far ,i went last month,i told them last time i came ,someone told me you were suppose to get fingerprints,but i got nothing,WHo told this?your case is wating FBI clearance.so who is telling the truth......i do not know

    By Anonymous samih nabhan,Houston,832-382-6297, At March 20, 2009 9:17 PM  

  • can someone help me here,my case has been pending for 4 years now..

    By Anonymous nabhan, At March 20, 2009 9:21 PM  

  • thank you for what i have been pending for my i 485 application since 2006 we are now in 2009 and my mother died and i couldn't even go see her or be in her funeral and when i went to ask if it was any way for me to travel the officer told me this is not ur country you can leave and you don't have to come back i told her my wife and my kids are here she said oh well its humilating i work for bmw NA AND I PAY ALOT OF money for taxes every year do u think any one gets a curtosey what ever i gave up thanks ok

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2009 9:50 PM  

  • Although I wish the milestone was achieved three years ago when I was waiting desperately, I'm happy for all the AOS applicants now who have one less bottleneck to worry about.

    Great job!

    By Anonymous Hart, At March 21, 2009 3:45 AM  

  • I have a pending application I-130 for my son from more than 6 months

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 7:49 AM  

  • How will this news affect the I 130 petitions, would it facilitate the process or be just the same slow process. How do we know the exact dates being processed when you do not post it, I don't understand your "6 months", FROM when TO when shall it start and end and what does it cover. BE TRANSPARENT PLEASE so that we can at least monitor how is our petition/cases going. My petitions for my 2 less than 21 year old daughters were filed NOV. 7, 2007 with received date of January 18, 2008, HOW IS THIS???? I've petitioned my wife 2-3 weeks late than my 2 daughters but she received her NVC notice only after 3 months and been here in US since last year. I don't understand why that of my 2 minor daughters cases are having a hard time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 7:52 AM  

  • I don;t know from what point of view they are showing name check complete. My case is pending name check since 2005. My case shows the result ???????

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 8:51 AM  

  • Good news.. but this applies for L1 visa also..My case is pending from June 25th its been almost 8 months & my clients are waiting for me...

    Please let me know the answer if this applies fpr L1 individual case also..


    By Blogger Kishore, At March 21, 2009 10:31 AM  

  • Liars!
    "Today, there’s a grand total of 6,756 pending name check requests. And of that number, not one has been pending for more than six months."
    My family's has been pending for over half a decade

    By Blogger ivanvpan, At March 21, 2009 12:26 PM  

  • I been waiting for clearance over 7 years???? wow yes this is the truth,I been finger printed 3 times and 2 FBI interview home visit,I was very lucky and waiting on my I485 since Feb 2003,Asylum,and still no answer,they are processing now aug 2008!!! God I live in this country over 8 years and I have no papers,and my status pending for further security check up!!!! hope waiting on hope and how been treated in USA...thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 1:48 PM  

  • I paid a lot of money to 2 lawyers and I waited 7 years and even I did not get to see my sick father been in 2 open heart surgery,even I did not get my travel docum,USA treated us very bed and i regret the day I came her by mistake ,severl times I asked for deportation,because i live in the state without identity,I met all the req and even FBI,never took any benifite from USA immig serv, and I been waiting over 7 years for clearance,I been working since I been to USA,taxes paid in advance and still I treated like animal,even not like animals,bec the animals they have good clinics,I dont know why 7 years my papers pending,many thing I can say about the immig serv in the state,plzzz any one have question for me how I been treated and need more info on my cases,I will answer them,NOTHING PRIVATE and NOTHING Wrong done,my email for every one

    By Blogger Jacqueline, At March 21, 2009 2:36 PM  

  • Good news..hope there will be some action to reinstate the lapsed visa numbers for permanent residency.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 3:00 PM  

  • How come as of mid Feb USCIS and FBI completed all name checks that were pending more than six months?My N-400 case is still pending over two years,since Jan 31 2007 due to security clearance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 3:26 PM  

  • I hope this is true, because my name check still pending, since 2005, and I didnt get my green card yet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 3:31 PM  

  • Bravo, FBI & USCIS did a marvelous job of NNCP but still there are some cases where the spouse & kids have been issued family immig visas and and husband is waiting for NNCP clearance for months together after interview at visa consular offices at posts. Such split family cases are in abundance which is against the spirit of LIFE act passed by congress. Such cases should have been given top priority.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 11:29 PM  

  • I am weating from 4 years but I dont get the chanse for green card , now i think ,if the annuncement is correct than ,"can i get soon possible? " or like a dream only.........!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 21, 2009 11:57 PM  

  • It's good to here good news. I hop everyone get there wishes. Me and my family are strugling and surviving in this great land called U.S.A. Onley in GOD we trust.
    May GOD help and protect my fallow father, mother, brother and sisters. Keep your heads up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 1:07 AM  

  • Can you plaese tell me the reason why the I130 petition for alien relative (brother or sister) in the California service center has gone from 2001 to 1999.Was this a misprint.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 12:49 PM  

  • Dear Mike.

    You have done a wonderful job, very good, now how about doing something about the backlog with I-130 brother/sister petition case, my case is pending since May 2000,every time when I check the processing site the date is the same, for around 4-5 years now it stuck into Febuary 25, 2001, can someone look into the matter and tell the public the truth or what is going on?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 2:37 PM  

  • I don't mind you speeding up "backlog" as long as you TAKE NO SHORTCUTS!

    As a citizen of the United States I demand the DHS contiune worksite enforcment raids and save Amercian jobs for legitimate workers ONLY!

    There is NO EXCUSE for allowing any illegal alien to stay in an illegal job, that an American Citizen can have!

    12 Million Amercians cannot find a job!
    7 Million illegal aliens do have a job!
    That is just plain wrong!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 3:59 PM  

  • Dear Mr. Aytes:

    While it is paramount that this mile stone of FBI name checks has been completed as stipulated between the USCIS and the FBI, yet an important question remains. How long would it take the USCIS and its IT department to start completing and updating cases that have been pending for those significant periods of time to reflect reality? Many families are hurting after visiting and discovering from the USCIS Web site that their case(s) priority dates are out side the normal processing time. And when these case applicants call the USCIS 1-800 375 5283 to inquire about the case status and processing times, the response they receive is virtually similar to what the web site have on each and every one of those cases.

    One of the primary reasons given by the USCIS for increasing the filing fees for most applications and petitions in the Fall of 2007 was to hire more hands in order to address and/or hasten the reviews and completion of those hug workload of backlogs in the USCIS system. Yet, since those increases in administrative costs on August 2007, there have not been a whole sale changes that reflect such administrative maneuver in its monthly updates of “Case Status Online” and “Processing Times” in the USCIS web site. One thing is to get those FBI name checks taken care of; another thing is to follow up with completion of the long waited backlogs of cases with the USCIS.

    Without doubt, Mr. Aytes, you and your good office has achieved something great with the clearance of FBI names checks. But we would like to see rapid changes in the completion of those long awaited petitions and applications that have been in the USCIS system for over two years or more. As the adage says, “A play full of witty tactics says of the land.”

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 5:26 PM  

  • My I485 with TSC has been pending for 5yrs now it is my hope that this mile stone will help resolve things at this processing center. If you need help with some ifos I'm ready to help. Thank you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 6:30 PM  

  • I have the same issue waiting for GC and additional security check review .... I wish they make things a little easier for innocient simple and hardwork positve thinking people like us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2009 10:05 PM  

  • Dear Mr. Aytes, I would like to clarify my Naturalization case....i have been waiting for the "name check", "background check"....for more than 5 years As I am told by my local USCIS for. and I am still waiting....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 8:30 AM  

  • My case is pending name check since 2006(Application for naturalization). I was waiting 5 year for the residence status ....no comments...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 9:42 AM  

  • I must be missing something because my case has been pending since 2004, so either i can't count or somebody needs to double check before they post these letters about faster service. I have gone through so much work permit is like america is getting rich off me and am stock going neither backward or forward.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 1:09 PM  

  • You know it is unfair how immigrants are treated just to obtain a green card in american. It cost a leg and a arm and some cases after you pay all this money there is no guarantee that you will obtain green card. The spanish people don't have to go through all this drama but everyone esle has to. This seems like a money making machine. Anyway, i hope i will get a green card sometime soo, because i have 2 kids here and my husband and i really wouldn't like to go back to my country considering the fact that i don't have a home to take my kids to. America is still a good country and i hope things will get better soon for everyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 1:16 PM  

  • Thank you Mr. Aytes, and congratulation for the efforts. But "Today, there’s a grand total of 6,756 pending name check requests. And of that number, not one has been pending for more than six months" my case was pending for 4 years I am still keep telling by costumer service that my case is still under FBI name check.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 1:59 PM  

  • does these back log include pernament resident filing for there spouse which was done in 2007 an 2008 isnt it that new york dont seperate families

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 2:18 PM  

  • This is very good news and sends a great signal to everyone in the process that the organization is becoming increasingly responsive to the needs of the people. I look forward to similar initiatives in the future.

    By Anonymous Western Art, At March 23, 2009 5:04 PM  

  • my in-law case was pending for 17 years finaly they got their paper but their son die waiting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 6:52 PM  

  • me encuentro en mexico desde abril de 2007 y todabia no tienen mis resultados desafortunadamente y triste que estoy separado de mi esposa y mi hijo es muy triste pero prfavor aseleren el proseso de todos los casos pendientes medieron 15 meses para tener una respuesta eso no es justo todos somos humanos, por fabor gracias agan algo y gracias.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 10:35 PM  

  • My I 485 application is pending since 2007. The dates in Texas service center is not moving and then when i checked the visa bulletin for employment based wow its back to 2002!! I have been a good tax payer of this country so pls........ start doing something for employment based I 485 application...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 10:45 PM  

  • Good job guys,God bless America

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 11:14 PM  

  • My case is pending since 2005, I call customer service every 6 months and I received the same response, wait 6 months, because your case is under review, My congressmen made an inquire and CIS said My background check still pending and can take several years to be complete it, so how is lieing? CIS need to work closer with FBI, I think.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 23, 2009 11:47 PM  

  • That should not have been and never was a problem. These people are clumsy and inconsiderate at their best. People filing proper documents have no choice and at their mercy for a routine procedure that should take 30 days at most to process.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 9:49 AM  

  • Is this backlog elimination only for Naturalization cases or for all visa requests at consuler officer stages at embassies?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 11:16 AM  

  • I am one of the ones who had had "pending name check" status for 4+ years, but at last it was processed recently (after a 4.5 yrs wait). The milestones have definitely been met as far as I am concerned and you guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work! To those who are somehow still awaiting a decision on their namechecks, please be patient and let these guys do their work. I know from customer's standpoint, it's extremely frustrating to have to wait for years in some cases but you gotta understand that namechecks are important steps in the immigration applications processing. This is one of those scenarios where the depts mantra is "better late than sorry". And I can't help but side with the dept.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 11:23 AM  

  • Thanks guys. My wife and daughter were waiting for 13 months. And they recieved their 'green cards' last week.
    Great job!!! and thank you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 11:49 AM  

  • I had applied for I-485 in aug 2007 as employment based ,working as a RN .My case is still pending it is not fast enough ,its costing me more by renewing everything second time like advance parole,EAD .
    It's like a cloud hanging on my head,can't make decision to buy house or settle down .
    USCIS knows the shortage of nurses then why our case files are collecting dust sitting in their office.finishedthe pending cases then take new cases .seems like its just money making business and unnecessary stress to innocents legal workers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 12:27 PM  

    Not ignored!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 3:22 PM  

  • Mr.Mike,

    Please into the situation at the Vermont Service Center, the I-130 alien relative (brother/sister)petitions has beed the same date Febuary 25, 2001; for along,long, long time now ,around (3-4yrs) and its have not beed change since, what is wrong with the system, can you please tell us the public?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 7:08 PM  

  • My case has been pending for over 2 years and when you call the 1-800 number, I get the same answer all the time. How can I really find out the status of my case.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 7:47 PM  

  • I would also like to know how I can find out whether by case is being held up for FBI background check

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 7:57 PM  

  • I am glad to see that the name check problem has finally been solved. However there remains many victims including myself. My N-400 case was delayed 2 years (nc took 2 years + 8 month processing = 2yr 8m total) which effectively has delayed my I-130 petition case and my wife is still not here. We have just passed our 2nd anniversary apart. I think I deserve faster processing on my I-130 given the unreasonable two year delay. An excessive name check delay should be eligible for expedited service. (even though the delay came from another case such as N-400) USCIS needs to be cognitive and responsive to such cause-effect situations.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 24, 2009 8:52 PM  

  • Good news is what we have heard for a while now, but my wife filed a petition 6 years ago for me, with NO ANSWER. Why the security check backlog? FBI backlogged? Note, I have been in the USA for OVER 10 YEARS!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 12:01 AM  

  • i had my interview for n-400 at washington dc faifrax field office 08/21/2008 i passed the test but no decision yet since then i've been waiting for oath it's been over seven month now, they should make decision on my case because it's pending over 6 months , but no decision yet .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 1:43 AM  

  • Really???? Why is mine still pending since Sept 2005......

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 10:37 AM  

  • Dear Mr. Aytes,

    My husband's I-130 petition was received 01-19-07 and is still pending the FBI Check. I have (6) minor children, ages 5, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 years respectively. I am raising six children in the very costly Washington DC area as a single parent. I have no immediate family in the area. Meanwhile, my husband waits in Jordan for his FBI check to be completed and his case to be approved. My children and I have waited over 2 years without a father and husband.

    My six children and I are all born American Citizens. Please expedite this case. My family needs help as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration. S.Jaradat

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 1:34 PM  

  • Ateast the poblem is being resolved. I understand, it can be very frustrating.And for the most part I don't think they really understand how important it is to us. Sometimes it just feels like your life is on a standstill. Kudos and lets all hope for the best. After all good things don't come easy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 4:25 PM  

  • Does anyone know if this will help the 601 backlog they have right now on pending cases waiting to get a response? This is very important to families that are separated waiting to get a reply from DHS.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 25, 2009 5:23 PM  

  • yeah right
    my case is been over 5 years still pending
    i dont know what are you celebrting for

    By Blogger ADEL, At March 25, 2009 10:15 PM  

  • i did apply for citizenship since 2004 did interview may 2005 i have tried stop by office personally didn't not help i did call 1800 number didn't help, all i get you got wait pending .
    with this economy i can not afford lawyer to go after my case CBP is not helpful at all
    here i am stock with no solution's

    By Blogger ADEL, At March 25, 2009 10:22 PM  

  • well this sounds good but i am not getting excited till i see my green card. i have been waiting over 3 years now nothing received nothing!!! i keep calling them every each month blah blah blah wait wait wait

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 12:04 AM  

  • Good Job! Now we just have to work on the Visa processing time.

    Thank you for you hard work!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 4:06 AM  

  • This is no news. Another attempt to make them look like they're doing something about it. When there are no other backlogs in the whole process then I might come and shake your hands. Till then, you've taken a lot of money (giving you jobs might I add), and no results. Ask the many that has been waiting 5, 6 ,7 or more years. Go ahead. Ask them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 9:47 AM  

  • My fiancé (American citizen) and I (Peruvian) applied for a fiancé visa on September 2008.We have been waiting for the NOA2 for more than six months and we just receive a letter that says that our process is pending because they are doing some backgrounds checks of my fiancé (American citizen). For what I know in k1 visa NCV is the one who check the name no USCIS and it is only for the beneficiary not for the petitioner.
    For me it seems like they didn’t even look for my file because we gave them lot of proof of our relationship and neither of us has records, so I don’t understand why it is so complicated.
    I am scary that it will take months or even years to be with my fiancé. Did somebody know what can I do to speed the process or get in contact with somebody at USCIS. We already contact a congressman but USCIS keep saying that they are waiting for name checks.So unfair !
    If somebody can help me, here is my e-mail :ineschiarella@hotmail.com
    Good luck to every one!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 10:50 AM  

  • we pay thousands of dollars to attorneys in the hope that they can do something, but they are helpless too.

    Why don't they start expedite processing for these cases and take moneyfrom customer which we are paying to attorneys, so they can pay more worker and do security check more effectively and faster.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 10:58 AM  

  • Presumptuous that NNCP is the hardest part in the whole process for Permanent Resident, and USCIS along with FBI can complete NNCP in a timely manner. Then we should also have reason to expect that USCIS can adjust I-485 cases in a timely manner as well, maybe even in a more timely manner. But this is not happen yet. Still this is a very good news for most of us, hopefully for everybody, and it's a good job of USCIS and FBI, but more needs to be done from USCIS in the near future. Otherwise, we might need to wait for more years worrying about future, which is a burden on families.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 12:56 PM  

  • Mr.Aytes,

    Keep working at it until you have completly eliminate all backlog case from the systems, especially all I-130 petition case!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 6:35 PM  

  • My I-485 pending since 2003 , i can't count how many service request i mad to USCIS until today . "met millstone" !!!!????? i hope you reed this posts so you can determine the millstone been met or not!!! i feel so sorry for my self and thousands people . because our life and future on other fake hands!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 10:14 PM  

  • I have a pending application I-130. Really???? Why is mine still pending since April 6,2007......

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 27, 2009 3:58 AM  

  • If USA is the world of technology and the problem solver around the whole world, why can't she finds a solution for her problems in the immigration.
    (We can't blame the third world if they don't find solutions for their problems). It's so easy to manage all the backlog problems if USA wants to, but the truth she doesn't want to find any solution . This is a business going on, we don't know till what time. We have to wait ....or loose hope ...and leave.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 27, 2009 11:27 AM  

  • I have been waiting for 8 years on an I-485. Am I included in these flashy statistics?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 27, 2009 3:12 PM  

  • Should I assume then that my I-485 application filed in 2005 will be coming anytime soon? Based on the visa bulletin we are going backwards...PLEASE CLARIFY

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 27, 2009 7:36 PM  

  • This article is just anothe lie from UCSIS. I had to wait 4 years for my Green Card because of FBI background check. Now I'm waiting for more than a year for my Naturalization, and no answer at all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 12:07 AM  

  • Thanks to the staff of NNCP for speedy clearance of back log many families relieved with the news. Now the posts and NVC should give top priority to virtually separate husbands and wives and minor children in the true spirit of LIFE act to speed up processing on top priority. I was sad to read multi-pronged miseries of many families victim of this delayed name check process.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 3:09 AM  

  • In view of LIFE act the NNCP should also categorize the Family priority in accordance with the NVC priority of F-1, F-2, F-3 etc. so that split families should not suffer long waiting times.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 3:16 AM  

  • i wish i may get my immigrant visa processing result soon....
    ejaz kalam

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 7:12 AM  

  • Is this for AOS and Naturalization or cases pending at consulates too?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 8:25 AM  

  • i sent in my n-400 application in january i got my finger prints notice in 3 weeks what is the chance that i can get a passport by july 10th because i want to fly on july 13th

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 12:16 PM  

  • I challenge Mr. Aytes to take on cases delayed for a year at USCIS AFTER FBI name check has been cleared and still unresolved.
    Would anybody at USCIS take this challenge?
    Email me for more info if you would.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 3:36 PM  

  • Hey I need a desk job, I type up to 45 wpm and am very computer literate, I love reading and the internet researching etc. How about giving a disabled man 48 y old a job that will support my family a living wage. I will help process all applications which pass the requirements that are not a threat to our great nation. Just need a job I can do from home Thanks!!

    By Blogger mike, At March 28, 2009 7:27 PM  

  • My husband is 9 years in this country, I am 5. I have minor kids in my country( 8 and 14 ) and I didnt see them for 5 years, 3 months and 1 week. Our 485 Employment-based is pending 18 months in TSC. I am desperate, for me every day is like a year, who are parents they understand... If I knew what I would have to come through in this country I'd never come here...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 8:30 PM  

  • If you delt with the goverment before then you should know NOT to get your hopes up.. They tell you one thing and then find another reason... I am a Citizen and they have me waiting for my prints to bring my wife in from Colombia??????? Picture that..

    Believe me one game ends one begins.. They will just give the horse a different name..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 10:16 PM  

  • As always.. the goverment must approve what is said..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 28, 2009 10:17 PM  

  • How does this help I-130. I am so TIRED of immigration.. Website says 6 months.. I called to see where they was at because the only notice I got was them taking my money. But every time I contact them I hear a script.. Call back when it is over the alloted time 6 months.. So I call 1 day after 6 months and the put in a order to asked why?? And I got a letter telling me if I have NOT HEARD nothing in 6 months to give them a call??? So I call immigration again and they tell me I must wait 60 days.. If they can not do the job then give them to people that can.. AND why are tax dollars paying for people to read scripts and can not help you at all??
    I am a US citizen and get treated like I was born in Iraq.
    I had a secret, top secert, and special cat. Clearence in the military and it took them all of 4 weeks to get those and now to get my family here I must go through this.. It has been almost a year now since I have seen my family.. But immigration is happy to go home to theirs each night..
    I even wrote my senator and they got the same letter as me..
    If you got Obama's address or email I will write him too... Something needs to be done from the top down.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 29, 2009 2:38 AM  

  • While i am pleased that the FBI and USCIS were able to catch up on this enormous log of name check background requests I am astonished as to how this problem occurred in the first place. I am very curious as to how this huge queue of names was allowed to accumulate in the first place. Was the FBI's name check division merely understaffed and underfunded? Or was there a serious flaw in your operation design? Most importantly what did you do to correct the problems? It's all good and well to focus your efforts and eliminate the huge back log of name check requests but if you dont address what caused the problem this will merely happen again further down the road and delay the American Dream for many deserving immigrants who are trying to enter this country and gain their citizenship legally. I also hope the FBI is prepared for its requirement in fulfilling the Census Bureau's biometric background checks for the upcoming 2010 Census. A delay by the FBI to check the 1.4 million Census applicants can and will severely hinder the Census taking effort costing our country potentially billions of dollars.

    By Blogger Rhett Norton, At March 29, 2009 12:08 PM  

  • YES!!!TEXAS SERVICE CENTER...Please speed up our pending I-485,we can`t go home to our country to see our children...we miss them....PLEASE...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 29, 2009 6:18 PM  

  • I'm in us since 1991, I was granted asylen in 1996. I applied for permanent residence in 1997. I was interviewed in feb 2000, but that time visa was not available. then I was interviewed in 2003. I was told uscis is waiting for my name check.again I was interviewed in 2005 for 485 but I got the same answar from the officer that my name check didn't come up yet so I have to wait. After that I visited local immig office several times but my name check was never came up and I'm still waitinggggggggg & I have no idea how long I have to wait more

    By OpenID bigeasysportwear, At March 30, 2009 10:47 AM  

  • My wife lives in one of the most dangerous place on earth right now (Darfut, Sudan), I have tried many different channels to bring her over but all were failed. I have applied last year to become US citizen but stuck with FBI name check. Mr. director could you please move my case before I loose my wife. Per the above motioned memo,” In fact as of that February 17 snapshot, the FBI was completing 99.2 percent of all requests in less than 30 days.” I will appreciate any help.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 11:22 AM  

  • It has NO effect on I-130 I have called them today only to find out same game different name.. Believe me this is for political reasons only.. Why all of a sudden theyy can work this miricle and could not before?? It is called the paper work suffle.. YES the FBI has elimanated the backlog because they dumped it all on another persons desk to get it from under their name.. WATCH AND TAKE NOTE

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 1:17 PM  

  • What a USELESS branch of the U.S. Government the IMMIGRATION Department (USCIS) turned out to be. It's been two years since I've filed my AOS for my family and I. Paid the money to the lawyer and Immigration. And after all the hard work to get this far. I am still waiting for a simple approval. I could have gone to Cuba. Hopped on a boat. Washed up in Miami and get my Permanent Residency and Citizenship faster. But I guess the legal way is much more complicated.

    Texas Service Center case processing has been stuck at June 2007 forever. Is anyone working at the TSC??? Why is there a delay for EB3 applicants. Do the State Department and USCIS know the impact their lack of effective management is having on ordinary people who just want to get on with their simple lives???

    By Blogger Steve, At March 30, 2009 2:21 PM  

  • Every speech given by an official from the USCIS for the last ten years emphasize the great work, progress, and achievement made by them solving cases and backlogs. If that is the case, how come there are still a backlog in I-130, I-485, MTR, and Appeal cases? Is there going to be a day when all backlogs are over? My suggestion is that USCIS should pay their adjudicators salaries on merits. The amount of cases successfully cleared and processed per month will determine their paychecks. This will make them get of their butts and do some work, just like any public servant in other countries like UNITED KINGDOM, where persons and immigarnts are treated with respect and integrity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 2:42 PM  

  • My status has been pending since I took the test and was recommended for citizenship in sept 2004. I finally broke down and hired an attorney today.
    I truly wish I will be one of the lucky ones out that have been approved. Any suggestions for me? Mike Aytes it has been 5 years my email is najwakelloff@peoplepc.com pls advise before I spend my hard earned money for attorney fees.

    By Anonymous N kelloff, At March 30, 2009 3:51 PM  

  • Woow!!! I have trying out crazy to find out on my pending I-140 application that is held in name check and there is no movement on my application. This is a big relief if my application gets traction and hope to get it approved. I will get a good night sleep once I see it as approved!!! ..god save us from this huge turmoil.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 5:20 PM  

  • Really good news,for some .But is it really makes that way or just look good on paper . My citizenship application is still pending since 2006 even I had been interviewed in October 2007 and my application is still pending for decision for taking oath ceremony .When ever I enquire the USCIS simply mentioned that name check has not yet been completed( ) In this worldof techonology advancement it took several years to complete the name check of a person who are over 65 years of age
    and leaving in USA continuiosly for more than 10 years

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 7:19 PM  

  • My husband and his lawyer are in US Federal Court here in the United States. I sponsored him in 2005. I am a born US Citizen. We have been in court 4 times. WE have another date in Dec. 2009. No criminal record. Once I contacted USCIS and a gentleman stated that when my husband goes to court in Dec. he will be required to pay a fine of $1,000 and then get his green card. I called USCIS again and asked if my husband would have to leave the USA and the young lady said that since we have a lawyer and his case is being heard in the USA and no criminal record probably not. I hope this is true. Does anyone know anything I should know?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 30, 2009 8:38 PM  

  • LIFE act was passed by congress to facilitate split families specially the vital life partners husband & wife living apart in miserable stressful conditions the NNCP /USCIS should evolve some procedure to start the NNCP process the day I-130 form is received at NVC to save the spirit of LIFE act proving useless in present back log conditions. The Finger Prints can be taken at posts to be submitted alongwith I-130. Delays of years / months together are traumatic.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2009 12:48 AM  

  • My I-485 pending since 2002, i am still waiting , feels like thier is only goal in my life , (feel) bad waiting for all those years

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2009 5:07 AM  

  • this is absolutely untrue. my husband's permanent resident application has been pending for almost FOUR years. and they keep telling us it's a security/namecheck issue. where's our interview!??

    By Anonymous rima, At March 31, 2009 9:51 AM  

  • What is being done to clear the backlog for all the pending LC applications that were "randomly" audited?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2009 2:01 PM  

  • I have lived in the U.S over 9 years know,i have filed my papers with an employer and spend lots of money.Something bad happened with my paperwork and i was force to leave the U.S not by deportation but buy voluntary departure.
    My paperwork is still in tack but after all that hard work and money i am hoping that it will pay off some day.I have abide by all the laws of the U.S and all i ever wanted was to get my M.D in medicine and bioengineering so i can help mankind to a better way of living and respecting the human body.know all i can do is wait i am studying right part time in the biomedical program but it's not the same and it may take me 5years longer and thousands of dollars i don't have but i still hope i am still waiting.?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2009 3:51 PM  

  • What is the issue with Visa numbers? In July of 2007, everything was current. Then suddenly, everything became backlogged. As of 2 months ago, EB3 world was at 2005. Then now, it is backlogged. We need to continue to see positive progression only in this great country. This should not be rocket science.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2009 6:52 PM  

  • I hope this speeds up processing at the Texas Service Center because my case is been pending since april,2005 and they said my name check has not returned since 2004. But in december 2008 they told me the name check is cleared and everything is fine but they have have just not approved it.I have renewed employment authorization card 5 times and they are still saying 'THEY HAVE JUST NOT APPROVED IT,BUT EVERYTHING IS FINE'. but i hope with this development all approvable cases will be attended to

    By Anonymous folarin.o., At March 31, 2009 7:28 PM  

  • well my i485 is pending for 3 years now in TEXAS SERVICE CENTER i dont know what is going on there is it possible that some of them are racist and dont like us?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 1, 2009 11:54 AM  

  • My brother petitioned for my sister and I in April 2001. We are still waiting on USCIS. Would this USCIS/FBI name check have any impact on our applications moving at a faster phase?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 1, 2009 6:12 PM  

  • my I-30 application has bee approved in 2005 sinces then i havent recive anykind of latter from them. i need to see my 85yr old mom which i have not seen her sinces so long , on web site the proccesing date for brother and sister was 2001, now all of sudden its march 1999. how long we have to waite to see our mother?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 1, 2009 7:46 PM  

  • Backlog finished... now what???? What is the next step does anybody know? How long do we still have to wait? another 3 years????? or 5 ? I check the case status almost everyday and on my pending I-485 the date has not changed since the day they received the application which was in 2006.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 2, 2009 9:25 AM  

  • Dear Mr. Aytes:

    Now that you and your good office are through with the FBI name check on hundreds of thousands of petitions and applications that had been pending for years, raging from one (1) to thirteen (13) years, as indicated by the various postings here in response to your article on the DHS-USCIS Leadership Journal, entitled: “USICS and FBI Achieve Interim Backlog Elimination Goals,” one important question remains. How many more months or years will it take you and your staff at the USCIS to adjudicate those cleared FBI name check backlog of hundreds of thousands of diverse petitions and applications?

    One would wonder that if your USCIS office and the FBI have been able to accomplish this milestone within that short time period, then, it would take weeks, not months to adjudicate these long awaited cases that have been in your system for years--way beyond the normal processing time frame in the USCIS Web site. Besides, I would add that the USCIS Web site SHOULD be updated monthly to reflect reality. As it is now, it does not. While integrity matters to a great majority of people, institutions, and agencies in the United States, I hope it matters to USCIS as a branch of the DHS.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 2, 2009 12:27 PM  

  • Good thinking anonymous from april 2, 2009 12:27pm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 2, 2009 3:53 PM  

  • it has been more than two years that my I130 has been approved by USCIS,but i have this background check for the last two years,i live in pak and my wife live in the united states all by herself.we are tired of this waiting,even we thought about the divorce because we think now that we wont be allowed by them.i hope we get good news too from this.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 2, 2009 11:15 PM  

  • My application is pending since Dec 2006. Nothing changed so
    far for me...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 6, 2009 12:34 PM  

  • hola senora napolitano saludos desde el condado de montery

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 7, 2009 4:07 PM  

  • I am so amazed that some people who applied for I-485 get their green cards within 8 or 9 months while some are waiting for about 7-10 years with the same case status. I am really wondering the USCIS is working according to application date as your website says. And no reason or explanation was given for that. Good luck everybody.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 9, 2009 4:32 PM  

  • Can we expect all those comments will be addressed by USCIS or Mr. Mike Aytes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 9, 2009 4:36 PM  

  • Dear Mr. Aytes
    I born in US. I filled I-130 for my husband in 2007. Finally my husband was interviewed at US Embassy in Abu Dhabi last year. He have been waiting now for 6 months (AP, backgroung check). I don`t understand why we have to wait so long to get my family live with me in my contury and what`s the purpose of the IV if we have to wait that long. I hope we get a good news soon. Thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 11, 2009 11:59 AM  

  • I remember when former USCIS director, EMILIO, during his tenure with the USCIS, worked so hard to clear most of the backlog of petitions and applications with the USCIS before he resigned or was perhaps, forced out. That man achieved more results in a short time he was in office as USCIS Director than any other director I’ve come to know.

    But things have not been the same from the reign of director Jock Scheifer and his progeny. I wish President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano would put in somebody like director Emilio again to speed things up for every petitioner or applicant who has her/his case pending for those significant time period now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 13, 2009 11:30 AM  

  • I agree with the lady whose husband is waiting for background check in Abu Dhabi, after interview since last six months, there is abundance of such split family cases, normally it takes 1 to 2 years to reach an interview stage at Post after wards the Administrative process takes another nerve shattering wait of months together it is negation of LIFE ACT, at least the spouses should have been put in speedy ques according to family priority criteria. I hope secretary of Home land security speed up such cases.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 15, 2009 1:35 AM  

  • well i keep reading about names being cleared but we can not even get a simple name check clearance for k1 visa been almost two years now......when we call the service office we get a different answer every time then at the end wait six more months then contact us again so i beg to differ the name checks are NOT cleared and not our of back long

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 15, 2009 9:59 AM  

  • Please,help us to bring our kids and we could wait our 485 as long as possible, but together!PLEASE....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 16, 2009 4:08 PM  

  • Perhaps some of us may have been deleted from the list years ago. My receipt date is as far backs as Feb 2005 and nothing heard as date. I cannot figure out what the FBI is looking for, it is only God who knows. Some friends that I assisted to file their papers in 2006 are on the verge of becoming citizens and I am still languishing with Work Authorization. I have had to renew my Work authorization for 4 years in a row and each time, the answer to my enquiries was, one Mr John at Memphis office is on an extended review of my case. What at all is he reviewing for 4 years and hasn't found out? I am not a criminal, never have been in trouble and neither was "wasteful" person in my home country befoe coming to the US. Immigration process has stalled or halted all plans I have in life and I still cannot figure out what to do. It's my prayer this enhance sevice delivery will result in the issuance of my Green Card.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 17, 2009 12:33 AM  

  • I hope the Director will spend some time to read the aricle below. I copied this today, April 16, 2009 for a petition filed in Feb 2005. For how long do I have to wait?


    Current Status: Case received and pending.

    On February 2, 2005, we received this I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. We will notify you by mail when we make a decision or if we need something from you. If you move while this case is pending, call customer service. We process cases in the order we receive them. You can use our processing dates to estimate when yours will be done. This case is at our NATIONAL BENEFITS CENTER location. Follow the link below to check processing dates. You can also receive automatic e-mail updates as we process your case. Just follow the link below to register.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 17, 2009 12:40 AM  

  • You must note that I've received numerous times this type of six months nonsense answer from the USCIS. In fact, I would want real answer, not this standardized statement laid down to be copied and sent to petitioners/applicants every time they inquire about their case status.

    Please give me real answer to my inquiry: When is this six months additional review thing going to be over for my Form I-730, Asylee/Refugee relative petition which was filed on MARCH 13, 2007?

    What about the FBI/USCIS clearance of backlog as advertised in the leadership journal by acting deputy director, Mike Aytes that no more backlogs for cases filed more than 90 days old? You guys at the USCIS are funny with this ONLY SIX MONTHS ANSWER to inquiry about petitions outside the normal processing times for over two years now.

    I'm really frustrated with this stupid SIX MONTHS ANSWER and I don't believe I will ever get a real answer from anybody from the USCIS due to this lack of trust and integrity in its dealings with some of its customers. It is a shame that things are taking so long for some petitioners/applicants and move so quickly for others.

    By Anonymous Jim, At April 21, 2009 2:10 PM  

  • Thanks USCIS for making me realize that am getting juiced by a money making machine. If i had 7 million people just renewing their EAD for $300 each year; that is 2 billion dollars into my pocket every year, i too would not want to give that up easily. For us families who are waiting and frustrated with this entire system, this is good news director aytes but too often your department have come up short on their word....why does it still feel the same this time?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 23, 2009 8:25 AM  

  • Mr. Director, thank you for the is window, I have been waiting for my name check for 5 months now, what is up? The information above stated you guys were/are doing a great job regards the name check staff. I have been living here for 12 years now and went overseas for 150 days during this period. I have no moving violation not even parking ticket in the last 6 years. Could somebody advice the FBI to move forward with my case and send it back to USCIS. Our let the FBI call me if they stuck in something that does not make sense to them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 24, 2009 1:32 PM  

  • Hi, Mike Aytes, I strongly commend the efforts of USCIS & FBI in clearing backlog of name check processing, similarly at posts prior to issuance of Immigrant visa so called Administrative Processing takes months together with no time frame or limit. I am not whether both processes are interrelated / interconnected. This aspect also needs attention and the posts be advised to speed up the family based immig visas specially where husband & wife and children are split. These delays are not only causing financial difficulties but brewing multi- pronged social problems in shape of separations and divorces due long long waiting time and no time limit unlike processing time bulletins.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 25, 2009 12:37 AM  

  • Waiting on I-130 and i-486 since sept=2004. first it was name check pending and now god knows what. at this point i have totally given up on USCIS. worst government ran organization in America. I hope there is a bench mark for that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 25, 2009 4:18 PM  

  • This is very good news for me. My case I-140 was already approved. Since october 2007. I'm waiting for further instruccions. I hope that my green card will be ready as soon as possible so that I can accomplish my goal to live and work in the USA. Hopefully most of the applicants who are waiting for results are also happy with this news. I wish you all at USCIS strenght and power to do your work. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 26, 2009 12:11 AM  

  • Mr., Director, good day, I am among couple of people who applied to become US citizen through Tampa, FL Office and have been waiting for 9-14 months now for our name check to be cleared. 100% of us are from the Middle East region. Could you please interfere and stop this profiling. We have spouses and kids waiting for over 5 years now to join us but it seems the suffering will never end. Please Mr. Director have mercy on us and asked Tampa local office or the FBI to give our name checks first priority. Our spouses and kids will never forget your help if you could.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 29, 2009 8:12 AM  

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