Why does USCIS keep readjusting processing times?
Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States out of our office here in St. Louis, Missouri.
Today’s question comes from Ronaldo and it’s a good one. He wants to know why does USCIS keep readjusting, and what he means by that is extending out the processing times for all the different types of cases that they’re handling. Ronaldo, you know the answer to this question, it’s because they’re delaying cases on purpose. They’ve put in all these procedures, all these mechanisms, all these extra layers of scrutiny to slow down the immigration process.
Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the rest of the people running USCIS have declared war on immigrants, and they want to stop legal immigration. And if they can’t outright stop it because nobody in Congress or the vast majority of people in Congress will not support what they’re trying to do legislatively, they’re doing it administratively. They’re trying to starve the agency. They’re trying to overwork the officers. They’re trying to put in all these extra levels of review, what they call fraud detection. It’s all a bunch of BS, and it’s all just designed to slow down immigration to the United States.
So the processing times aren’t even accurate. So you have to add 20% more time to the processing times themselves. So first of all, they’re lying about their processing times. Second of all, they are routinely not shortening the processing times. They’re extending them because they keep adding more features, more delays into the system. They’re baking it into the system. And so they have to update the processing times to reflect that.
I think one major reason is they’ve been getting sued a lot, including by our little office. We sue them often. And I think that they like to be able to tell a judge, “Well, judge, this is within normal processing times.” And also they don’t have to answer 1(800) number calls or allow people to make service requests as long as you’re “within normal processing times”. But if you look at historic processing times what they were like a couple of years ago, everything’s doubled or more. So it’s really just a way of USCIS trying to justify their delays, trying to justify their behavior, and trying to justify slowing down legal immigration.
So there’s not much you can do about it other than to sue their ass. If you want to sue them, we’re happy to help. It’s our favorite thing to do to help people who’ve been waiting way, way, way, way, way too long, and who really deserve to have their cases finally adjudicated.
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