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Why do U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services keep readjusting processing times?
Hi, I'm Jim Hacking, an 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. Well, we’ve got more answers!
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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, they stop it. It’s 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. It’s because of these threefold reasons:
So, they’re baking it into the system. As a result, they have to update the processing times to reflect that.
Moreover, 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 and 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 sue them. 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 too long and who really deserve to have their cases finally adjudicated.
If you have questions about the delay in processing time, you know I'm always up for a good fight, so give us a call at (314) 675-7595. You can email us at [email protected]. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group called Immigrant Home.
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