Why do you think they don’t like your case? Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. You know, we handle a lot of delayed cases here, a lot of situations where people’s N-400 naturalization application or their I-130 petition for an alien relative, usually a spouse, or their asylum case, or their non-immigrant visa case, or any other kind of delay, green card delays.
We file a lot of those lawsuits and I do a lot of consults on this issue, and one of the questions that’s really been a clarifying question for us is when I asked the clients, why do you think that they, USCIS or the State Department or the asylum office, don’t like your case and have been delaying it? And I almost always get some really good feedback, some really good answers and some really good clues as to why someone’s case is delayed.
Now, there are some poor people who rack their brains and spend every waking hour trying to figure out why their case is delayed and they think they’re a bad person or they feel bad about themselves, and a lot of times it’s just racism or religious profiling or ethnic profiling, or just base incompetence.
There’s a lot of people that are overworked at immigration and your case is just sitting somewhere and nobody’s really thinking about your case, and they’ve set up enough filters so that they don’t ever get updated when you ask for help or for getting your case resolved. You can drive yourself crazy trying to think about this, but this question is a real clarifier. Why do you think that they don’t like your case?
I’ll get answers back about, well, I’ve had prior marriages before, or there’s a big age gap, or I had a run in with the law, and so people really have a good sense as to why they are having a delay. Not in every situation, but a lot of times it’s a really good way for me to find out what it is that might be causing the delay.
And of course, when we file a lawsuit and we start working on the delay, we never find out what the reason is for the delay. We never are told, “Oh hey, you made a mistake,” or, “There’s something about your case we don’t like.” We never really find out at the end of the day, so it’s always a guessing game, but usually have a good sense as to why the case is delayed after asking that question and hearing the answer.
So trust your gut, you’re probably right or you’re at least on the right path to figuring out what it is. At the end of the day, delay is delay, and so suing is suing and trying to get the case moving is good, but if you are troubled by that question or if you’re wondering, or if you need help, give us a call at (314) 961-8200. You can email us at [email protected] Be sure to join us in our Facebook group, which is called Immigrant Home. And if you like this video, we ask that you please share it out on social and subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you get updates whenever we make videos just like this one. Thanks a lot. Have a great day.