That's exactly why most of us are worried for.
We don't want to be: "missed that damn opportunity; your PD was current yesterday";
Hope we all will have our FP done soon.
Originally Posted by cal97
With due respect I beg to differ with your views on this. Any document to be received from USCIS is to be received in a timely fashion as anyone would expect. It is a different story that they never follow a strict FIFO.
To respond to your "baffling": FP is one of the most important steps as far as I understand and you are not in line until and unless your FP is done. I have heard of cases who got their GC's without getting an EAD or an AP, but no one ever got it without being finger printed.
Consider this hypothetical situation. Your PD is already current and you are still not done with your FP. You are not going to get your GC even if all the other formalities (including the FBI name-check) are done.
I am one amongst those who is a NSC->CSC->NSC transfree. Have not received my FP yet.
Hope the above explanation "unbaffles" you a bit
An active and contributing member since 2005-2006.
Met several Senators and Congress-men&women including Zoe Lofgren.
Contributing to US Economy since a Decade; still No Green Card.
PD:EB3-08/03 AD:9/06)(I-140 AD 6/07 from NSC).(I-485/I-131/I-765 RD:07/27/07;NSC-CSC-NSC; ND:WAC 09/26/07.
EAD:10/11/07; AP: 10/11/07; FP: 11/09/07.
I-485 LUDs: 10/09/07; 11/11/07; 12/15/2007, 12/18/2007, (LUD on Approved I-140: 12/22/2007).
I-129: RD: 2/19/2008.