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chris
11-19-2008, 03:27 PM
I (we) know that they dont have proper system to pull the files based on PD/Country/Category etc.

Looks like they openly agreed that, Cant believe it. :eek:

http://www..com/discussion-forums/i485-1/244625389/last-page/

Please anyone find the official published link or verify the source this news.

amslonewolf
11-19-2008, 03:46 PM
http://cli.gs/De4Z4u

BTW, what's scary about this memo..

Infact, I find it encouraging, that TSC is trying to facilitate the process one way or other, given their system deficiency.

gckidhamal
11-19-2008, 03:50 PM
http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=6727
http://www.durrani.com/newsite/news_items/nactive_disp.asp?ID=4183
http://www.laborimmigration.com/2008/11/texas-service-introduces-streamline-procedure-for-i-485s-and-i-140s/

jamesbond007
11-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Does this mean that, if we do not want to be overstepped in the Q, everyone has to have an attorney with AILA membership?? :eek:

Everyone send chocolates/gifts to your attorney for Thanksgiving/Christmas and be on their good side.

chanduv23
11-19-2008, 04:36 PM
Looks like this is the system that USCIS has been saying they are working on to identify pending cases.

Now, what if your case is pending and your Attorney is not a AILA member or you do not use an Attorney?

lord_labaku
11-19-2008, 04:38 PM
I think this is a good idea. Most people here, coming from a computerized world, assume that everything in USCIS is automated. Its only partly true. Due to security reasons, preventing vulnerability, they still deal with mostly paper.

yabadaba
11-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Looks like this is the system that USCIS has been saying they are working on to identify pending cases.

Now, what if your case is pending and your Attorney is not a AILA member or you do not use an Attorney?
maybe u should write to the ombudsman and let them know that its not fair for people who dont have aila attorneys.

jayleno
11-19-2008, 06:18 PM
I think its scary for people who filed their applications at NSC. Ofcourse like someone said scary for people with attorneys who are not members of AILA. :D

http://cli.gs/De4Z4u

BTW, what's scary about this memo..

Infact, I find it encouraging, that TSC is trying to facilitate the process one way or other, given their system deficiency.

niklshah
11-19-2008, 06:31 PM
guys pls stop panicking its only for the cases which are outside the processing dates

"The TSC has introduced a new e-mail procedure to help identify I-485 and I-140 cases that have remained pending beyond the stated TSC processing times posted on the USCIS website"


and write now there are so many other things to worry about like economy and whether the jobs will be safe or not.....

abracadabra102
11-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Chris, Can you change the title. This is actually good news. USCIS is coming out with some real solutions now. It is known quite for some time that USCIS data capturing is so poor, they can not sort and order AOS applications on PD. We know how they issued GCs to 2006 PD ahead of 2002/2003 PDs this august. If this email thing works correctly, we can expect steady movement of cut off dates in future instead of wild jumps back and forth.

gc_lover
11-20-2008, 08:36 AM
I went to court in NJ to pay fine and get rid of points for red-light ticket. I reached there by 5 PM and was not able to get out by 9 PM, 4 hours of hell. It happened that way because people who had attorneys with them were given special treatment and they were able to leave court well before others.

Having a good attorney always makes difference. If you don't have attorney then you are not contributing money towards people who run the system, hence the different treatment.

prout02
11-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Seems like a good idea to me...even if it favors people with Attorneys....it atleast gives you an avenue to present your case to some Computer which then assigns the case to a human. Wow...what progress, TSC!!! Why can't your computer pick it up in the first place? What kind of system you have that can't prioritize work based on FIFO? Now we see a way out of this hell-hole. Hope NSC does the same too!!

An afterthought: Could we write to Ombudsman for NSC adapting similar email routine?

rsdang
11-20-2008, 11:53 AM
http://cli.gs/De4Z4u

BTW, what's scary about this memo..

Infact, I find it encouraging, that TSC is trying to facilitate the process one way or other, given their system deficiency.

Are we missing something?

I wish Nebraska did this too and for all forms not just I-140...

gcdreamer05
11-20-2008, 12:11 PM
This is good for texas but how abt nebraska ...... are they planning to do anything better now ? my app was sent to nebraska....... to the desert i guess ...... :rolleyes:

chanduv23
11-21-2008, 04:45 PM
maybe u should write to the ombudsman and let them know that its not fair for people who dont have aila attorneys.

You can do it too :)

bhatt
11-21-2008, 05:54 PM
http://cli.gs/De4Z4u

BTW, what's scary about this memo..

Infact, I find it encouraging, that TSC is trying to facilitate the process one way or other, given their system deficiency.

Thanks Chris for sharing this info
This is a good news. But It is scary that they don't have any mechanism to pull the application based on PD/country.

It Might be useful for them to get an idea about how many are pending based on the current priority dates. Hope that it will help them to set the visa date for the continueing month instead putting a random number for the cutoff dates.

jsb
12-15-2008, 11:08 AM
Thanks Chris for sharing this info
This is a good news. But It is scary that they don't have any mechanism to pull the application based on PD/country.
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USCIS offices process application in order they receive them physically (not in RD sequence). They don't process based on PD's. For adjudication ty need physical file to review documents, medicals, photocopies, etc. Sorting physical files of such a large volume in any other order would be a tedious task. Obviously they don't index files, and keep that info on the system, which would makei it easy to locate a file. Therefore, unless they do that, even if they know A# of cases due for approval, process is unlikely to work.

chris
12-15-2008, 05:03 PM
Any of got approved based on this memo ?

USCIS offices process application in order they receive them physically (not in RD sequence). They don't process based on PD's. For adjudication ty need physical file to review documents, medicals, photocopies, etc. Sorting physical files of such a large volume in any other order would be a tedious task. Obviously they don't index files, and keep that info on the system, which would makei it easy to locate a file. Therefore, unless they do that, even if they know A# of cases due for approval, process is unlikely to work.

jsb
12-16-2008, 10:10 AM
Any of got approved based on this memo ?

I talked to my lawyers. They said that the first time it didn't work. As this memo is recent, they still have to see its usefulness. Perhaps, the problem is that even if A# are provided to USCIS offices, they can't find where those (physical) files are. Nothing can be done unless files are seen by adjudicators.

Note that cases (family and employment) other than for identified 3 or 4 countries, PD is not an issue. So for USCIS it is not as big of a problem as it is for us.