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Dear ImmigrationVoice members,

We are sharing details of the FOIA campaign results. USCIS had given us the data that our members had requested but we had concerns about the correctness of the data. The backlog numbers were very low and inconsistent with the overall backlog information we had from other sources including previous USCIS documents that are publicly available. IV contacted USCIS and USCIS said that the data given to us is correct. However at that time we decided to hold off releasing this information in public and avoid any confusion within the community until we get further clarification about the data received. We also weighed various options of action against USCIS and thus did not want to do a public announcement of the misleading data until the matter was settled. When USCIS published the data this week on their site we were able to easily compare the numbers and see how much the data was different. Even after looking at the data on USCIS website we have some unanswered questions on the data and we wish to seek clarifications. IV would keep members updated on this thread any further information we receive from USCIS.

We are happy that USCIS made this data available to the public. Until now such data was not available to the public and we do not know if anyone had requested it in the past. It is all due to the members of Immigrationvoice who contacted USCIS via hundreds of letters and contributed to the FOIA campaign that helped release of this data. The other good news is that USCIS would update this publicly available data on regular basis. Our community should feel proud of this accomplishment.

At this time we have created a tool for our members to compare both data provided by USCIS and see its results. The basic difference is as follows:
FOIA / USCIS
EB2C- 4111 / 19,333
EB2I - 9117 / 47,728
EB2M - 26 / 211
EB2P - 82 / 510
EB2R - 1716 / 7,150
EB3C - 1166 / 6,343
EB3I - 8681 / 62,607
EB3M -- 657 / 7,878
EB3P 1624 / 11,563
EB3R - 5779 / 62,840

Please review your line in the queue based on these 2 tools.

Based on FOIA data released to IV by USCIS http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/waitimesUSCIS1.php

Based on data available on the USCIS website http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/waitimesUSCIS2.php


Note: In order to view your number in the queue, please make sure to complete your key profile dates http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/pr...do=editprofile for the tool to calculate.

Thank you for your support
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Thanks pappu.
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Thanks for the sharing the data. But the data IV got from USCIS looks to be completely false. Did IV pay for this data, if so then please ask for the refund. Any way because of IV the DATA is in public domain.
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Dear ImmigrationVoice members,

We are sharing details of the FOIA campaign results. USCIS had given us the data that our members had requested but we had concerns about the correctness of the data. The backlog numbers were very low and inconsistent with the overall backlog information we had from other sources including previous USCIS documents that are publicly available. IV contacted USCIS and USCIS said that the data given to us is correct. However at that time we decided to hold off releasing this information in public and avoid any confusion within the community until we get further clarification about the data received. We also weighed various options of action against USCIS and thus did not want to do a public announcement of the misleading data until the matter was settled. When USCIS published the data this week on their site we were able to easily compare the numbers and see how much the data was different. Even after looking at the data on USCIS website we have some unanswered questions on the data and we wish to seek clarifications. IV would keep members updated on this thread any further information we receive from USCIS.

We are happy that USCIS made this data available to the public. Until now such data was not available to the public and we do not know if anyone had requested it in the past. It is all due to the members of Immigrationvoice who contacted USCIS via hundreds of letters and contributed to the FOIA campaign that helped release of this data. The other good news is that USCIS would update this publicly available data on regular basis. Our community should feel proud of this accomplishment.

At this time we have created a tool for our members to compare both data provided by USCIS and see its results. The basic difference is as follows:
FOIA / USCIS
EB2C- 4111 / 19,333
EB2I - 9117 / 47,728
EB2M - 26 / 211
EB2P - 82 / 510
EB2R - 1716 / 7,150
EB3C - 1166 / 6,343
EB3I - 8681 / 62,607
EB3M -- 657 / 7,878
EB3P 1624 / 11,563
EB3R - 5779 / 62,840

Please review your line in the queue based on these 2 tools.

Based on FOIA data released to IV by USCIS http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/waitimesUSCIS1.php

Based on data available on the USCIS website http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/waitimesUSCIS2.php


Note: In order to view your number in the queue, please make sure to complete your key profile dates http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/pr...do=editprofile for the tool to calculate.

Thank you for your support
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Thanks.

Based on USCIS data I will have to wait till 2015..
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Kudos to the IV team for making it possible to get this data from USCIS. Until now, no one had been successful in getting such data from USCIS. It is IV's efforts that have made this a possibility. Keep it up IV!

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Based on USCIS data I will have to wait till 2015..
BharatPremi - You have got it made man. I will have to wait till 2027!
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I guess we all are fine with that and will still live in hope and hey lets start a fight over eb2 v/s eb3 or if not that lets try demeaning each others posts or if our porblem is still smal lets talk about Shah Rukh Khans being stuck for over an hour....I think doing all that will get us our gcs pretty soooon....
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BTW is there really a law that disallows using unused visa number for a given fiscal year after the end of that fiscal year? If so where is it and how does it read like?
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Per USCIS Expected Date of Adjudication is Dec, 2016.
Per IV Expected Date of Adjudication is Nov, 2010.
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Thanks for the sharing the data. But the data IV got from USCIS looks to be completely false. Did IV pay for this data, if so then please ask for the refund. Any way because of IV the DATA is in public domain.
Result for belmontboy:
Your position is 47480 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "Oct-07" and Category "EB2" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Apr, 2024.
spill over considered.

Wait time tracker doesnot make any sense....
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May be your kid can sponsor you before that ! this is not at all a realistic waiting!

As per the IV data, I will get mine by Jan 2010, and as per USCIS it will be Jan 2012!( without spill over !)

BTW, thanks IV ( and especially Needhelp!) for FOIA data.

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Your position is 47480 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "Oct-07" and Category "EB2" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Apr, 2024.
spill over considered.

Wait time tracker doesnot make any sense....
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Default No wait time estimate for EB2-NIW?

Thanks, IV Core, for releasing this information. Quite obviously, the numbers released to IV and those on the USCIS site do not match (how's that for understatement of the year!).

I tried to use the wait time tool and it did not return an estimate for me saying that USCIS has not provided EB2-NIW data. Is there any difference in EB2 vs. EB2-NIW in terms of adjudication/approval? I thought once I-485 is filed, both EB2 and EB2-NIW are in the same queue.
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Thank you for sharing the info...


I came across a link, that says Hispianic community is slowly digesting the fact that CIR may not happen.....and they are ready for trying it out in parts...something is cooking behind the scene...

May be IV will get some info from its Democratic Lobbyists, about this...


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Your position is 50468 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "May-06" and Category "EB3" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Sep, 2027.

Spillover Estimate

Your position is 50468 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "May-06" and Category "EB3" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Mar, 2025.
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Based on FOIA
Your position is 7020 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "Jun-06" and Category "EB3" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Mar, 2012.


Based on USCIS data

Your position is 51347 in the Green Card Queue based on your Country of Chargeability "India", Priority Date "Jun-06" and Category "EB3" .
Your Expected Date of Adjudication is Jan, 2028.


Not only EB3 but later PD EB2's too need to wake up....
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