My husband and I concurrently filed the I-485 and I-130. Our priority date is 8/2/12. Our greencard interview was 12/6/12. Our interview seemed to go well enough but she said our case was still in background checks. We did an Infopass in March and were told our case is still in background checks.
We're concerned the reason for the delay is the fact that my husband shares the same name with his cousin who is a known and wanted criminal in Puerto Rico and, possibly, Europe.
Is there anything we can do to find out why the background check is taking so long and, if this is, indeed, this reason, anything we can submit to show it is not the same person?
Unfortunately, it's a bit difficult to get any answers from US immigration officials about "background checks." Are you working with an attorney? An attorney might try to obtain some more information about the possible causes for the delays, and could also prepare documents to submit to try to establish that your husband has no affiliations with his cousin.
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