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I had my bio-metrics taken almost 4 months ago (deferred action)

Flowery Branch, GA |

I had my bio-metrics taken on 11/27/2012, its been almost 4 months and i have not received an approval letter yet. Most of the people i know have gone after me and have received everything already. I checked online and it says my case is under "initial review." Is my case taking too long?

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No, that's not too long (at least not for USCIS, but I know you'd like an answer soon!). Four months is the average, so that means 1/2 of the cases take longer than that. Recently, USCIS transferred some cases between offices, so I'm hopeful that more cases will be decided in a more efficient manner. If it gets to be over six months, you may want to contact an attorney to see what your options are for inquiring about your case.

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As USCIS has not provided estimated processing times for DACA, it is not possible to know whether or not your case is taking too long.

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I agree with my colleagues.

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