No response from USCIS regarding I-130

Asked over 1 year ago - San Antonio, TX

I am US citizen, applied immigration visa for my wife. It has been 6 months, i have sent my I-130 and didn't get any response. I got my first NOA with receipt number but there is no updates available online. I always have to call USCIS help line number to get the updates. However, i know some other people whose I-130 get approved in 3 to 4 months and mine is still in pending. I have written a letter to senator and congressman but didnt get enough help.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . The government may be investigating your marriage.


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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . You would have had none of these problems had you engaged an immigration lawyer from the very beginning. Senator and congressman will do absolutely nothing for you aside from paying some lip service and sending generic inquiry letters Which will not yield any results.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Make an inforpass appointment and try to figure out what is going on. Letters to congressional people can do only so much. Hire an experienced immigration attorney - always the net option.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more
  4. Sassoun Armen Nalbandian

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    Answered . Unfortunately, as others have stated as well in their answers, Congressional inquiries in this type of a case may not help much. From my experiences, in fact, a mandamus action may be the only option available to you, which is a lawsuit in federal court to help expedite their decision, and it definitely helps get a decision faster, albeit without guaranteeing whether that decision will be a positive or a negative one, which depends on what they have already uncovered in their apparent investigation.

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