Why would my Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications be transferred to a local office?

Asked over 1 year ago - Miami, FL

On February 15th , I received a message saying my applications were transferred ( from Vermont Service Center ) to another service center . Three hours later , I received two more messages saying my applications were transferred to my local USCIS Office for further processing . I'm curious as to some reasons why applications are transferred ? Is this a bad thing ? I meet every single one of the requirements to qualify for this and all the evidence I sent in was valid .

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . When Applications filed with a Service Center are transferred to a local USCIS District office it is for the District office to schedule a personal interview of the applicant, usually in order to question the applicant and clarify some issue that was "flagged" or noticed in the applicant's background (a previous arrest, criminal record or a similar name to someone else who is a fugitive, etc., etc.,) or to clarify a possible discrepancy in the applicant's application.

    If you feel that none of the above applies to you, them. You could also fall under the 7% or so of nationwide randomly selected cases to be audited and interviewed for "quality purposes."

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Theodore John Murphy


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No this is not a bad thing. Not all applications are completed at the service centers because of the heavier workloads there.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  3. Philip Alan Eichorn

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It appears that USCIS has done one of two things; either transferred an overload of these applications to the local field office for completion of processing, or they want to interview you as a matter of quality control checks. I'd retain counsel if you get called for an interview.

Avvo instant logo@2x

Need an answer to your questions within 15 minutes?

  • 30-minute phone call
  • Ask any questions
  • $99 flat fee
  • Money-back guarantee
Talk to an attorney now

Can't find what you're looking for?

Ask span5@2x

Ask a question on our public forum.

Ask a lawyer
Instant span6@2x

Have an attorney contact you privately.

Right now.

Icon lock@2x
Secure conversation. Your details remain between you and your attorney.
Icon clock@2x
Get an answer guaranteed. Be assured that a lawyer will contact you to help with your legal issue.
Start your session now