They had too many applications filed. I am not sure they had been ready for the number. Each application need to go through security checks - hence, back log.
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There is no way to know why your case is taking a long time, perhaps you missed some piece of evidence and they are sending you a request for evidence.
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USCIS is processing DACA applications filed in August.
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It may be taking longer than anticipated because of the volume of applications. A little patience. You may believe that your brother has a "worse case", but every case is unique. You will here in due course. If more information is needed, you will get a RFE. If all is well you will receive your approval.
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