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As you are aware that category F4 is suffering from backlog and the process is taking over 12 years, who can solve the problem?

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My brother applied I-130 for me in 2005 and received the acceptance letter from USCIS after couple of months. Later, I received the approval letter from USCIS in 2008. Today (24th August 2013), I checked the Visa Bulletin to know the status, it is mentioned that they are processing applications submitted in July 2001. Therefore, according to my calculation it will take another four years to reach 2005. After 12 years I will grow old and weak. Is it worth going to USA after 12 years?

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it is up to you and your brother to answer the "Is it worth" quesiton.

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This post illustrates the problems with legal vs. illegal immigration pretty clearly.

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I guess you are better qualified than any of us here to answer whether it's worth it or not. If I was in your situation, I would be happy to wait another five years to come here, but that's me.


Whether you want to come when your priority date becomes current is us to you. Unfortunately, Congress dictates the number of immigrant visas made available and siblings of U.S. citizens is the bottom of the barrel. Congress created the problem. Only Congress can fix it.

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Hello Ma'am. Have you considered business or investor visas? Regards.