My husband was in removal proceedings in Jan 2012 and was granted Voluntary Departure by the IJ. I filed the I-130 in Feb 2012. My husband returned to Mexico to comply with Voluntary Departure, but Mexico did not send his paperwork back and I got a notice to take him to the local immigration office for removal. I sent them the paperwork and got my bond money back, but I just received a letter for an interview at my "local" office which is 8 hours away. I'm sure it's because they don't have the paperwork. We were married 2 years before he went into removal proceedings. Normal approval times are 5 months. We are now past the 5 month point and the interview is a month later. Is there anything I can do now so this doesn't drag out any longer?
The normal processing time for a person in proceedings is much, much longer than filing a normal I-130. While there is no presumption of fraud in your case, USCIS does not distinguish.
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You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts and handle the case.
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