My US Citizen daughter petitioned both parents. After almost a year I, the mother, received the GC, instead the father went through a different process. He was issued a workers permit, went through the interview and still up to now no decision made on the I 485. Is there an explanation to this?
It could be all kinds of things such as the security clearance. See a lawyer.
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There are any number of reasons this can happen, ranging from background check issues to simple agency incompetence (misplaced file, file on someone's desk who's not looking at it, etc.). At this point, you have two options. The first option is to continue waiting for an unspecified period of time. The second option is to sue USCIS in federal court for an unreasonable delay of the decision in this case. This second option virtually guarantees that you will receive a decision, often within a few weeks of filing the action in federal court. I would recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney regarding this option.
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