Hi. I'm married for two and a half years, with an American citizen. We were interviewed by USCIS in Minneapolis on September 2014. Since than we have not received any further updates or correspondence. It is now 20 months that I'm under extended review. Two Senator's office inquire for my behalf, but it did not help.
If you have tried the phone calls and infopass appointments with no luck, I would seek out an immigration attorney to file a writ of mandamus on your behalf. These can be quite complicated, and there could be a specific reason your application is pending. I would seek the advice of an attorney to go over the pro's and con's if you choose to go this route.
Have you received 'nothing' ... not even a "we are working on it" letter?
I have an office in Minnesota and was just in Bloomington a few weeks ago. The officer mentioned that they are 'swamped' (ie: they feel overworked).
Cases with anything unusual ... such as entering with a tourist visa and getting married quickly, having overstayed your visa, or being from a country on the government 'watch list' can result in the file being put 'into a box' ... for someone else to review.
Haven't you consulted with an attorney? If not, now is the time, many of us use Skype ... especially from MN to SD.
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Contact a few immigration attorneys to see if one of them can file a writ of mandamus on your behalf.
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