Algonquin, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: I-130 processing time if filed while husband was in process of removal

Backstory. We filed the form I-130 back in April '19. I was a green holder at that time, my husband is in process of political asylum, waiting for the court date, which is not set yet, so he is in process of removal. So it's almost 3.5 years since we filed i-130 and it's still processing with no answers yet. I am now a US Citizen, but we still don't have the I-130 approved so we can apply for a green card for him and close his asylum case.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: 1. You have to contact the USCIS in writing to UPDATE the pending I-130 requisites that WILL place its consideration into a different category (sponsored by a USC) to expedite its completion.

2. Also, it makes sense to reach out to tier II live manager at the USCIS toll free number (prepare for the wait to be spirit-breaking) to advise of the sponsor status update (from LPR to USC) to place the pending petition in the expedited track.

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