On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement to address concerns regarding case processing delays. USCIS cited staffing shortages and an increasing workload as culprits of the backlog. USCIS stated that in an effort to minimize delays, it reviews the workload capacity of each service center and will redistribute pending cases between their service centers to maximize their resources.
For example, USCIS transferred all recently filed Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, submitted by F-1 and M-1 students for Optional Practical Training to different services centers throughout the country. USCIS provided the following information for those whose applications have been transferred:
• Your case will be worked based on the processing times of the receiving center
• All notices and requests will come from the new center
• Please notify USCIS any time you change your address
• If you receive notice that your Green Card has been approved, please wait 120 days to receive it in the mail
For details regarding transfers, you may visit the USCIS workload transfer updates page at: https://www.uscis.gov/workload-transfers. For current processing times for each service center, you may visit: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do.
If you receive a transfer notice or have questions about the processing timeline of your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at 303-297-9171. Your attorney or paralegal can help answer your case processing questions.
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Effective March 25, 2020, in response to “Stay at Home” orders Joseph & Hall PC is closed to the public and is now conducting nearly all of its operations remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis through April 18th.
We continue to have a limited number of staff in our office to perform basic operations such as assembling and filing petitions, receiving and distributing mail and issuing checks. We are grateful to be in a business that is conducive to remote work and for all of your patience and support. Our lawyers and paralegals are here to answer the array of questions that continue to arise daily and will keep you informed during these rapidly changing times. We will hold telephonic or video meetings rather than in-person meetings. These meetings can be done by SKYPE or Zoom Conference call so that you can continue to interact with your legal team, face-to-face.
We remain committed to delivering outstanding client services. We do have one important request – please do not come into the office in person for your health and safety and that of our employees. Please mail or email all documents to our office. Also, you can make any required payments online at https://vpspay.com/p/3 or make them over the phone by calling 303-297-9171 or by mail. Please stay healthy!