Immediate Relative Visas, for spouses, parents and children under the age of 21, have been processing at a slower rate than accustomed to. According to a recently published report in the New York Times, this current delay is the result of USCIS using resources on Deferred Action actions (DACA) cases according to administration officials. With these delayed processing times, families are experiencing unexpected separation from loved ones while also dealing with extra expenses such as maintaining two households, travel and other economic hardships. Instead of waiting periods of several months, many petitioners are now waiting up to, and sometimes over, one year for approval.
While USCIS delays do occur, continued delay on your case may require legal assistance. The Ohio immigration attorneys at Brown Immigration Law are well versed in Mandamus Actions as well as USCIS processing to finalize your immigrant visa applications.