USCIS alert about its intention to expedite adjudication of delayed Forms I-130 that were transferred from CSC to TSC in November 2010. The alert advises that petitioners will see an action on their case from either CSC or TSC by the end of February.


“In November 2010, USCIS transferred approximately 36,000 Immediate

Relative petitions from our California Service Center to our Texas

Service Center. We anticipated that this redistribution of work would

result in more timely adjudication of these petitions. Due to a number

of unforeseen circumstances at our Texas Service Center, many of these

cases have not been processed and are beyond our estimated processing

times. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may have caused you

and we are making every effort to remedy this situation as soon as


On Feb. 7, 2011, we implemented a rapid response plan to expedite the

adjudication of these petitions. We have transferred a large number of

these Immediate Relative petitions back to our California Service

Center to take advantage of resources currently available to

immediately process these cases. Petitioners will see an action such

as an approval, denial or a Request for Evidence (RFE) on their case

from our California or Texas Service Centers by the end of February.

Additionally, we have briefed the Department of State€™s National Visa

Center about these cases.

We encourage you to monitor the progress of your case by accessing My

Case Status online. If you do not see any action on your case, such as

an approval, denial or an RFE, by March 1, 2011 you may contact USCIS

at: “

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