My office assists with requests related to immigration agencies like United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), the Department of State, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
If you are having an issue with a pending application, my office may be able to submit a congressional inquiry to alert the relevant agency to the issue.
I understand processing times can be frustrating. If you are seeking to expedite your immigration request, please review the following section closely. In order to qualify for an expedite request, you must meet strict USCIS expedite criteria outlined here. USCIS considers all expedited requests on a case-by-case basis and has the sole discretion to decide whether to accommodate the request. You must provide supporting documentation to prove you qualify for the immigration benefit. If sufficient proof is not submitted, USCIS will not take the request into consideration.
USCIS will only accept congressional inquiries if the application is outside normal processing times. You can check processing times related to your petition filed on the USCIS website here. This website is updated approximately every two weeks.
Similarly, the Department of State will only accept congressional inquiries regarding processing times if you have reason to believe that your case has fallen outside of the current normal processing times at that location. Additionally, they will only consider requests for expedited processing in emergency situations that warrant an individual’s application being processed ahead of other applicants in the same processing queue. Please review the Department of State’s Visa Bulletin that is updated monthly for current processing times.
If you do not meet the expedited criteria, please continue to monitor the USCIS and Department of State websites for the most up-to-date information. If your case is outside normal processing times or you believe there was a clerical error with your case, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Per Senate Ethics Rules, my staff and I are prohibited from giving legal advice or intervening in a proceeding. If you need assistance obtaining an attorney or legal advice, please reach out to the American Immigration Lawyer Association, located here. To find a list of other service providers please refer to my Immigrant Resource Guide.
*Please note: only one congressional office may submit an inquiry on your behalf. If you are currently working with another congressional office, you should continue working directly with that office.