Immigration Law Questions? Ask an Immigration Lawyer.
Good evening, I am an Immigration Law attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I'll be answering your questions today, please understand this is for informational purposes only, and we do not currently have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!
USCIS is known within the legal community for sometimes losing or misplacing documents. I don't believe this is done intentionally, but rather that it's a by-product of their offices and processing centers being inundated with incoming paperwork. That being said, I don't think asking USCIS to send your paperwork back from the Texas office is the best option-- if a processing problem were to arise, you could end up with neither you nor USCIS having copies of your paperwork.
My suggestion is to contact the Lewisville post office, and speak with them about the possibility of getting your package back before it's delivered. Perhaps they have a means of doing that via you providing some personal identification as proof that you were the one who mailed the package.
If the attempt with the post office fails, then I recommend contacting USCIS as your second option. You can contact their Lewisville office and explain the situation, and inquire whether they will do you the courtesy of sending you copies of the documents. As a last recourse, you can also inquire about simply returning the package to sender, unopened.
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