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In which state in united states and in which state on the

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in which state in united states and in which state on the east coast ,obtaining a permanent green card through marriage is taking the least amount of time from the date of the marriage?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

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First, you cannot choose where your case will go. Every marriage based case is filed to the same place - the Chicago Lock Box. From there, it is sent to a field office, based on where you reside.

Each state has several field offices. I cannot go through every single city on the east coast to determine which has the shortest processing times.

If you can provide me with a few places to which you would realistically move and reside, I can tell you wait times.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not asking you to go through every single city.I am asking you if you know which state in us or east coast has the shortest waiting time for obtaining the green card?I want an answer if you know it,if you dont know the answer ,I dont see why you bothered to answer me with an explanation why you dont know the answer
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.


You are being combative for no reason. There is no such things as "which state has the shortest waiting time." Processing is done in different cities, not state by state. There is no way to answer your question as you've posed it.

I am trying to assist you as best as I can. But I cannot do that unless you are willing to work through this systematically.

I am an Expert in US immigration law. I wouldn't be asking you for additional information if I did not require it. You ought to trust that I am asking you for that information for a reason.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what I asked its not rocket science ,I could probably find on my own if I put enough time into it.but I thought somebody as a lawyer knows which states take longer or shorter or which states have tougher laws or rules,and yes,there is such surprised you dont know about it though
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

No there is not. Period. End of story. There are field offices. Several in each state. Where a case goes depends on where you reside.

US immigration is not state speific. US immigration is federal, which means the federal governmetn adminsiters it, not each state.

There are four states which have service centers. Family based adjustment of status cases do not go to one of the four service centers. Family based cases go to the field offices closest to where the individuals reside. I have been doing this for 10 year I know what I am talking about.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nope,obviously you dont know what im talking about or what i need from you
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.


You do not seem to understand how the US immigration process works, and how processing is done. I do. I earn a living doing this. You ought to consider that.

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