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Hello. I filed a CR-8...
Hello. I filed a CR-8 application to remove conditions on alien green card, it's now 2 years since I submitted my application . Yesterday I went to the uscis local office to inquire about my case but I was told by the officer that my case is being held for security reasons. I have no criminal background whatsoever and I'm still happily married for 4 years to the same US citizen. The officer also advised me not to use the I-55 stamp in my passport for travel purposes because they will not let me back into the country. Is there away I can find out why my file is flagged and what the real hold up is? Nicole
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. I appreciate that
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 11 months ago

Hi Nicole: I am so sorry to hear that this is happening to you.

What has the ombudsman office and the senator's office been able to find out or tell you?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
In response to their inquiries, uscis says that my case is under active security checks and they can't give a time frame to when it will be concluded. There's no definite answer
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
However the uscis officer told me that my file is on hold because of security reasons and that he won't disclose the exact reason
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 11 months ago

What country are you from?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm originally from Uganda, I came here on a k-1 visa petitioned by my current spouse. I got my temporary GC in 2013 and filed to remove conditions in 2015. I also decided to file the N-400 in September 2016. I was called in for an interview in February 2017 but I was turned away by the officer because I still have a CR-8 pending
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 11 months ago

I'm so sorry. I'm not going to have very bad news. I hope you can understand that I don't make the laws and I can't change them.

When there is a security issue that comes up in your background while USCIS is checking, the options are very limited to force them to make a decision because the law is very flexible with them when there can be issues of national security. It is likely nothing if you know that your background is clear but maybe there is an issue with your name or a family member and they must clear it up before moving on.

One option you do have since you have already tried the Ombudsman, is to file a Writ of Mandamus. I would recommend finding a local attorney to help you if you choose to go that route. You can read more about it here. https://www.murthy.com/2015/11/05/writ-of-mandamus-results-in-green-card-issuance/

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