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I am a naturalized U.S. citizen and filed a petition for my sister to come to the U.S. which was received 12/22/2016. Case WAC1790138249. Is our congress serious about 8.8 years to process?? "standard processing times" We may as well all move to Costa Rica so we can be together.

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Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

No

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No thank you

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you for your time
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

This is not something that just happened. This has been around for more time than I have been practicing which is 15+ years. And it isn't 8.8 years, it is closer to 13 years. If you promise not to blame me for the broken system of immigration laws we have in the U.S., I will explain the process and why it takes so long. Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No thank you for your time...this is very sad.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

So you would like a refund? That would be very sad for me, but just let me know.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
A refund would be extremely kind, can you do that?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

Yes. I will inform the administrators. Good luck.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you so much! You are a very nice man. :)
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

Thank you.

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