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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetzsour View Post
    ^^ good luck elvalletx - hopefully they get to yours soon too!!!

    LOL i have a solution - let's just approve them ALL tomorrow!!! heh.... and then you'd see a pig fly by the window............. wishful thinking

    Wouldn't that just solve everyone's problems and would end all the discussions & complaints. From your mouth to God's ears!!!

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    I think there will alwyas be a few cases left behind due to the case itself and being harder to adjudicate (needing more background info, prints, docs, etc..) but for them to seem to skip several months is way out of order...it makes it alot tougher to pinpoint a good time to send in additional evidence...

    if you feel ike you have been completely left behind, then ask your congressman to do an inquiry for you.....when I saw that LA was slowing down significantly, and cases from October and November were being approved, I admit that I called my congresswoman and said "this is not fair, my husband has been gone over 21 months, backlogged over 10 months, and I'm still waiting while those that haven't waited as long are getting approved"........1 week later I found out my approval and I already have my visa pick-up date......I don't know if any of it had to do with my congresswoman...it could have been pure coincidence......but you always try to do the most and the best you can when you are fighting for your family...


    on the other hand, it is wonderful news that they are speeding up this process and families are being reuinted quicker
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    I'm willing to believe that a lot of the waiver processing at CDJ is done without being entirely "fair" to everyone. If justice were a top priority at CDJ, well....never mind, I'm not going down that path since I'm clearly biased.

    Anyway, I think efficiency and speed are at the top of the priority list, and rightfully so at the busiest US consulate in the world. Whenever a newer, more efficient system is established, it's usually the most recent waiver submissions that benefit first. When they debuted the "same-day approval" Pilot Program in 2007, all those who had submitted waivers and were pending before the new program were forced to watch tons of new applicants show up and get same-day approval. These recent, faster approvals seem to indicate a different way of dealing with the waivers, but unfortunately that new way probably went into place only for the most recently-submitted waivers. Meanwhile they're trying to kick it into gear to clear through the backlog of older waivers, but unfortunately, what we saw for a lot of 2008's leftover backlogs was that they sort of got shipped off to whoever could handle them (Mexico City, for example) and the adjudication they received was truly horrifying. I trust nothing as awful is going to happen this time, but there is a good chance that we'll see processing times speed up a LOT for newer waivers while the old ones languish under the weight of the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Los G View Post
    Anyway, I think efficiency and speed are at the top of the priority list, and rightfully so at the busiest US consulate in the world. Whenever a newer, more efficient system is established, it's usually the most recent waiver submissions that benefit first. When they debuted the "same-day approval" Pilot Program in 2007, all those who had submitted waivers and were pending before the new program were forced to watch tons of new applicants show up and get same-day approval. These recent, faster approvals seem to indicate a different way of dealing with the waivers, but unfortunately that new way probably went into place only for the most recently-submitted waivers. Meanwhile they're trying to kick it into gear to clear through the backlog of older waivers, but unfortunately, what we saw for a lot of 2008's leftover backlogs was that they sort of got shipped off to whoever could handle them (Mexico City, for example) and the adjudication they received was truly horrifying. I trust nothing as awful is going to happen this time, but there is a good chance that we'll see processing times speed up a LOT for newer waivers while the old ones languish under the weight of the program. ..
    Thanks Los G.... That makes complete sense!!! Maybe there wasn't a lot "published" on whatever new system may be going on (as they did for the "pilot program" when that first started) - but that makes a lot better sense of what is happening.... we'll never know what's exactly right unless something is "published" on a "new system".... but that does explain things a bit better... Not that i feel any better about waiting - but to think that's a possible explanation AND it makes sense LOL.... puts (me at least) a little bit more at ease....
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvalletx View Post
    hello. this order they are using is not fair at all. i am stuck in this border town which is hell, with all the violence that is going on. i wish for my husband to come back so we can move up north away from all this violence...he was backlogged dec 17,2009.
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    well all these just sucks because yes they are working faster but then again no really because of them skiping all those months, some one said watting on additional evidense bu hoe do we found that out id we dont even know if they have look at our case or they havent sent a letter for requestin more evidense i agree with sweetzsour its really frustating because im a jan 10 backlogged and nothing my hubby has a clean record and i gave them most that i could i have a three year ol daughter that cries for her dad every i mean every night and ask when is he going to come back but avisly they dont care about kids what hapen to us being a country to keep families toguether i guess that went out the window sorry i needed to vent






    but im happy for my cuz she was a march 1o backlogged and she recived an aproval letter on sat im sad because it wasent me but her fam is fanally going to be toguether ojala dios ecuche mis resos so i can hear good news too.

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    Also keep in mind that while LA is still working on the majority of the months that we see, many are still getting approved through CDJ and Mexico City as well. There's absolutely no way for those consulates to have those files in their hands to look at if they keep things in order. I have no doubt that it sucks if you're waiting from June 2009 and you see a 2010 approval. We all want the queue to work like it should. But just think of the logistics alone and it isn't possible. I believe that it truly sucks.

    As for those that want to know when to send in additional evidence - this is why when you get backlogged CDJ says send it in within 84 days. This covers them because if you didn't then you can't blame them for not having it in your file. At this point it looks like it has become a huge guessing game and maybe the answer is to send in mini-packets when you can fully research and add, as opposed to one big one? Who knows, but this definitely changes the game from what we have seen before.
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    Ditto to Los G. Sounds like they are trying to implement a new way of doing things, which would make it faster for those waivers just submitted. Stinks for all of those backlogged from earlier though. I'm sorry guys. I hope you all get your approvals soon!
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    Ditto. It would be impossible to go in order when the waivers are being sent to several different consulates and even though it still sucks, I think it is much better then waiting 18 months or more as some were not so long ago while some were getting approved in a year or less.

    Laurel did mention a while back that people who were just filing waivers were to be transferred to other offices sooner and expected to hear news within 6 months, do you guys remember that?

    Either way, I know it is frustrating. This entire process is frustrating.

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