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Immigration Daily's recent comment (11/30/07 ID) on the status of FBI name check delays resulted in the following response from USCIS Office of Communications Bill Wright:
Immigration Daily's 11/30/07 comment, "FBI Delays to End," is not telling the entire story. USCIS and the FBI are working together to process name checks as quickly as possible without compromising security or public safety. To this end, we have examined the existing name check system and acted to address the problem through two strategies: (1) first, USCIS and the FBI conducted a joint risk assessment which resulted in process improvements that permit us to focus on cases of concern (2) second, USCIS and FBI have allocated additional resources to the process. Over the next year, USCIS is planning to commit a total of $15.5 million to address the backlog of FBI name checks. Please note, however, USCIS continues to require FBI name checks for the same categories of applications and no case will be approved without a cleared name check. We will continue to work with the FBI to reduce waiting times; but, not at the expense of national security and public safety.
Separately, Immigration Daily has learned that USCIS expects a 40% reduction in FBI name check delays by year-end. This reduction will be achieved largely through the allocation of additional resources and a more streamlined process. This information supports DHS Secretary Chertoff's earlier statement that applications that were previously ensnared in the name check delays will be cleared quickly. However, he cautioned that a small number of checks will still be delayed by investigations.
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Responding to ID's 11/30/07 comment, USCIS and the FBI are working together to process name checks as quickly as possible without compromising security or public safety. To this end, we have examined the existing name check system and acted to address the problem through two strategies: (1) first, USCIS and the FBI conducted a joint risk assessment which resulted in process improvements that permit us to focus on cases of concern (2) second, USCIS and FBI have allocated additional resources to the process. Over the next year, USCIS is planning to commit a total of $15.5 million to address the backlog of FBI name checks. Please note, however, USCIS continues to require FBI name checks for the same categories of applications and no case will be approved without a cleared name check. We will continue to work with the FBI to reduce waiting times; but, not at the expense of national security and public safety.
Bill Wright, USCIS Office of Communications spokesman
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Do you have any update on the FBI Name Check Delay (11/30/07 ID comment). When is this going to be implemented ? I am a victim of a name check delay.
I 100% support ID's (11/30/07) comment about "FBI Delays to End". Please keep me
posted, I appreciate it.
Research Triangle Park, NC
This month, I am 'celebrating' 50 months in the FBI name check (11/30/07 ID). During the last year, I spent quite some time following advices from various immigration forums on how to contact FBI and on what may be done to influence the process of name clearance. I may say I tried every option none of which had any positive effect on my case. None of the explanations of why in some cases it takes so long to complete a name check, the explanations from USCIS/FBI one can find published on the web, can stand critics. I mean each such explanation can be easily challenged and proven to be false. So far, in response to my multiple inquiries, USCIS has not provided any info on my case. The only meaningful words from a CIS officer that I heard several months ago where: "Your case will not be processed unless you can prove it's a life or death situation". So, on the one hand, the official explanation is that my 'home country is slow on supplying some information to the FBI on my case'. On the other hand, this hurdle will miraculously disappear if there is indeed a 'life or death' situation. Strange, isn't it? Of course there is some kind of security check(s) but what we all know as the Name Check is just a mechanism to do some sort of profiling, racial or ethnic or some other, without saying that. USCIS cannot disclose the real reason of the delays. If the name check delays end, CIS will invent some other mechanism to block people from getting their GCs.
It could take all my life to talk about what I personally experienced in a big way what it feels to be delayed by a so-called FBI checks (11/30/07 ID comment). No one would never be able to evaluate my frustration, loss. Via correspondance, I discussed my feelings with USCIS, FBI, the White House, First Lady, DHS, Ombudsman, Congress, but no positive result. I had a position paying six figures, county job, requiring Permanent Resident, due to long pending processing of the permanent Resident card, I was released from my job, I wrote many letters, but no results. My Mom was so sick, she requested to see me, she cried on the phone, because she havent seen me for ten years, I wrote many letter in vain, she finally died, I could not go. I wrote letters for assistance to take place on her funeral, no response. This lesson is a good lead in my life. I volunteer 20 hours a week for the last 4 years, just to show my appreciation and loyalty to the country that I thought was a safe heaven. I quickly understand it is all bureaucrasy and lies. I lived in the same address for 10 years, never travel even interstate trip. No one tries to do nothing except institutions such as the civil rights, Aila, humanitarian organizations, where is the Us Security Adviser, US Attorney General, the President, DHS secretary, FBI Director, FBI NNCP, Director of USCIS ... They don't care, because it is not directly affecting them or their families, their life are not beeing put on indefinite hold. That's sad but that's my life. All affected individuals should immediately file an action law sued. May God bless the caring, the fair, the Advocates, just Americans, who I recognize as the Real Americans.
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