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  • Read this regarding U visas

    https://cliniclegal.org/resources/im...scal-year-2017

    Applied early Feb 2014
    DA Oct 2015
    Waiting for U visas

  • #2
    Originally posted by Trump View Post
    https://cliniclegal.org/resources/im...scal-year-2017

    Applied early Feb 2014
    DA Oct 2015
    Waiting for U visas
    Even if we take what they say is true, we should have seen more DAs being rolled out in these 3 months from 2 center, but it's not. Earlier at least they would take the waitlist off the cap by December last week and start working on DAs. But this year despite working from two centers nothing much happening. Only God knows what's going on.


    "During the past few years, the VSC has approved 10,000 new U visas in the first three months of the fiscal year. The VSC recently reported that in fiscal year 2017, it will handle the 2017 visas differently. Instead of a quick roll-out, the VSC will stagger the approvals of U visas over the first three quarters of the year. This was a strategic decision made in an effort to alleviate the long wait-times to receive deferred action, work authorization and to be placed on the U visa waiting list. There is currently a waiting period of over two years to even be placed on the U visa waiting list. Per the case processing times posted on the USCIS website on Sept. 15, 2016, the VSC was adjudicating I-918 applications that were filed May 7, 2014, for purposes of placement on the waiting list".

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    • #3
      Not necessarily , i been seeing that they only approve DA up to the next U visa cap , right now they have over 140,000 petitions pending , so is only going to because slower and slower , and that's the best case scenario , the worst being the new POTUS taking action against the program .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Trump View Post
        Not necessarily , i been seeing that they only approve DA up to the next U visa cap , right now they have over 140,000 petitions pending , so is only going to because slower and slower , and that's the best case scenario , the worst being the new POTUS taking action against the program .
        I have been watching over the data/statistics since 2014, they have issued about 22000 DAs good for 2 years I.e fy 2017 and 2018. 140,000 pending petitions are including of derivatives and they have nothing to do with the cap.

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        • #5
          So, what is the annual cap for
          I-918 approvals ???
          They never disclosed that.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Prince View Post
            I have been watching over the data/statistics since 2014, they have issued about 22000 DAs good for 2 years I.e fy 2017 and 2018. 140,000 pending petitions are including of derivatives and they have nothing to do with the cap.
            This is how many petitions had been received in the last 3 years ;
            Y2014 -26,039
            Y2015 -30,106
            Y2016 -35,044
            So far they have 150,604 petitions pending from where 86,980 are from principal and 63,624 belongs to derivatives . If we go by those bumbers and proportions 57.75% are/or belongs to principals , so if we transfer that to the data from USCIS , 13,860 petitions approved are from principals according to the info of the link cited (24,000 petitions approved )
            That may vary if we compare it to different data , but what the most useful info that the link is giving us , is the new approach by the USCIS in giving the U visas to the approved petitioners already in Defered Action list .
            In the previous years they had been allocating the majority of the U visas in the first quarter (Oct-Dic , 10,000 cap ) , and now they are going to do it true the 3 first quarter of the fiscal year , meaning they are not going fill the cap until the the end of June .
            Bottom line , we have to wait until then to know how far they went , like if we didn't had waited long enough.
            LOL !!
            Last edited by Trump; 02-03-2017, 10:14 AM. Reason: Spelling

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            • #7
              The cap for U visa is 10000 a year, but how many applications are approved over the year?
              With 86980 applications pending, once they finish approving 10k in a fiscal year do they continue processing more applications for DA?
              USCIS stops working on u visa cases once they approve 10k a year??

              https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/...y2016_qtr4.pdf

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              • #8
                My deduction is , and dont take it as a hard fact , that they approve the next batch of 10000 U visa petitions for the next year ahead of the next cap . In other words , 10,000 DA for the next year and they keep working in the rest with out giving any kind of notice until the next fiscal year updating the cutoff date according to the last application put in DA already processed to fulfill the quota .
                I
                So for a person who applied in 2015 I wold say its between 4 to 6 years to get DA and actual U visa since they receipt date , and anything between 7 to 8 years for someone applying in 2016 .
                Last edited by Trump; 02-03-2017, 10:47 AM.

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                • #9
                  I don't think will be that long. According to what I have seen in this forum and my social life, petitions from 2014 when the #of pending applications were 45k+ are receiving DA in about 28 months.
                  So 2015 applicants had 63k+ Petitions pending ahead of them, which I would guess waitng time of 3 years 4 at the most.

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                  • #10
                    Its over 36 moths already , you can see post from people with receipt date from January 2014 in forums still waiting .
                    Need more proof ?
                    Add that to the total applications summited in 2014 less the little number denied and against the limited cap of 10,000 and you wold have a batter idea how things are going .
                    Sorry , but data dont lie and its not encouraging .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Trump View Post
                      Its over 36 moths already , you can see post from people with receipt date from January 2014 in forums still waiting .
                      Need more proof ?
                      Add that to the total applications summited in 2014 less the little number denied and against the limited cap of 10,000 and you wold have a batter idea how things are going .
                      Sorry , but data dont lie and its not encouraging .
                      This forum doesn't even reflect 1% of the u visa applications out there. And your guest is as good as mine.
                      The negative connotation of your posts justifies your name. You nail it!

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                      • #12
                        According to the available data and my lawyers feedback, they are working on DAs from August 2014. One of our member has also confirmed of having received it. Let's focus more on the DAs now because these are the vulnerable lot having no or out of status waiting for more than 30 months living in fear particularly these last 2 weeks.
                        Who have already got DAs can wait as they don't have to worry about their status having EAD and Driving licence and jobs. We can have separate threads for DAs and U visas so that we can have better understanding under the current situation.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lea View Post
                          This forum doesn't even reflect 1% of the u visa applications out there. And your guest is as good as mine.
                          The negative connotation of your posts justifies your name. You nail it!
                          Sorry to hurt your feelings , my intention was not that .
                          The data ****ysis is not from the posts in this forum , get straight , I only using it as reference.
                          If USCIS don't update the calendar , anyone with receipt latter than August is going to get DA in the next FY 2018 , advancing just a few months .

                          In FY 2016 they went up in to petitions to early March of 2014 giving them DA , hoping all of them can get the U visa this year .

                          In FY 2017 they went in to petitions up to August of 2014 giving them DA , and hopefully they will receive U visas in FY 2018 .

                          So you can see , they dont go true all petitions filled each year , just enough to fill the cap for next year .

                          Sorry but is what it is , volume of petitions filled and Cap is making this so slow , it's not me being pessimistic.
                          Last edited by Trump; 02-10-2017, 12:32 AM.

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                          • #14
                            BTW
                            My prediction is that they are going to be working granting U visas up to Jan/2014 and DA around Sep/2014 in this fiscal year ( 2017 )

                            Remember that now they a e working at the same time ; U visas - DA , true the 3 first quarters of the FY ( ends last day of June ).

                            And that they are going to give U visas from Feb/2014 up to/ around May/2014 the next FY 2018 and continuing from where they ended with the DA's for a few moths more .

                            Hope and patience .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Trump View Post
                              BTW
                              My prediction is that they are going to be working granting U visas up to Jan/2014 and DA around Sep/2014 in this fiscal year ( 2017 )

                              Remember that now they a e working at the same time ; U visas - DA , true the 3 first quarters of the FY ( ends last day of June ).

                              And that they are going to give U visas from Feb/2014 up to/ around May/2014 the next FY 2018 and continuing from where they ended with the DA's for a few moths more .

                              Hope and patience .
                              I Know someone who applied 26 months ago and got her DA last month,no one can really predict what's going on with this kind of application.

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