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EB2-NIW Nebraska (any receipt date)

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Posted by natan111 (946) 29 May 2016#1
Hi all,

There is not much movement in Nebraska for NIW and, judging from VC attorney's webpage and the Trackers, it is even slowing down. Meanwhile Texas is approving case after case, with less than 1-2 month waiting time.

I noticed that these dynamics are changing over the years. Has anyone done any data-mining on that? Is there any way to predict what will happen with Nebraska processing rates, given recent history of backlogs?

Also, if you are NIW at Nebraska, can you please fill in your profile info so that we get more sense about how many are waiting? Thanks.

I filed on March 7, 2016 (receipt date). I know that's not long ago since this posting but if it went to Texas it would've been probably decided by now.
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Posted by gabrielmacht27 (229) 29 May 2016#2
to natan111:

Mine is November 4, 2015 and my friend's is November 6, 2015. We both don't have any update since then. The same is true for earlier applications. Check this thread
http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i...
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Posted by drhrlzz (52) 01 Jun 2016#3
to natan111:

That is what I have noticed from VC webpage as well. It is not easy to say why Texas is so quick with NIW cases, while Nebraska barely approves NIWs. Based on what I see Nebraska is mostly approving EB1 cases with premium processing service. Probably due to high load of premium processing service cases, they can not even touch regular cases like NIWs. And I do not think that there is really anything we can do about it but waiting :(
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Posted by baang (67) 01 Jun 2016#4
I think their load balancer is not that efficient.
Texas center goes south for couple of months then Nebraska. The cycle repeats again.
Last year, Texas was a nightmare.

Set your patience threshold to 260 days. At least this is what I have in mind.
Look at my profile, I have a similar date like yours.
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Posted by Sept13 (98) 01 Jun 2016#5
to baang:

I even do not the status . Mine was filed in fourth week of March 2016
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Posted by nidavidson (17) 01 Jun 2016#6
to natan111:

Mine is November 2nd and still waiting!
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Posted by natan111 (946) 07 Jun 2016#7
to natan111:

Wow. All of the sudden Nebraska approved 2 NIW cases from May, 2016 (in 20 days). Am I not seeing it right? http://www.wegreened.com/Approval_Viewer.php?pd...
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Posted by baang (67) 07 Jun 2016#8
This will make us check the status of our applications more often lol
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Posted by ninasya (8) 23 Jun 2016#9
to natan111:

This is a TSC case.
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Posted by shamsz (21) 23 Jun 2016#10
to natan111:

My RD is October 15 and PD current. Waiting......
NSC current date is shifted backward in last update(on June 14) to Sept 2 than previous update(May 12) from October 16 :(
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Posted by natan111 (946) 23 Jun 2016#11
to ninasya:

It was a Nebraska case but the link has changed. Here is the new one: http://www.wegreened.com/Approval_Viewer.php?pd...
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Posted by natan111 (946) 23 Jun 2016#12
to shamsz:

Those updates are not very accurate.
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Posted by baang (67) 23 Jun 2016#13
I looked at wegreened cases today. Looks like they are processing Sept mainly. I noticed 3 cases from Oct as well. So it is slowly going.

Looks like there will likely be a retrogression for EB-2 NIW petitioners born in countries other than China or India starting Sept 2016. So that will add more delay to people who submitted their applications around March.
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Posted by natan111 (946) 23 Jun 2016#14
to baang:

With the current rate of progress in Nebraska (about 280 days for I-140 NIW) I don't think the worldwide retrogression in September will affect the March filers. The status becomes current again on October 1.
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Posted by radagast (5) 23 Jun 2016#15
My RD for NIW in NSC is 9/11/15 and I am still waiting. My friend's RD for NIW in NSC was in May 2015 and he got approved in Sep 2015. A huge delay in NIW processing in NSC started to affect petitions filed since Jun 2015. Literally, there was almost no case approved for about four months during Oct 2015 to Jan 2016. And cases got approved very slowly since then so now average waiting time is approaching >280 days.
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Posted by justaguy (166) 26 Jun 2016#16
to radagast:

Nice finding! Do you know what happened in June 2015 at NSC that led to subsequent delays of NIW cases? Did something out of ordinary happen in the center?
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Posted by radagast (5) 27 Jun 2016#17
to justaguy:

I do not know if it is anything related to NIW processing delay in NSC, but I found out an interesting news from my research. There is an internet news article about NSC workers' union won a fight against the employer (USCIS) in late May 2015, and the timing of which happens to coincide with the start of the excessive delay in NIW processing.
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Posted by justaguy (166) 27 Jun 2016#18
to radagast:

Interesting, that must be it! I personally know some USCIS employee who talked about the union thing last year, but somehow I never linked it with the delay we experience now. Yes, the union fight was won in May last year.
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Posted by natan111 (946) 07 Jul 2016#19
to natan111:

Here is another Nebraska NIW case that took only 65 days: http://www.trackitt.com/usa-immigration-tracker...
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Posted by justaguy (166) 07 Jul 2016#20
to natan111:

It's hard not to feel bitter reading this, haha. My case is approaching 300 days in waiting time!
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Posted by natan111 (946) 12 Jul 2016#21
to justaguy:

Any day now you'll get the response.
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Posted by natan111 (946) 12 Jul 2016#22
to natan111:

A whole bunch of October/November 2015 Nebraska NIW's were processed during the last 2 weeks. Looks like Nebraska is at least maintaining the rate if not speeding up: http://www.wegreened.com/Approval_Viewer.php?pd...
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Posted by gabrielmacht27 (229) 12 Jul 2016#23
to radagast:

That is indeed interesting. Just wondering why if that is the case, USCIS decided to transfer cases from Texas to Nebraska.
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Posted by HurryUpandWait (70) 13 Jul 2016#24
to gabrielmacht27:

I am wondering this as well. My case is new. It was received in Texas on July 11, but they immediately routed it to Nebraska. If there are major delays there, that doesn't make any sense to me. Either way, all we can do is wait, I guess. Ha ha!
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Posted by natan111 (946) 13 Jul 2016#25
to HurryUpandWait:

The mailing address for Nebraska is in Texas. It goes by the state of your residence. If your case number starts with "LIN" then it's Nebraska.
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