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Thread: AOS interview done what next

  1. #1
    Hello
    I recently interview for AOS and after the interviwer told me that she was goin to check on FBI background becuase it has not be clear or completed and also back 04 I was in a legal proceeding by INS which turn out okay and the case was closed.
    what I did not know was it was administratively closed and the interviwer said that she has to initiate the closure of that as well.
    Basically FBI and INS case closure are the two pending things that need to happen before I can hear back .

    What is the FBI background check really is? does it including tapping my cell line ect . Or it is something like crime against humanity ect?
    what are they looking to find any light on this will be great. I have nutting big to hide just curious
    b) also how long usually after interview you expect to hear back from the intervier?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Hi WMD,

    Maybe this will help? Lots of luck to you!

    http://usinfo.state.gov/gi/Archive/2...04-878088.html

    Understanding the Immigration Security Process
    Homeland Security fact sheet explains security checks for immigration benefit applicants



    An explanation of the immigration security check system was issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services April 25 in response to some applicant frustration about delays in the process.

    All applicants for a U.S. immigration benefit are subject to criminal and national security background checks to ensure they are eligible for that benefit. The agency acknowledges a small number of delays, but assures the public they are not based on race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.

    For related information, see Visas, Passports and Immigration.

    The text of the fact sheet follows:



    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Fact Sheet
    April 25, 2006

    Immigration Security Checks"”How and Why the Process Works

    Background

    All applicants for a U.S. immigration benefit are subject to criminal and national security background checks to ensure they are eligible for that benefit. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Federal agency that oversees immigration benefits, performs checks on every applicant, regardless of ethnicity, national origin or religion.

    Since 2002, USCIS has increased the number and scope of relevant background checks, processing millions of security checks without incident. However, in some cases, USCIS customers and immigrant advocates have expressed frustration over delays in processing applications, noting that individual customers have waited a year or longer for the completion of their adjudication pending the outcome of security checks. While the percentage of applicants who find their cases delayed by pending background checks is relatively small, USCIS recognizes that for those affected individuals, the additional delay and uncertainty can cause great anxiety. Although USCIS cannot guarantee the prompt resolution of every case, we can assure the public that applicants are not singled out based on race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.

    USCIS strives to balance the need for timely, fair and accurate service with the need to ensure a high level of integrity in the decision-making process. This fact sheet outlines the framework of the immigration security check process, explaining its necessity, as well as factors contributing to delays in resolving pending cases.

    Why USCIS Conducts Security Checks

    USCIS conducts security checks for all cases involving a petition or application for an immigration service or benefit. This is done both to enhance national security and ensure the integrity of the immigration process. USCIS is responsible for ensuring that our immigration system is not used as a vehicle to harm our nation or its citizens by screening out people who seek immigration benefits improperly or fraudulently. These security checks have yielded information about applicants involved in violent crimes, *** crimes, crimes against children, drug trafficking and individuals with known links to terrorism. These investigations require time, resources, and patience and USCIS recognizes that the process is slower for some customers than they would like. Because of that, USCIS is working closely with the FBI and other agencies to speed the background check process. However, USCIS will never grant an immigration service or benefit before the required security checks are completed regardless of how long those checks take.

    How Immigration Security Checks Work

    To ensure that immigration benefits are given only to eligible applicants, USCIS adopted background security check procedures that address a wide range of possible risk factors. Different kinds of applications undergo different levels of scrutiny. USCIS normally uses the following three background check mechanisms but maintains the authority to conduct other background investigations as necessary:

    "¢ The Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) Name Check"” IBIS is a multi-agency effort with a central system that combines information from multiple agencies, databases and system interfaces to compile data relating to national security risks, public safety issues and other law enforcement concerns. USCIS can quickly check information from these multiple government agencies to determine if the information in the system affects the adjudication of the case. Results of an IBIS check are usually available immediately. In some cases, information found during an IBIS check will require further investigation. The IBIS check is not deemed completed until all eligibility issues arising from the initial system response are resolved.

    "¢ FBI Fingerprint Check"”FBI fingerprint checks are conducted for many applications. The FBI fingerprint check provides information relating to criminal background within the United States. Generally, the FBI forwards responses to USCIS within 24-48 hours. If there is a record match, the FBI forwards an electronic copy of the criminal history (RAP sheet) to USCIS. At that point, a USCIS adjudicator reviews the information to determine what effect it may have on eligibility for the benefit. Although the vast majority of inquiries yield no record or match, about 10 percent do uncover criminal history (including immigration violations). In cases involving arrests or charges without disposition, USCIS requires the applicant to provide court certified evidence of the disposition. Customers with prior arrests should provide complete information and certified disposition records at the time of filing to avoid adjudication delays or denial resulting from misrepresentation about criminal history. Even expunged or vacated convictions must be reported for immigration purposes.

    "¢ FBI Name Checks"”FBI name checks are also required for many applications. The FBI name check is totally different from the FBI fingerprint check. The records maintained in the FBI name check process consist of administrative, applicant, criminal, personnel and other files compiled by law enforcement. Initial responses to this check generally take about two weeks. In about 80 percent of the cases, no match is found. Of the remaining 20 percent, most are resolved within six months. Less than one percent of cases subject to an FBI name check remain pending longer than six months. Some of these cases involve complex, highly sensitive information and cannot be resolved quickly. Even after FBI has provided an initial response to USCIS concerning a match, the name check is not complete until full information is obtained and eligibility issues arising from it are resolved.

    For most applicants, the process outlined above allows USCIS to quickly determine if there are criminal or security related issues in the applicant's background that affect eligibility for immigration benefits. Most cases proceed forward without incident. However, due to both the sheer volume of security checks USCIS conducts, and the need to ensure that each applicant is thoroughly screened, some delays on individual applications are inevitable. Background checks may still be considered pending when either the FBI or relevant agency has not provided the final response to the background check or when the FBI or agency has provided a response, but the response requires further investigation or review by the agency or USCIS. Resolving pending cases is time-consuming and labor-intensive; some cases legitimately take months or even several years to resolve. Every USCIS District Office performs regular reviews of the pending caseload to determine when cases have cleared and are ready to be decided. USCIS does not share information about the records match or the nature or status of any investigation with applicants or their representatives.



    Created: 03 May 2006 Updated: 03 May 2006

  3. #3
    Originally posted by davdah:
    Typically they will check everything. Your phones, cell, pager, e-mail, web sites visited, its all checked, taped, and recorded.

    They look at your bank accounts, purchases, dress size, shoe size, hair color (real and dyed), color preferences (red is bad), and pet preferences.

    You will need to come in for a spot light interview. That is where they will put you in a room tied to a chair under a 1000w lamp for a 24hr interrogation.
    I hope you are kidding, Davdah. A bit extreme, eh?

  4. #4

    What is the FBI background check really is? does it including tapping my cell line ect . Or it is something like crime against humanity ect?
    what are they looking to find any light on this will be great. I have nutting big to hide just curious

    Thanks
    Hi WMD,

    Welcome to the ILW. In addition to the helpful info that ProudU gave you, and in answer to your question as to the FBI check, I don't think the FBI goes to the extent of tapping your cell line. As that article mentioned, it's just to ensure that terrorists and other criminals are not allowed in the country.
    Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

    --John Wesley

  5. #5
    Originally posted by davdah:
    We have ways of making you talk.


    example FBI interview
    LOL Davdah! Be nice, he's new here to the forum.

    Now, is this Sprintie's (and Jake's and Brit's and JK's) accent that I'm hearing here?
    Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

    --John Wesley

  6. #6
    WMD = WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

    No way you are passing FBI check. why are you so worried about tapping your cell phone? To make them fool buy another one
    I am not racist. I am not anti-immigrant. I am AGAINST CRIMINALS, FRAUDSTERS, WHO DISOBEY THE LAW, BREAK THE LAW AND PERPETRATE THE FRAUD.

    You may not like what I have to say but that does not mean I am wrong.

  7. #7
    how about my email account ect I know this will be alot of work for the FBI's to filter throught junk mail


    but the real question is do they check email account ect? I am not a criminal, terrorist just want an idea

  8. #8
    Dude, what kind of ****** country are you coming from?!!

    The FBI can't legally tap your phone lines, hack your email, etc without the proper warrant from a court. So unless you are a person of interest in some kind of plot, you seriously need to relax!
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  9. #9
    Originally posted by Mrs. B.:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
    We have ways of making you talk.


    example FBI interview
    LOL Davdah! Be nice, he's new here to the forum.

    Now, is this Sprintie's (and Jake's and Brit's and JK's) accent that I'm hearing here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Brittie sounds like that, Jake and I sound less posh lol
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  10. #10
    Originally posted by JermCool:
    Dude, what kind of ****** country are you coming from?!!

    The FBI can't legally tap your phone lines, hack your email, etc without the proper warrant from a court. So unless you are a person of interest in some kind of plot, you seriously need to relax!
    WMD definitely has something to hide so questioning too much. I say we need to pro actively inform FBI and have him thoroughly checked out
    I am not racist. I am not anti-immigrant. I am AGAINST CRIMINALS, FRAUDSTERS, WHO DISOBEY THE LAW, BREAK THE LAW AND PERPETRATE THE FRAUD.

    You may not like what I have to say but that does not mean I am wrong.

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