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Thread: Calling all lawyers: INS HAS LOST OUR FILES!

  1. #1
    Guest
    My father went to renew his EAD at the Miami office and they told him that there is no record of him, my mom or my sisters. We filed I-485 in the Virginia office and then moved to Florida. Our lawyer supposedly transfered our files, but Miami says that they never received them. We did a FOIA request to the VA office, but they responded that our files weren't there either. What do we do now?

  2. #2
    Guest
    My father went to renew his EAD at the Miami office and they told him that there is no record of him, my mom or my sisters. We filed I-485 in the Virginia office and then moved to Florida. Our lawyer supposedly transfered our files, but Miami says that they never received them. We did a FOIA request to the VA office, but they responded that our files weren't there either. What do we do now?

  3. #3
    Guest
    Here is a warning for others in the future:

    Whenever you apply to the INS to adjust your status to permanent resident, DO NOT move until you have received your green card. Don't listen to your lawyer or any one. The statistics are there to prove that there is a high probability of screw up with the INS.

    From my own experience, I had applied in Indiana to adjust my status to PR. I wanted to go back to Arizona so bad but I resisted and was patient. Eventually everything was completed.

  4. #4
    Guest
    Your right about transferring. There's a big black hole between the INS offices and who knows where the file falls into. I'd check with my lawyer to see if he really requested the change & then reconstruct the whole filing with a copy of my filing fee receipt and head back to INS myself.

  5. #5
    hm, i guess you start all over again

  6. #6
    Contact your congressman! INS lost our I-130 and we didn't even move! They were supposed to send it from Mesquite to Vermont, it never made it. Our congressman was ableto help hunt it down. Thank goodness we had copies, hopefully you have copies of everything.

  7. #7
    My I-140, I -485 are pending. I am planning to move to another apartment in our area, and city and state is same so as zip code. and will inform my change of address. Will there be a problem?

    From Therez

  8. #8
    Chances are great that the file has not been lost but is in the national records center (holding facility for files). If the file was sent to Miami without Miami requesting them and without a cover letter explaining why the files were there the files would probably be sent there. If Miami only told you the files weren't there that means they have a record of a file for you. If they told you they couldn't find anything in the system that means they are in a black hole.

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