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Thread: AOS

  1. #1
    Are they (BCIS) doing a better job to process AOS applications lately in contrast with the previous INS, or are they getting worse?

    What pros and cons are/will be facing the new applicants?

  2. #2
    Are they (BCIS) doing a better job to process AOS applications lately in contrast with the previous INS, or are they getting worse?

    What pros and cons are/will be facing the new applicants?

  3. #3
    That depends on what you mean by better. Except for the increase in background checks, the requirements for AOS remain mostly unchanged. What has changed is the progression of the case through the bureaucracy. The process has and continues to be centralized and automated. Less and less is being done at the local level. Many lazy government workers have been replaced by efficient contract agencies. The problem with that, many highly skilled, knowledgeable government workers have been replaced with minimum wage, temporary contract agencies. So, in many ways, it comes down to what you think is better, Wal-Mart or Mom & Pop's neighborhood store.

  4. #4
    Old Man

    Thats interesting. Do you think the contractors agents are more gentle opposed to the replaced harsh government workers? If this is the case, then fewer applications are denied? and the immigration backlog decreases? what theory can one deduce from the changes - the BCIS recently talked about the goals it has achieved their first year. Are they more sympathetic due to the new contractors?

    I hope so.

  5. #5
    Contractors do not make decisions on AOS cases. Only a CIS officer can do that. That work is what they call "inherently governmental" and cannot be contracted out. Contractors can only assist with pre-processing and in most offices they have made things worse. It was contractors in CSC who shredded or threw out lots of paperwork INCLUDING people's applications to make the work disappear (they were required to keep up with daily production and they couldn't do it so.....). At least CIS personnel would have just admitted to the backlog instead of trying to make it disappear. Contractors are giving out incorrect information on the NCSC (1-800 number). Also, if you go to the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)website they did a survey on the NCSC since they took over and they have asked for CIS to get RID OF the contractors and go back to having questions answered at the SC by CIS personnel!!!!! AILA says repeatedly that contractors give out incorrect information, are rude, hang up and, frequently, can't help.

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