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USCIS Texas Service Center to begin Pilot System on Adjustment Processing


Feb 13, 2007

From: AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08021363 (posted Feb. 13, 2008) TSC is starting the "PLUS Pilot" program for adjudicating concurrently-filed adjustment of status application packets. Until recently, each form in a typical AOS packet was separated and sent to a different officer for a preliminary name check and adjudication. The pilot will allow one officer to review the packet as a whole, which includes the I-140, I-485, I-765 and I-131 and supporting documentation. The pilot is aimed at eliminating repetitive steps in the adjudication process. Members may begin to see one RFE that requests information for more than one application form within a single AOS packet or one envelope containing multiple, related RFEs. While less than two weeks have passed since the pilot was implemented, it does seem to be faster than the previous process. Members may see some more recently-filed AOS packets being completed before others that have been pending longer. TSC reports that this is likely due to the recent pilot implementation and that members should not send inquiries about cases unless they fall outside of posted processing times.

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