The general climate in the United States for immigrants, tighter enforcement of immigration lawaimed at slowing legal immigration, and delays in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing of applications and petitions for immigration benefits under the Trump administration, have left many immigrants worried about the slow pace of their pending cases.
Although the foreign citizens may be powerless in the face of delays and decisions by U.S. immigration officials, their worries can be eased if they learn that their cases remain under review, and that the delays are within the average waiting time for the immigration benefits they seek.
Immigration attorneys and assistance agencies say that they frequently receive calls from people who are worried by delays and ask for help determining the status of their cases.
The good news is that applicants can do that by themselves, with a simple procedure. El Nuevo Herald explains here how to check on the status of a case online and learn the average processing times, according to the types of forms and the USCIS offices processing them.