United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally process cases in the order which the case is received. In the last few months we have noticed delays in processing routine cases. Usually, employment authorization documents (EAD) were approved within 90 days of filing the application. The same EAD processing and approval now takes up to 180 days. Naturalization applications which were usually processed within 120 days in Tampa USCIS office now takes approximately 240 days for interview. The same goes with family based adjustment of status.
Some immigrational practitioners believe the delay resulted from President Donald Trump emphasis on enforcement which led to shifting of resources from adjudication to field operation. Petitioners and beneficiaries are encouraged to be patient during this period as it is hoped that eventually more resources will be provided to catch up with the backlogs.
If you have any questions about your pending application, please feel free to contact us by Phone: 813-298-7222 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.