So, standing and immunity problems notwithstanding, could I bring suit against USCIS for gross discrepencies in the petition processing time due to geographical discrimination?
If you check the link above, scroll down to the first chart under the two graphs, not the difference in processing times between the California and Vermont Service Centers. Note also that Nebraska and Texas Service Centers no longer process I-129Fs, the petition for a K1 (fiance) visa. They forward received I-129Fs to . . . California Service Center.
So three centers worth of data (two of which draw from, I'm guessing, very immigrant-rich areas of the country - drawing from Mexico, Central and South Americas, and the entire Pacific Rim), go to California and Vermont has some New Englanders to worry about.
Average processing time at the California Service Center:
Average processing time at the Vermont Service Center:
Oh, and this week alone, there have been reports of Vermont clearing applications in 3 or 10 days. I sh*t you not.
Does that seem fair to you? We all pay the same filing fee. We all fill out the same paperwork and meet the same requirements. And yet, we seem to be handled so differently. And there isn't boo to do about it. This is the feds we're talking about.
Since I've blocked out most of my Con Law barbri experience, I can't recall if this kind of thing would be an equal protection challenge, etc. Well, it wouldn't likely be anything, but still . . . one (with a license to practice law) wonders.
I don't want VSCers equally screwed, mind you, I just want us CSCers less screwed.
Goddammit, I know we have CMCers in high places - someone do something.