California Service Center Is Being Noted for Its Delay Tactic at the Premium Processing Team and High Rate of Request for Evidence
When the unemployment rate goes up, immigration processing becomes tougher as the government agencies take a position that the US labor market needs to be protected first.
While both DOL and USCIS are issuing more requests for additional evidence and lengthening their review, the California Service Center stands out even further. Currently, California Service Center (CSC) may be the worst service center to file your case. Its Premium Processing Team is being noted for issuing a request for evidence on the 13th, 14th or 15th day. In addition, it is being commented by many practitioners that CSC issues a higher number of unreasonably lengthy and repetitive requests for evidence for nonimmigrant cases. If you are filing a case with CSC, you may want to be prepared for additional requests for many seemingly unrelated or intrusive documents and ensuing delayed processing.