Thursday, August 20, 2009
Important Information about cases pending at Vermont Service Center!
VSC has announced that it prepared, but erroneously did not send, about 1000 Requests for Evidence (RFE). As a result, approximately 300 of these cases were denied on the basis of abandonment. This means that the RFE response date was docketed at USCIS and, when missed, the cases were denied. The VSC indicates that it will administratively reopen the denied cases and all RFEs will be properly sent out. The VSC believes that this problem was limited to June 4, 2009. On cases where a Motion to Reopen was already filed, the USCIS will issue refunds for the filing fee. If you have a case where the online system indicates an RFE sent on June 4, 2009, then you do not need to file a Motion to Reeopen if the case was then denied due to abandonment. If you have such a case and do not hear timely about the reopening of the case and also receive the anticipated RFE, please contact me for assistance.