My EAD application has been pending for more than six months. Someone recommended that I contact my congressperson’s office and see if they can intervene. Is this a good idea? Is it possible this will further delay my case?


Generally speaking, there is no harm in doing a congressional inquiry. Such requests are fairly routine. Oftentimes, the USCIS provides nothing beyond a generic response indicating that the case is still being processed, but there is no reason to think this will have any negative consequences for the pending case. And, sometimes, these congressional requests do help long-pending cases. (12.Jan.2022)

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