Monday, January 18, 2010


The CIS issue we have been dealing with everyday the last 3 weeks has finally been resolved.

But not without a fight and not without a lot of prayers.

It has been a LONG 3 weeks.
There were mornings I would wake up feeling like I don't have any fight left in me. I was just so tired of fighting.

But then I would think about what I was fighting for.
Who I was fighting for.

If I don't fight for Miles, who will?

Here's what happen...
Our case was assigned to an officer who no longer works at the USCIS office. Her case load was split up and re-assigned to the remaining officers. Our case was assigned to the officer who just started. The new girl. She has been training the last several months which is why our case wasn't looked at. When we started looking into the status of our case, she started processing it. She came back so many times with requests for different paperwork, updates on other paperwork, then requested an interview. On several different occasions, I asked her if she understood what we were needing. I let her know our I-600a doesn't expire until July 2010 and we weren't trying to get an extension, we just needed our I-171h amended with our new address. She said the process is the same for both.

We went for our interview on Friday.
The officer called in sick so we had to meet with the director of our CIS field office.

What an answer to prayer!

During our interview, we answered all kinds of questions about our moves, our finances, then he told us he would get with the officer next week and give her all the information so she can finish processing our case.

Keith told him we needed our letter.
We went back and forth and explained to him what steps we have taken the last 4 months to get our I-171h amended. We even pulled out our files to show him what we have done, and our correspondence with the officer in charge of our case. Then it clicked. We could see it on his face that he understood and knew they messed up. He confirmed our suspicions and told us he was under the impression that we were applying for an extension.

Being new, she got it wrong.
The process isn't the same for both.

He closed our file and told us to come back in an hour to pick up our approval letter.

That was it! We got it!
We walked out of the USCIS office with our new I-171h in hand.

We give God all the Glory for answering our prayers, for giving us favor with the CIS office, and for giving us the energy to keep fighting.

So, we get to keep our Embassy appointment on February 18th.
It won't be long now!


  1. God is awesome!! This is the best news I heard in a long time!! Talk about favor!! You will have Miles in your loving arms in no time.. Feb.18th is right around the corner!!


  2. WooHoo!!! So happy for you!!!

  3. Oh, yay! What an answer to prayer!

    Our fingerprinter was still in "training." Wonder if she's the same person?

    So glad you all get to travel next month!

  4. Feb 18th is just around the corner! So happy for you!

  5. Hey! I think we'll be traveling the same week as you! we're in north carolina & leave on the 12th! can't wait!

  6. I had not checked your blog all week, but was wondering still! I am so very happy for ya'll and VERY proud too.

  7. Wow! I'm a little behind on my blog stalking and had no idea you guys were dealing with this. So glad you got it resolved!!! Good luck with the packing and planning :)