03/20/2013 13:39:19 PM
I am the citizen, my husband a European citizen. We co-filed the I-130/I-485 with a priority date of August 2, 2012. My husband received his EAD/AP card and we had our interview 12/6/12. At our interview, we were told that our case was currently in background checks. We've heard nothing from them since. Two week ago, we had an Infopass appt and went to the local office (Long Island City, NYC) just to be told our case is "in background checks". I also did an e-file request last week, just in case we might find out more. Case still "in background checks.
A little background on us: I've been married once, 12 years ago. My first husband was a Lebanese native (we met in Egypt) who I petitioned for with the INS so we could start our life together in NY. Unfortunately, things did not work out between us and, after 4 years together, we separated amicably sometime around 2004 and eventually divorced in 2007 (or 2006?). I now have one 4-year old son by a man I never married, whom I was with briefly. My husband and I have now been together for 2 years, married for 1. We're a bit concerned that my former marriage to someone I petitioned for (successfully. He's now a citizen. We did not marry for a greencard, however. It was a genuine relationship.)
My husband has never been married, has no kids. He entered legally on a tourist visa but overstayed and has now been in the U.S. for almost 7 years.
If anyone has any advice, a similar experience, anything...:)