Have you ever had an immigration case that seemed to go on forever? Cases pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can go long past the posted processing times with no decision on a case. There are many reasons a case might get sucked into the black hole of the immigration service. Maybe the case was lost in transit between different USCIS offices. Maybe the case is sitting at the bottom of a pile of files on a supervisor’s desk. Maybe the case is pending notorious “background checks,” an explanation often used as a pretext to excuse endless delays in immigration cases. Regardless of the reason for the delay, your client is looking to you to solve the issue and get them a final decision on their case.