Fredrick W VoigtmannImmigration Attorney
There is not necessarily anything to be worried about unless you receive an RFE or NOID. Then you would need to address the specific issues raised by USCIS. As for processing time, USCIS does bundle I-526 petitions for processing by teams of adjudicators, but there could be a number of reasons why two I-526 petitions filed at the same time for the same project might be processed in vastly different timeframes. USCIS is not very transparent with respect to how it allocates resources that might affect processing times, but it could be that the team adjudicating the I-526 petitions of your regional center was pulled off of that project after the I-526 petition of your friend was approved and before yours was adjudicated and assigned to another project. They will get back around to your petition sooner or later. If your case goes beyond the published processing time, however, you or your attorney should make an email inquiry with the IPO to follow up.