March 24, 2006
In response to the American Immigration Lawyers Association's inquiry about reports that I-140 and related I-485 cases are being transferred from CSC to TSC, USCIS headquarters indicated that approximately 15,000 such cases are in the process of being transferred. This is in preparation for the agency's "bi-specialization" program, whereby Service Centers will specialize in particular types of filings. For example, two service centers will handle all I-140 and related I-485 cases, and the other two will handle all I-129s. USCIS plans to issue an announcement detailing the bi-specialization program in the very near future.