At the end of June 2009, we noticed that our Los Angeles immigration clients were experiencing delays in receiving their Legal Permanent Resident cards (LPR card, the so-called "green" card). This delay was apparently due to USCIS updating its card production equipment. As immigration lawyers, The Law Offices of J Craig Fong are always concerned when USCIS delays the production of LPR cards, because such a delay creates enormous difficulties for clients.
We have recently noticed that our clients have received their LPR cards within one month of approval.
Whether the card production delay is over, or whether the California Service Center (where the majority of our clients's card are processed) has already had its equipment upgrade, we do not know. --jcf