In November 2010, USCIS transferred approximately 36,000 Immediate Relative petitions from the California Service Center to the Texas Service Center. They anticipated that this redistribution of work would result in more timely adjudication of these petitions. Many of these cases have still not been processed and are beyond the five month estimated processing time.
RapidVisa customers who filed a K-3 or CR-1 peititon would have used the Form I-130. Although the USCIS doesn't mention if the I-129F Fiancée Visa form is also delayed, it is reasonable to assume that this delay is also impacting Fiance Visas since they are also processed at the Dallas service center.
On Feb. 7, 2011, the USCIS implemented a rapid response plan to expedite and adjudicate these petitions. They have transferred a large number of these Immediate Relative petitions back to the California Service Center to take advantage of resources currently available to immediately process these cases. According to the USCIS Petitioners will see an action such as an approval, denial or a Request for Evidence (RFE) on their case from the California or Texas Service Centers by the end of February. Additionally, they have briefed the Department of State’s National Visa Center about these cases.
It doesn't help that the Dallas Service Center is closed today, February 9th, due to severe weather.
You can monitor the progress of your case by accessing My Case Status online at USCIS.gov. If you do not see any action on your case, such as an approval, denial or an RFE, by March 1, 2011 you should contact the USCIS at: I-130Inquiries.Tsc@dhs.gov