Welcome to America, Good Man

I walked into the living room waving one of two USCIS letters—the one addressed to Good Man. “[Good Man]! You got your Welcome to America letter!”

“What’s that?”

“Open it.”

He felt the envelope. “But it’s not card… ‘WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA,'” he read. Good Man looked at me, “Wow! How do you know? You know so much, you are like lawyer.”

“That’s because I pre-worry! I research!”

He continued, “‘This is to notify you that your application for permanent residence has been approved. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to permanent resident status in the United States.'”

Operation Immigration: Timeline
* To make this easier to read I will use * for new info.

6/1/2009: Mailed AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox
6/3/2009: USPS reports rec’d
6/9/2009: Green registered mail with return receipt postcard rec’d
6/10/2009: I-485 check cashed (with no readable receipt number on the back of the check!)
6/11/2009: I-130 check cashed (with no readable receipt number on the back of the check!)
6/12/2009: NOAs rec’d for petition (130), green card (485), employment authorization (765), and advance parole (131); we now have his A-number; rec’d date 6/3, notice date 6/8
6/13/2009: Biometrics appt rec’d for 7/1
7/1/2009: Biometrics appt, in and out in 15 minutes
7/17/2009: USCIS website says that AP/EAD approval notice sent
7/22/2009: USCIS website says EAD card ordered
7/23/2009: USCIS website says EAD sent
7/24/2009: Rec’d notice for interview on 8/27 (Washington, DC location—which is actually in Fairfax)
7/27/09: Rec’d AP
7/29/2009: EAD rec’d
* 8/27/2009: Interview, approved on the spot
* 8/31/2009: Rec’d email notice that green card production was ordered on 8/27
* 9/1/2009: Rec’d email notice that green card production was ordered on 9/1 (again?)
* 9/3/2009: I-797 NOAs received for I485 and I130.