[Q] Does CSC adjudicate cases in the first-come, first-out (FIFO) basis?
CSC and USCIS both say they try to adjudicate cases received at CSC in FIFO basis, but our experience has shown that so far, this is not true. You will often see I-829 cases filed 5 months ago approved, while I-829 cases received 11 months ago are still pending -- for the same EB-5 project with the same facts and job numbers. Also, the same thing with I-526 petitions. This may change in future, as some procedural kinks are worked out.