My husband filed his H1, and my H4 (i539) and H4-EAD (i765) in April 2019. His H1 application was filed under premium processing and got approved within 15 days. However my application is still pending (since April 2019) with the USCIS website showing the same status (that my fingerprints/biometrics were applied to my case) since Aug 2019.
We received the acknowledgement of receipt - the i797s for both my applications in May 2019 as well. Both these applications are being served at the California USCIS office.
We have raised multiple inquiries with USCIS but that has not helped - they send back the same template answer that they are looking into my applications every time. We raised the concern with Ombudsman but that has not helped either.
Could someone let us know if they are facing such a huge delay (1+ year of wait) around their H4-extension and/or H4-EAD applications? What could be the possible next steps to obtain some traction on my cases?