The above photo of the USCIS ASC located at 3502 Slide Road in Lubbock,Texas is where I took my wife to help get her 2 year expiration Green Card extended to 10 years. More technically we were sent a form I-797C, notice of action. This NOA was in reply to the I751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence we had filed 6 weeks earlier.
In this case the condition on residence was a 2 year expiration on her “permanent resident” Green Card. The ASC in Lubbock appears only to handle biometrics(digital finger prints) and picture-taking. They are a third-party that knows nothing about your citizenship timeline AND they are strictly instructed to NOT offer advice or any form of counsel regarding an immigrant’s progress with his/her green card status or citizenship. The two gentlemen in Lubbock were very professional, friendly and had us out of there in around 15 minutes. BTW USCIS stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Also, for some confusing reason, at the USCIS website an additional form number CRI89 is used to reference the PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS.
All in all, going through the steps to transform my beloved Philippine wife to a USA Citizen has been smooth and straightforward NOT requiring the services of a lawyer. It has been rather costly with a price tag of around $3000.
Finally, I believe it was a lawyer or paralegal employed with Mr. Carl Shusterman in Los Angeles who said it was risky and more expensive to NOT hire an attorney to procure a Green Card. We encountered no obstacles and I know we saved money by not retaining an attorney.