This week, it was announced that a large group of individuals facing long delays in the processing of their I-601A Applications for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers have filed a class action lawsuit in Seattle against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to challenge those delays.
This type of class action lawsuit, on behalf of several individuals who all face the same issue, will hopefully draw more attention to this widespread issue and help hold USCIS accountable for the increasing delays in the adjudication of petitions and applications agency-wide.
However, you do not need a class action lawsuit or many other people to get relief from long processing delays. If you have a pending petition or application with USCIS and you have been waiting for it to be adjudicated for many months, or years, beyond normal processing times, you may be eligible to file an individual mandamus lawsuit in federal court to force USCIS to make a decision.
At David Swaim & Associates, P.C., we have successfully expedited the processing of long-delayed applications through the filing of mandamus lawsuits. If you have a long-delayed application and would like to inquire about the possibility of a mandamus lawsuit, please reach out to our office to schedule a consultation.
Senior Associate Attorney – Dallas, Texas
David Swaim and Associates, P.C.