Litigation

Lawsuit Against Department of Labor, CIS and others

Our client's original approved labor certification was lost in the mail. We tried numerous times to get a duplicate copy of the approved labor certification from the Department of Labor (USDOL) but couldn't get it from the USDOL. USCIS attempted to obtain a copy and informed us that they were making the attempt. We saw no results.

Status: 
The Defendants settled the case before submitting an answer to the complaint. Accordingly, USDOL issued a duplicate labor certification in favor of the Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Immigrant Petition (Form I-140) was approved within a few weeks.
Immigration Law : 

Writ of Mandamus/Lawsuit Against Department of Homeland Security and others

Our client, a citizen of Taiwan had filed an employment-based adjustment of status application. The Plaintiff's adjustment of status had been pending with the USCIS California Service Center for almost three and one half years. USCIS did not adjudicate his adjustment of status application since they could not get the name check clearance from the FBI.

Status: 
Approximately six months after the filing of the above-mentioned lawsuit, Plaintiff received his adjustment of status (green card). Subsequently, we filed a notice of dismissal with the DC federal court to dismiss the case without prejudice.
Immigration Law : 

Writ of Mandamus/Lawsuit Against Department of Homeland Security and others

Our client, a citizen of China had filed an adjustment of status application on the basis of marriage to a U.S. Citizen. The Plaintiff's adjustment of status had been pending with the USCIS for almost three years. USCIS did not adjudicate her adjustment of status application since they could not get the name check clearance from the FBI.

Status: 
Approximately eight weeks after the filing of the above-mentioned lawsuit, Plaintiff received his adjustment of status (green card). Subsequently, we filed a notice of dismissal with the DC federal court to dismiss the case without prejudice.
Immigration Law : 

Lawsuit Against Department of Homeland Security and others

Our client’s derivative-based Adjustment of Status (AOS) application was denied.  USCIS stated in its denial that the applicant had been out of lawful nonimmigrant status for more than an aggregate amount of 180 days.  We filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others (Defendants) alleging, inter alia, that our client (the Plaintiff) would have been out of lawful nonimmigrant status for less than an aggregate amount of 180 days had the Defendants adjudicated Plaintiff’s earlier H-1

Status: 
The Defendants settled before submitting an answer to the complaint. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s AOS was approved.
Immigration Law : 

Lawsuit Against Department Of Homeland Security And Others

Our client retained us as legal counsel in order to compel the USCIS to grant an Employment-Based Adjustment of Status (AOS) Application. The Plaintiff's case had been on file with USCIS almost three years before he sought our assistance.

Status: 
Approximately three weeks after the filing of the above mentioned lawsuit, Plaintiff received his adjustment of status (green card). Subsequently, we filed a notice of dismissal with the DC federal court to dismiss the case without prejudice .
Immigration Law : 

Writ of Mandamus against delay

I am currently pending I-485 (EB3, skilled worker employment based, priority date Oct 2008) since April 2014. I submitted inquiries through congressman, they received a letter that my case is on hold indefinitely. Do you recommend filing Writ of Mandamus or would that cause a denial? What other actions can I take, I've submitted a case through the Ombudsman and met with a USCIS officer through Infopass appointment (who told me nothing). No RFEs have been issued for this case, I-140 was approved and fingerprinting done (twice, since first set expired).

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.

https://youtu.be/F0YZD8zWm88?t=333

FAQ Transcript:

Writ is simply order of the court or a formal order.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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