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If I File A Mandamus Lawsuit to Fight an Immigration Delay, Does That Mean I Have to Appear in Court? (Video)

No. We have never had a Judge or the government request a mandamus plaintiff to appear in court. There are many reasons why. First, mandamus cases do not involve whether an application should be approved or denied. They only concern whether the adjudication process is unreasonably long. The person whose application is delayed typically has […]

If I File A Mandamus Lawsuit to Fight an Immigration Delay, Does That Mean I Have to Appear in Court?

No. We have never had a Judge or the government request a mandamus plaintiff to appear in court. There are many reasons why. First, mandamus cases do not involve whether an application should be approved or denied. They only concern whether the adjudication process is unreasonably long. The person whose application is delayed typically has […]

Dispelling A Persistent Mandamus Myth (Video)

One myth surrounding mandamus lawsuits that never seems to completely go away is that filing a mandamus lawsuit will result in the government retaliating against you with a denial. It’s understandable how people can make this assumption. Amongst individuals, if you sue someone, you can expect them to be biased against you. However, it just […]

Dispelling A Persistent Mandamus Myth

[Also available on LinkedIn] One myth surrounding mandamus lawsuits that never seems to completely go away is that filing a mandamus lawsuit will result in the government retaliating against you with a denial. It’s understandable how people can make this assumption. Amongst individuals, if you sue someone, you can expect them to be biased against […]

If You Have a USCIS Denial, Should you File an AAO Appeal?

[Also available on Linkedin] A USCIS denial can be challenged by filing a request with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). However, AAO appeals are generally not required when challenging a USCIS denial (nor are they recommended – more on that later). The reason an AAO appeal is not required was explained in the summary holding […]

Some Good News For Those Challenging Consular Denials

[Also available on Reddit] This is a great decision from the Ninth Circuit that puts a dent in the Government shield of consular nonreviewability. Consular denials are notoriously difficult to challenge and are generally considered immune from judicial review. However, consular denials (especially for cases fought on the west coast) just got a little easier […]

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