The TVPA Protects Immigrant Victims of Forced Labor (Video)

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) offers a path for immigrant victims of forced labor to seek financial compensation from the organizations that recruit them and the companies that profit from their work. Class action lawsuits can be pursued on a contingency basis under this law. Additionally, the TVPA established the T visa to further […]

Can USCIS Legally Deny A Naturalization Petition After The Filing Of A 1447(b) Lawsuit? (Video)

USCIS would probably answer this question in the affirmative. However, throughout much of the country, federal judges have rejected this position. The 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th Circuits have all held that the district court has exclusive jurisdiction over a naturalization petition once a 1447(b) action is filed. Once such a lawsuit is filed, […]

FOIA Problems For Immigrants Can Be Affordable To Solve (Video)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows individuals to obtain from the government documents and information about their immigration history, status or pending petition. Unfortunately, the government’s response to such FOIA requests are sometimes delayed or incomplete. Fortunately, when such problems arise, the FOIA status has a fee shifting provision that makes it easier and […]

Fighting Delays In Work And Travel Document Adjudications With Mandamus Lawsuits (Video)

Mandamus lawsuits have an excellent track record in obtaining delayed EAD/AP, work and travel document decisions. These cases are often successful because USCIS takes very little time to adjudicate these applications, typically less than 27 minutes according to USCIS estimates. It would take the Government much more time to oppose the case than to simply […]

What Do Mandamus Cases For Immigration Delays Cost and How Are They Billed? (Video)

Mandamus cases are distinct in nature as they do not involve seeking monetary compensation. Therefore, they cannot be handled on a contingency basis. Although hourly billing is an option for handling Mandamus cases, experienced litigators who are familiar with such cases can frequently estimate the time required. As a result, lawyers who handle Mandamus cases […]