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 adjudicate the petitions. Additionally, the equities in these cases are often compelling, as processing delays for these particular benefits can cause individuals to lose their livelihoods, fall into debt, or miss important family milestones abroad. Employers can also suffer when key employees lose their authorization to work. Thus, assuming the case is strong, most AUSAs would rather spend their valuable time fighting something else.