Writs of Mandamus
Legal Actions for Immigration Applications
After filing an
immigration case, meeting all the requirements and providing all the necessary information
and evidence, many people experience lengthy delays and frustrating setbacks
from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. When all procedures
have been properly met and the USCIS still fails to make a decision about
your immigration status in a reasonable amount of time, there are options
available. Depending on the situation, applicants may be able to file
complaints against the USCIS.
Known as writs of mandamus, these lawsuits or legal complaints are available
for eligible immigrants who:
- Properly file an application for an immigration benefit
- Submit all the necessary evidence
- Meet any additional requirements
- Have not received a decision from the USCIS in a reasonable amount of time
After reviewing the issues, the court has the ability to require the USCIS
to make a decision on an immigration application within a specific period
of time, usually anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Writs of mandamus can be
filed for a number of immigration applications, including
adjustment of status procedures. While this can help alleviate worries about the USCIS's
lack of action, it does not mean that they will approve an application.
When successful, writs of mandamus can force the USCIS to meet a reasonable
processing time for an application.
Take Action with Our Winter Park & Orlando Immigration Firm
When applicants devote their time and efforts to filing an immigration
application and meeting all the necessary requirements, they deserve to
receive a decision from the USCIS. As an aggressive legal action, writs
of mandamus will help those who met all the application procedures receive
this decision in a reasonable and fair amount of time. At
Robert Brown LLC, our attorneys are prepared to use our experience and exceptional legal
skills to successfully complete these formal complaints and help applicants
obtain a status decision.
To discuss your Winter Park immigration case and the potential for a writ
contact us today.