Are you wondering about the reasons behind your delayed visa and the complex administrative process? Allow Joshua Goldstein, an immigration attorney with a proven track record of assisting families shed light on this complex process.
Discover why you received the 221(g) worksheet and why your visa is taking longer. If you're experiencing this, keep reading for a clear understanding. Dive in to make sense of it all!
The Administrative Process: Explained
Administrative proceedings are confusing and frustrating. It can be very frustrating when your friend's visa or family members’ visas get approved quickly, and yours gets stuck in administrative processing. You might be wondering, "Why is this happening to me?"
The federal government keeps details of the administrative delay a secret. It’s a mystery to many, and government secrecy adds to the frustration. No insights are usually given into the nature of the visa approval delay, its causes, or the expected duration.
You're left in the dark, attempting to contact the Department of State or US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), only to receive generic emails asking you to wait for 30 or 60 days. They also don't typically tell you what they're checking.
You're left with questions: What caused the delay? How long will it take? What should you do? Do you need to provide documents or information? It's unclear, and that adds to the frustration.
Administrative Process: The Two Main Reasons
Here's the deal with Josh's immigration law firm – they're out there, suing the USCIS and consulates all around the world. They've taken on plenty of consulates and won, giving those administration delays a run for their money.
According to Josh, there are two usual suspects when it comes to visas stuck in administrative processing. It's not a one-size-fits-all situation, but these factors keep popping up in his immigration law practice. Now, let's dig into the reasons behind this bureaucratic mess.
Reason 1: Underlying Legal Complications
The first factor as to why you might be in administrative processing is that your case has some underlying legal complications.
Previous Case Example 1:
The law practice had a case where the client needed a specific waiver (an I-601 waiver).
The client was helped to apply for a waiver, and the law firm received approval for the waiver. But instead of issuing the visa to the client, they said, "Oh, no. We're going to put you into administrative processing." And it stayed there.
Immigration attorney Josh Goldstein finally resolved his case, but it took a lot of extra action. Often, when people are in the administrative process, there is an underlying problem that requires additional legal action.
Previous Case Example 2:
In another case, the client was a US citizen. She had petitioned for her parents. Vietnam is a communist country, and this case was in Vietnam, where her father had been in the communist party.
Practically everyone is in the communist party in Vietnam. My client's father wasn't a politician. He was just a businessman, and the communist party is something you join to get along in society.
It should have caused no problems whatsoever. Yet that case was stuck in administrative processing until Josh and his team got involved. They were able to challenge it and get the visa approved.
In summary, the number one reason your case might be in administrative proceedings is that there is some underlying issue or that the consulate thinks there's some issue.
Reason 2: Being Muslim Or From a Muslim Country
The second reason why your case may be in the administrative process -- and this is the most common one - is Muslim immigration challenges.
Sadly, if you're from Sudan, Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Lebanon, or any Muslim country, chances are high you'll get thrown into administrative proceedings. Now, if you're not Muslim and from France, it's way less likely.
This whole thing is maddening because it's religious profiling and discrimination based on where you're from. Why should Muslims be treated differently, or people from one country be treated better than others? It makes zero sense.
There's no excuse for discriminating against Muslims in the US visa system. It's not just wrong; it's against the law. The Constitution says no to discrimination based on where you're from, your ethnicity, or your race. It's outright unfair, and it really ticks off Josh.
That's why Josh and his crew are on a mission to help those stuck in administrative proceedings. It's just not right, and it goes against everything America stands for. It's plain unfair.
It's un-American, and we need to stand up and challenge it for the injustice that it is.
We Have a Solution
Joshua Goldstein passionately advocates challenging the administrative process and offers immigration lawyer solutions. Despite the unjust policy, there are ways to navigate and expedite the process with the help of Mandamus lawsuits. He encourages everyone stuck in administrative proceedings to reach out for assistance.
The administrative procedure's enigma revolves around legal complications or discriminatory profiling. While the situation may seem unfair and un-American, Joshua Goldstein and his team are committed to fighting this injustice.
If you're caught in the administrative process, delayed, or have questions, don't hesitate to tell us about your case. Let's challenge it together with legal assistance and strive for a fair and just immigration system.