Boston Writ Of Mandamus (Immigration Delay) Lawyer
If you have been waiting and waiting and your immigration case is still languishing without a decision, call our immigration attorneys today. We specialize in mandamus lawsuits. We can review your immigration case to determine if a mandamus lawsuit is a recommended step to resolve the delay of your citizenship (N-400), green card (I-485) or other immigration applications.
Anyone who files an immigration application has a legal right to a yes-or-no decision. We understand that if your immigration or citizenship application is stuck in the system, the delay can have a terrible impact on your life. To put an end to a never-ending delay, call our Boston writ of mandamus lawyers today to set up a consultation with a member of our team.
Reasons for an Application Delay
Whether it’s a green card (I-485, Application for Adjustment of Status) a citizenship application (N-400, Application for Naturalization) or another type of application, your immigration case could be delayed for many reasons. Most big delays are related to delayed FBI “name check” or security checks. Or your application may be stuck in the immigration system because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not consolidated part of your immigration file. There may seem to be no explanation at all for your delay–maybe you had your green card or naturalization interview and just never received a decision. Many people have been told nothing more than that their case is “pending” or “under review” or “in investigations.” The first step in our case review is to determine definitively and precisely why your immigration application is delayed. In one case handled by our team, an inquiry determined that USCIS had simply lost the applicant's file! A lawyer in Boston could determine if you have a valid reason to file a writ of mandamus.
Delays Related to the FBI Name Check
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In most cases, you are in no way responsible for initiating a delay. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the post-9/11 security policies have worsened such delays based on profiling of applicants’ names and countries of origin, particularly those coming from Morocco, Algeria, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and the Middle East.
Regardless, your delay most likely does not reflect personally on you, but rather is a result of a flawed immigration system where a background check or FBI “name check” can be used as an excuse to delay your immigration case for years and years. These sorts of unreasonable delays can only be resolved with proper legal intervention. Each year, our Boston attorney have been successful in resolving hundreds of applications through a writ of mandamus even after nothing else works.
How Can a Boston Writ of Mandamus Attorney Help
The Goldstein Immigration Lawyers can resolve the delay in your case by filing a writ of mandamus action in federal court to compel USCIS to take action on your delayed application.
USCIS can approve or deny your immigration application. But the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) imposes upon USCIS a clear legal duty to make a final decision within a reasonable time. USCIS has a mandatory legal duty to make a decision on all immigration applications including the N-400, Application for Naturalization, and the I-485, Application for a green card, and more. U.S. District Court judges have held that courts have jurisdiction to compel USCIS to make a decision on immigration applications that have been unreasonably delayed. For help with resolving your application delay, answer a few questions below and schedule your free case evaluation.