Case Conclusion Date: September 28, 2012
Practice Area: Immigration
Outcome: Diversity Visas Ultimately Granted by USCIS over DOS objections
Description: Diversity visa green card applications by client & family ultimately approved by the USCIS San Diego District Office, after being first denied by U.S. consulate in Vienna,due to (erroneous) finding that client did not meet the statutory educational requirements. Continued pleading merits of the case with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), while at the same time having prepared a Mandamus Action to be filed against USCIS & DOS in Federal District Court. USCIS ultimately agreed to grant based on the merits.