I filled my application for N400 January first 2018. Got my interview notice on December 2018. i was unable to attend the interview i had booked already flight in advance to go to overseas for emergency trip. my interview de-scheduled on January 3rd 2019. I received letter of my interview has been de-scheduled i havent heard a word or any notice from uscis since then. I want to hire attorney to help me out filing lawsuit against uscis. is it possible for filing lawsuit for this delay long time ?
"I want to hire attorney to help me out filing lawsuit against uscis." You can certainly pay an attorney to file a lawsuit. However, your lawsuit will not get any good result for you. In the Seattle area, USCIS does not have to get the application done in any time frame.
While the law does provide that USCIS needs to provide a decision within some number of days after some events (as specified in the statute), that decision does not need to be favorable to the applicant. In some parts of the US, the appellate courts do enforce that statute that a decision must be done within the statutory period. Seattle is not one of those parts in which an applicant will succeed in asking the court to order USCIS to reach a decision.
Your situation shows why it is a very bad idea to reschedule any appointment with USCIS. When rescheduled, the application goes to the back of the queue and may not come back up for a long time.
Have you contact the national number for USCIS to ask for a status update?
You can use this time to review the specific facts with your attorney to check whether your application has any potential problem that may lead to a denial.
Unfortunately, a 1-year delay in Seattle is not unusual.
Further, I agree with my colleague ... sure, you can sue .. .but it won't help you.
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