Tired Of Waiting For The USCIS? Think Mandamus!
What’s the most common complaint of people who have applied for immigration benefits? And for those who have been interviewed by the USCIS?
Back in the 60s, a British Rock Group had a major hit with a song that began:
So tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for you!
<b><span style="color: red;">Petition for a Writ of Mandamus</span></b>If you have applied for asylum, a green card or US citizenship, and all you have got from the USCIS is a receipt and maybe a biometrics appointment, and you have waited way more than what the USCIS has stated on their website is the average waiting time, wait no more!
The same applies if you have been interviewed and it is now months later, and you have yet to receive a decision.
You can have an immigration lawyer file a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus in Federal Court to force the USCIS make a decision in your pending case.
The Federal Judge can not tell the USCIS whether they should approve or deny your case but the Judge can order the USCIS to make a decision on your pending application and to do it quickly.
In fact, it has been our experience over the past 30+ years that just filing a Mandamus action in Federal Court usually prompts the USCIS to grant our request way before the matter even comes before the Judge.
Of course, we only bring Mandamus actions when our client has a good case and in almost all of the actions that we have filed, our clients have received a positive response from the USCIS.
This year, we filed a Mandamus action in Sacramento and received a long delayed adjustment of status interview. Our client is now a lawful permanent resident. Earlier, we filed a Mandamus action in San Francisco which prompted the USCIS to our client*s asylum application.
Of course, going to Federal Court is certainly not the least expensive way to solve your case, but if you are so tired, tired of waiting, Mandamus may be your best bet!