Any time you have to deal with government agencies, or work through any
issue of immigration law, the process can take a very, very long time.
Some cases can take months and months, and can turn into several years.
You may have done your part, filling and submitting all necessary paperwork,
paying all the fees. Yet the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
may still have failed to take the next steps in your case. The delay of
your application is more than inconvenient; it can be putting a hold on
If you have tried to get your case processed, and cannot, you might want
to look into writs of mandamus (civil lawsuits). This is particularly
true when you want to pursue
naturalization or adjustment of status. It already takes years to qualify for naturalization. With
adjustment of status, you have to change your status before your visa expires. If your adjustment
is taking too long, you may find yourself unlawfully present in the U.S.
A writ can force officials to move your case along. This lawsuit will
make a court order the USCIS to take definitive action. A writ cannot
guarantee the outcome of your case, but it can at least finally bring
your case to a resolution. You will definitely want to consult an attorney
before filing a writ. It may help you, but it can also speed up such processes
as a claim denial, and can even turn into removal hearings.
An experienced immigration attorney can help you with this important legal
action. At Robert Brown LLC, we have more than five decades of experience
in immigration law. We can help you determine if a writ is a viable option
in your case. If so, we can help you overcome unfair setbacks. Do not
add to this delay. Act now.
Contact a North Carolina immigration lawyer today!