Lawsuit filed against USCIS waiver delays
Recently, a group of immigrants filed a federal class action lawsuit against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (reference : AILA) in Seattle for processing delays in unlawful presence waivers – I-601A waivers. These waivers are an essential component of the pathway to becoming a permanent resident for many immigrants.
According to the lawsuit, USCIS is taking over 31 months to process these applications, up from 4.5 months in fiscal year 2018. This increase in processing time is causing significant hardship for immigrants who need to apply for the I-601A waiver as part of their application for lawful permanent residency. The lawsuit is asking for a return to a six-month processing time to alleviate the burden on these individuals.
It's worth noting that USCIS is responsible for adjudicating various immigration-related applications, including but not limited to, green card applications, work visas, and asylum petitions. Unfortunately, USCIS has been plagued with severe processing delays in recent years, causing significant hardship and frustration for immigrants across the country.
As a result, it's essential to have experienced immigration attorneys who can help navigate the complex immigration system and advocate for their clients' rights. If you or someone you know is experiencing issues with USCIS processing delays, it's important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
The lawsuit filed by immigrants against USCIS for processing delays in the I-601A waiver is a significant development in the immigration landscape. USCIS's processing delays have caused immense hardship for countless immigrants, and it's essential to have experienced immigration attorneys who can advocate for their clients' rights in this challenging environment.Law office of John Rottier has been helping its many clients who are in similar situation, contact our office for free consult to explore your options.