You had no idea it would take this long for USCIS to make a decision about your application. But the question is: how long is too long to wait to receive your green card or your oath ceremony to become a U.S. citizen? And what can you do about it to speed up the USCIS officer’s decision-making process?
Most aliens do not realize that a decision on your application for citizenship or for a green card could be delayed for months or even years by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if they do not take action against USCIS to help speed up the process.
Lengthy delays can be the result of something as simple as a paperwork error or as serious as a fraud investigation. Delays can also be caused by USCIS being overwhelmed by a high number of naturalization cases and adjustment-of-status cases. Regardless of the reason for the delay, you do not have to wait for months or years after your interview to get a decision in your case. You can take control by filing a federal lawsuit and helping to get your green card or citizenship application approved ASAP without having to wait much longer. Take control over your case!
The expert legal team at Nalbandian Law recently represented a client who had filed for a green card through his employer. Unfortunately, USCIS was suspicious about the case and hadn’t made a final decision on his case in over 10 years. Multiple attorneys had previously told our client that nothing could be done to speed up the process. Frustrated, our client had tried to find out the cause of the delay by making INFOPASS and telephone inquiries. He even contacted his congressman with no luck.
“When he came to our office a few months ago and became our client,” said Mr. Sassoun A. Nalbandian, lead attorney for immigration law firm, Nalbandian Law, “we filed a Mandamus Action/federal lawsuit against USCIS for unreasonable delay. Less than two months after we filed a lawsuit against USCIS on his behalf, our client received his green card and was extremely grateful to us. He regretted having waited many years before coming to us to file the lawsuit!”
The three types of federal lawsuits are:
In over 95% of Nalbandian Law’s cases, USCIS has reconsidered and reversed its prior unjust decision and has approved our client’s green card or citizenship application just a few weeks after we had filed the APA action on his/her behalf in U.S. District Court.
Nalbandian Law has represented hundreds of clients whereby USCIS had made a decision that was contrary to the law or had unreasonably delayed cases for months or years. Our clients’ prior attorneys unfortunately did not know or did not advise our clients about the federal lawsuit options discussed above. After our immigration experts filed the federal lawsuits—the cases were immediately reconsidered and settled in our clients’ favor over 95% of the time without even having to see a federal judge. We are very proud of our near perfect success rate with Mandamus Action/Petition for Naturalization/APA Action lawsuits.
Though not every case is suitable for a Mandamus action, most are suitable if they have been unreasonably delayed by USCIS. That’s why it is important to call Nalbandian Law at (818) 244-0310 or contact us online for an expert consultation with lead attorney and immigration expert Sassoun A. Nalbandian. He will review your situation carefully and evaluate if a federal lawsuit is the best action to take. If you have a case that can be won, Nalbandian Law will represent you. We will steer you on the right path and always advise you based of the best option for you.
*Approval rates do not guarantee future approval of your petition. No attorney can ethically guarantee any outcome. Always consult with a licensed, competent immigration attorney such as the experienced immigration attorneys at Nalbandian Law before filing your case.
Mr. Nalbandian was the lawyer who handled my wife's Green card case. Thanks to him everything went well and at very timely manner. I would recommend him with most confidence.- Jose Garcia, CA