Federal Court Litigation
The federal courts are useful in order to either seek review of a Department of Homeland Security action, inaction, or simple failure to act. Has the application or petition you filed with U.S. Citizenship or Immigration Services been pending for an exceptionally long time? You may be able to do something about it! In some cases, it may be appropriate to ask the federal courts to order the Immigration Service to issue a decision on your case.
In applications for naturalization, this can typically be done after 120 days have passed since you were interviewed on your application.
For other applications, the length of time you wait before filing a case varies. In addition, there are other considerations which may affect whether this type of lawsuit would be beneficial in your case. We encourage you to contact our offices to discuss whether it may be appropriate to file a lawsuit regarding your application or petition.