Characteristics of a Writ of Mandamus
- A Writ of Mandamus is a court order from a higher court to a lower court or other government body ordering it to do something that the law requires.
- In the context of immigration, this typically refers to a lawsuit brought against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) seeking to compel the agency to act on a specific case.
- This kind of lawsuit should be seen only as a very last resort after every other avenue has been fully explored. Although a Writ of Mandamus may compel the USCIS to expedite the processing of applications which have been delayed for some reason, they cannot compel USCIS to rule favorably for the petitioner.
If your pending visa application has taken longer than the projected time period and you are contemplating filing a lawsuit, contact our offices today for a free consultation. We will assist you by making the necessary inquiries at USCIS and ensuring that all documentation is prepared in a fashion that can be used as evidence in a lawsuit.
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