In this lawsuit, we will represent individuals who have filed a Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility with United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) prior to October 1, 2022, for individuals currently outside the United States using Consular Processing. USCIS’s Nebraska Service Center, the office responsible for adjudicating applications for a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility, is failing to work on these applications in a timely manner. The Nebraska Service Center is currently averaging 27.5 months to complete 80% of the waiver applications, meaning 20% are taking even longer.
The failure to adjudicate I-601 waiver applications in a timely manner means thousands of people are being unnecessarily delayed from consular processing. Most are suffering due to separation from their family members.
Federal agencies must act reasonably with due regard to the necessity and convenience of the interested party. We seek an order compelling USCIS to immediately adjudicate our plaintiffs’ applications. Hopefully, our lawsuit will cause USCIS to change their policies and procedures to ensure that processing times return to the realm of reason.
If you would like to join the lawsuit, please do all the following:
Step 1: Review the FAQ to confirm that you qualify to participate and that you understand what the case is about and how the plaintiff fee works.
Step 2: Complete our engagement letter and declaration generator app. This will create an engagement letter (contract) for you to review and sign and will automatically send a copy to our team and to you. It will also tell us how USCIS’ delayed processing has harmed you.
Step 3: Pay your fee here. We are charging $2,500 per applicant to participate in the case. The fee is a one-time charge, and we will not be billing for additional expenses and legal fees. The fee is due at the outset. If you have questions about payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have completed all the above steps, you have signed up!
You’ll receive an automatic email confirmation when we’ve received your engagement letter and declaration. This, and your payment confirmation email, means that you are in our database and will be included in our lawsuit. If any information or documents are missing, we will contact you before filing the case. Otherwise, we’ll be in touch with all plaintiffs when we have filed the lawsuit with the court.
In the meantime, please do not contact our team asking for further confirmation that we have received your materials; this slows us down when we’re doing our best to prepare our filing quickly.
If you have any legal or non-financial questions related to this case, please click here to contact us via our online form. Please select ‘I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Litigation – Plaintiff Onboarding’ in the drop-down.