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Does your Asylum Case Qualify for Writ of Mandamus?

By October 27, 2022May 30th, 2024No Comments

Transcript: Does your asylum case qualify for writ of mandamus?

Hi, everyone. I’m attorney Hashim Jeelani, principal of Jeelani Law Firm. Over the last 10 years, Jeelani Law Firm has filed hundreds of mandamus lawsuits in federal district courts throughout the United States.

If you haven’t seen our video on what is a writ of mandamus, watch that next. How can a writ of mandamus help my asylum case? If you’re watching this video, then likely your asylum case has had no movement and it has been months or years since you filed your case or had an interview. It may also be the case that you or your attorney have made numerous inquiries, called USCIS, and maybe even tried to get your congressman’s office to try to help. All of these actions have likely resulted with nothing but generic responses from USCIS. But the case is still pending. This is where our firm steps in and files a lawsuit in federal district court against USCIS for unreasonably delaying your case. This is commonly referred to as a writ of mandamus.

How can writ of mandamus help? By filing a writ of mandamus, you are asking a federal court judge to issue an order requiring the immigration agency to do their job. If such an order is issued, this is not something that the agency can just ignore. They must take the required action. How long does a writ of mandamus take? Of course, every case is different in some respects. However, once the lawsuit is filed and the government’s attorney is served with the lawsuit, they have 60 days to file an answer. Sometimes the government agency will start moving on the case within the first 60 days after being served. Other times the case may take a little longer. The vast majority of our delay litigation cases at Jeelani Law Firm will resolve within 90 to 180 days. For more detailed information on the writ of mandamus process check out our other videos in the video library.

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Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is regarded as one of the top immigration law firms in the industry. We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions. Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA. Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time. Contact our office and we will take care of the rest.