Bloomberg Law
Aug. 8, 2019, 10:24 AM

Fed Up With Immigration Backlog, Lawyers Head to the Courts

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Attorneys are turning to the courts to unclog a massive immigration application backlog that’s resulted in processing delays lasting up to seven years in some instances.

“It’s really reaching crisis proportions,” said H. Ronald Klasko of Klasko Immigration Law Partners in Philadelphia.

“Not only has the government increased the processing times substantially,” he said, it’s also “cut off lines of communication” so that resolving delays quickly and less formally is no longer possible.

Attorneys are hoping to capitalize on the relative success of a campaign launched last year to litigate denials of employment visa petitions. At the same time, they ...

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