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Green Card Applicants Sue to Access This Fiscal Year’s Visas (1)

July 7, 2022, 3:42 PMUpdated: July 7, 2022, 7:15 PM

A group of Indian and Chinese green card seekers is suing US Citizenship and Immigration Services over adjudication delays that they say put them at risk for losing out on accessing extra visas available this fiscal year.

The workers will suffer irreparable harm if the agency fails to make a decision on their visa applications by Sept. 30, according to the proposed class action filed Wednesday in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Thanks to a large number of unused family-based green cards last year, the agency legally can issue roughly 280,000 employment-based green cards—double the ...