Six-Month Delay in Visa Action Not Yet Unreasonable, Judge Says

Dec. 9, 2020, 4:38 PM

A group of Indian nationals can’t sue over the delayed adjudication of their petitions for immigrant investor visas before they’ve waited longer than the average processing time, a Texas federal judge ruled.

The plaintiffs, Aashish Chuttani, Suman Siddamreddy, and Bharat Uppalapati, asked the court to find that a six month wait to receive an approval or denial of their EB-5 visas from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services constituted an unreasonable delay under federal law.

But Judge Brantley Starr, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, disagreed, citing current agency processing time estimates of 30.5 ...

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