Litigation may not be a good remedy in adjustment of status delay or I-140 delay cases or other matters where USCIS is permitted to exercise discretion.  For an assessment of your case, please feel free to consult us. However, generally an immigration applicant may be able to seek judicial remedy to expedite his or her long pending application/petition with the USCIS by way of filing a Writ of Mandamus.

Immigration Law : 

Writ of Mandamus against delay

I am currently pending I-485 (EB3, skilled worker employment based, priority date Oct 2008) since April 2014. I submitted inquiries through congressman, they received a letter that my case is on hold indefinitely. Do you recommend filing Writ of Mandamus or would that cause a denial? What other actions can I take, I've submitted a case through the Ombudsman and met with a USCIS officer through Infopass appointment (who told me nothing). No RFEs have been issued for this case, I-140 was approved and fingerprinting done (twice, since first set expired).

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.

FAQ Transcript:

Writ is simply order of the court or a formal order.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on

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