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Suing Government is Best Choice to Finish Case

Suing Government is Best Choice to Finish Case

What have I learned suing the federal government over 300 times for immigration delays?

We are talking about one of our favorite subjects here, suing USCIS, suing the State Department, suing the National Visa Center, suing Homeland Security.

Sue them all, let God sort it out.

We’ve now sued them over 300 times, and we’ve sued them about 90 times here this past year.

And we are really getting a lot of good movement on cases.

These are cases that are stalled either at the US embassy or consulate abroad, or here in the United States at a service center or a local field office.

These are some of the things that I’ve learned in suing them so many times.

Number one is, when I first started filing suit, I was worried that the government would punish my clients for having the temerity, the nerve, the gall to sue them in federal court.

And in fact, that hasn’t been the case at all.

The federal government is used to being sued.

They’re used to people coming to ask them for benefits to which they’re entitled.

And under the past president, I think he spent so much time in his life in court, that the government has really taken an approach that if you want something you’re going to have to sue us and you’re going to have to get a judge to say that we have to give it to you.

So they don’t take it personally.

They don’t look at it like you’re trying to get them fired or take their job or take money out of their pocket.

They just understand that it’s part of the process.

That it’s one last tool in the toolbox of an immigration lawyer who knows what they’re doing to be able to sue them in federal court.

And typically, in most cases, not all cases certainly, there’s some that they’re fighting us on, specifically the Muslim travel ban cases.

But for the most part, they don’t fight us on these.

They just pull the case off a pile and they get working on it and the case gets moving.

So one big thing that changed in my thinking was that they I thought that they were going to punish us, but they don’t.

They just treat it like another case that simply needs to get completed.

Another thing that we’ve learned in going over these lawsuits is that people too long.

People wait far too long to file their lawsuit.

And I think that any judge or court is going to think that if you’ve been waiting for more than a year, that that is unreasonable.

And we have had very few cases, where the government has come back and said, “Hey, Mr. And Mrs plaintiff, you haven’t waited long enough.”

So I think that people wait too long to file a suit.

And it’s interesting, as we’re getting more and more of these consultations on these cases, I’ll put in my notes when I speak with someone and then I’ll see them come back five or six months later, of course.

My first overseas visa lady waited two years between the first time she met me, and when she filed a lawsuit, and her husband was in my office just 60 days after he filed suit. So the lawsuits work, and I don’t think you really gain much by waiting longer.

And then the third thing and final thing that I want to share with you that I’ve learned is that all these other things that people are doing, all this banging their head on the wall, calling their US Senator, calling their US representative, calling the ombudsman, bothering the National Visa Center, emailing the embassy, none of those things work.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned having sued them 300 times, it’s that the only thing that does work is when you actually pay that $400 filing fee, when you file that lawsuit, and when you serve the defendants.

Because when you serve the defendants, they know you’re real.

They know it’s legit.

It’s not just some empty threat from an empty suit that they’re not going to have to worry about.

And in fact, they’re so busy right now even with the lawsuit cases, that they’re not going to pay attention until you actually go ahead and sue them.

So these are three tips, these are the three things we’ve learned.

I hope you found it helpful. If you did, please be sure to give us a call 314-961-8200.

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