A prominent immigration law firm, Siskind Susser, has filed a class action lawsuit against USCIS and the Department of State over the revised Visa Bulletin that was published last week. This Bulletin superseded the one earlier in the month (see http://www.martinvisalawyer.com/blog/major-changes-to-visa-bulletin-and-earlier-filing-of-adjustment-of-status-now-possible).
The new Bulletin angered many foreign nationals and lawyers, because it pushed back the filing dates for many categories. Foreign nationals who had diligently gathered documents and paid for expensive medical exams, expecting to be able to file their cases on October 1, were effectively told that they had wasted their money, because their cases couldn't be filed after all.
The lawsuit is "...seeking to force the State Department to scrap the second version of the Visa Bulletin and revert back to the original from September 9th." The lawsuit named various plaintiffs and the sacrifices they made in order to file on the expected date of October 1.
Say tuned for more information on this topic as it unfolds.
Siskind Susser website update
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.