AILA to Sue USCIS: The I-485 Fiasco Continues
Earlier this week I wrote about the screw-up that is fast becoming an unstoppable train wreck a.k.a the USCIS.
It is now almost certain that the American Immigration Lawyers Association will sue the USCIS. And rightly so !!
A national association of immigration lawyers said yesterday that it would bring a class-action lawsuit against the federal immigration agency for refusing to accept thousands of applications for work-based permanent visas from highly skilled immigrants who were encouraged by the government to apply. [link]
A lot of people have been left taking a sucker punch below the belt.
“Right from complete ecstasy, you go down to the depths of depression,” Dr. Bahrainwala said. “I have never been illegal a single day in this country.”
“Maybe I should have just crossed the Rio Grande,” he added.
Immigration lawyers said that the situation punished immigrants who were identified as highly desirable by the system and who have always gone by the book.
“They’ve played by the rules for years,” said Daryl Buffenstein, co-chairman of the global immigration practice at Paul Hastings, a law firm. “Now the government is not playing by the rules.” [link]
The highlighted line above sums it all up for me.