IMMIGRATION SUCCESS STORIES

On June 14, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States to access to employment authorization sooner, providing them with stability and better equipping them to cooperate with and assist law enforcement investigations and prosecutions.

Through this new process, USCIS will issue employment authorization and grant deferred action to petitioners in the United States with pending U visa petitions that it determines are bona fide (made in good faith and without intention of deceit or fraud) and who merit a favorable exercise of discretion. To be considered bona fide, the petition must include a certification from law enforcement that the petitioner was a victim of a crime and that the victim has been, is being, or is likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of that crime.

 

The USCIS will deem a U visa petition bona fide if:

  • The principal petitioner properly filed Form I-918, including Form I-918B certified by the authority

  • The principal petitioner properly filed a personal statement from the petitioner describing the facts of the victimization; and

  • The result of the principal petitioner's biometrics has been received.

 

The USCIS will issue employment authorization and deferred action if, after conducting and reviewing background checks, the agency determines, in its discretion, that petitioners merit a favorable exercise of discretion and do not pose a risk to national security or public safety.

A federal lawsuit can force an administrative agency, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to take action on your long-delayed cases. What it can not do is to order the administrative agency to rule in any particular way on your specific cases. The lawsuit must be filed in U.S. District Court. Upon filing the lawsuit, the agency normally takes actions on your cases in 90-120 days upon filing the lawsuit. 

Our law firm intends to charge a reduced attorney fee of $1, 000 plus $60 admin fee per person for group litigation for a delayed U visa bona fide EAD cases, subject to the terms detailed in the legal service agreement.  If you meet the followings: 

  • ​Your I-765 U visa bona fide EAD case has been pending for more than 180 days with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; 

  • Your I-765 U visa bona fide EAC case meet the criteria of:

    • The principal petitioner properly filed Form I-918, including Form I-918B certified by the authority

    • The principal petitioner properly filed a personal statement from the petitioner describing the facts of the victimization; and

    • The result of the principal petitioner's biometrics has been received.

You may retain our service by clicking the above link for Group Litigation for Delayed U Visa EAD Cases