Feds Slam Visa Holders' Bid To 'Leapfrog' Work Permit Line

By Grace Dixon (January 12, 2022, 12:08 PM EST) -- The federal government has urged a D.C. federal court to toss claims brought by 95 visa holders who have waited more than six months for their work permits, characterizing the suit as a bid to fuse unrelated claims in an attempt to jump the line.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security assailed the proposed class action lodged by visa holders allegedly left waiting up to 13 months for work authorization decisions, which seeks immediate adjudication for their applications as well as the reinstatement of a prior 90-day processing deadline.

The suit fails to acknowledge that the delays stem from pandemic-related closures...

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