USCIS, State Dept. Face Suit Over Visa Bulletin Revisions

By Allissa Wickham (September 29, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and several government officials were hit with a class action in Washington federal court Monday over "abrupt" changes to October's visa bulletin, which altered eligibility requirements for those wishing to obtain green cards. 

With plaintiffs claiming class members could number in the thousands, the suit comes just a few days after the State Department released a revised version of its October visa bulletin. In it, the department moved back cutoff dates for certain Chinese and Indian immigrants in the EB-2 category to apply for green cards. For applicants from India, the cutoff date...

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