Ga. Atty Drops H-1B Denial Suit After USCIS Reopens Petition

Law360 (August 26, 2020, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A Georgia lawyer fighting to hire a Polish legal assistant on an H-1B specialty occupation visa has dropped his lawsuit in federal court after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agreed to reopen his visa petition.

U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in Georgia's Southern District granted the request to dismiss the suit Tuesday, after attorney Samuel Oliver, who primarily represents individuals hit with traffic tickets and certain criminal charges, told the court that the immigration agency "has reopened and is reconsidering the petition."

Charles Kuck, a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association who is now representing Oliver's firm for...

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