IRLI Brief Explains Why USCIS Can Deny Complaints from Immigrants Who Didn’t Get Visas

gavelOn April 7, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) requested amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefing on the issue of whether the beneficiaries of certain immigrant visa petitions have standing to participate in the administrative adjudication process. The standing doctrine requires any person who wishes to participate in a lawsuit to show that they have suffered a personal injury fairly traceable to the other party’s allegedly unlawful conduct and that a decision by the court will likely cure that harm. IRLI complied with AAO’s request and filed a brief on May 22, 2015. Read more about the brief filed at IRLI’s blog here.


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Founded in 1987, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest legal education and advocacy law firm.

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