Federal Court Litigation

Suing the government for you

The American dream can feel like a distant mirage when you’re navigating the complex and often unforgiving maze of immigration law. 

With a focus on federal court litigation, Lal Legal stands tall for both U.S. citizens and immigrants facing the toughest challenges: unfair detentions, wrongful denials, and the agonizing delays of the legal system. We have a proven track record of securing victories in some of the most complex immigration cases.

Our expertise covers a wide range of immigration concerns, including:

  • Naturalization: We file 1447(b) lawsuits to ensure that the government adjudicates your citizenship within a set time period.
  • Mandamus actions: We compel government officials to adjudicate your unreasonably delayed cases.
  • U.S. passport cases: We have sued the State Department to ensure that U.S. citizens are not wrongfully denied passports.
  • Appeals: When initial decisions are unfair, we challenge them head-on, seeking justice through the appellate process.
  • Habeas corpus petitions: We fight for the release of individuals unfairly detained by immigration authorities.

Successfully won a U.S. passport and settlement for U.S. citizen who was unlawfully denied a passport

Federal Court Litigation


House GOP Suffers Setback as Impeachment of Mayorkas Fails

In a dramatic turn of events, the House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, falling short by a single vote in a major blow to House Republicans. The articles of impeachment, centered on accusations of mismanagement of the US-Mexico border, were ultimately defeated 214-216, with four Republicans joining all Democrats in opposition.


USCIS Fee Increases Take Effect April 1, 2024

Get ready for a change in the immigration landscape! On April 1, 2024, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement significant fee increases for a variety of immigration and naturalization benefits. This change, announced in January 2024, aims to help USCIS recover its operating costs more fully and support timely processing of new applications.


Broken Promises at the Border: How Biden Is Abandoning Migrants

When President Biden ran for office, he promised a break from the cruel and restrictive immigration policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump. Yet, three years into his term and with re-election looming, a stark reality has set in: the dream of a humane and just immigration system seems to be fading faster than a desert mirage. Recent developments paint a disturbing picture of an administration seemingly backpedaling on its once-bold commitments, leaving countless migrants stranded in a morass of broken promises and unfulfilled hopes. Humanitarian changes to our immigration system continue to languish, with no hope of passage.


How Does A Government Shutdown Impact Your Immigration Case?

Overall, a government shutdown can have a significant impact on immigration, both for individuals and businesses. It is important to be aware of the potential consequences of a shutdown and to plan accordingly. If you are concerned about how a government shutdown may affect your individual immigration case, you should contact an immigration attorney for advice.


USCIS Updates CSPA Policy Protecting More Children From Aging Out

Under this new guidance, USCIS will now use the Dates for Filing chart to calculate an applicant’s age for CSPA purposes, which will provide applicants for adjustment of status more certainty about their eligibility to adjust status. If these derivative children are eligible to adjust status because of the change in policy and they have filed for adjustment of status, they will also be eligible to apply for employment and travel authorization based on their pending adjustment of status application.


USCIS Issues New Asylee Adjustment Filing Rules

Effective immediately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that both asylees and refugees must have been physically present in the United States for one year when the agency adjudicates their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, rather than at the time they file their adjustment of status application.