Problem Cases, Delayed Cases, and RFEs

No client enjoys submitting applications to the government, but it can be especially frustrating when a case becomes a problem. These are applications that are either not processed on the schedule we would expect or when the government issues overbroad requests for evidence ("RFEs") where the applicant is asked to provide more information than we believe the regulations require.

Goel & Anderson recognizes that every client wants, and deserves, a timely resolution to their petition. We take strong action when we feel the government is being unfair or discriminatory in some fashion. We present viable alternatives for resolving problem cases in as efficient and timely a fashion as possible whether through well-placed calls, “diplomatic” or consular channels, mandamus actions or litigation, when necessary.

Occasionally our clients are large employers who are experiencing ongoing problems in their relations with agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that affect many cases. Clients feel that there is a discriminatory pattern where they are asked for unusual and burdensome levels of evidence to support their petitions or their petitions are routinely denied. In the past, Goel & Anderson has arranged meetings with key, senior-level representatives to get to the heart of the problem. We objectively present our client’s concerns and illustrate inconsistencies in the agency’s handling of problem cases and suggest a blueprint for moving forward in good faith so that there is a fair level of documentation outlined that is acceptable to both our client and the USCIS. Whether the problem is experienced by a single individual or a large corporation, Goel & Anderson excels in resolving issues in a timely and effective manner.