FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN AS A NAMED DV2021 PLAINTIFF?
Any DV2021 selectee is eligible to join as a named plaintiff.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAWSUIT?
The goal of the litigation is to assure that our named plaintiffs have their immigrant visa interviews scheduled and their applications processed in accordance with the INA.
HOW DO I JOIN AS A NAMED PLAINTIFF?
Submit the Eligibility Questionnaire. We will let you know by email if you are eligible and, if so, send further instructions on completing the required steps: 1) uploading documents; 2) signing a contract of representation; and 3) paying the legal fees.
IF I AM A NAMED PLAINTIFF ELIGIBLE FOR A 212(F) WAIVER, WILL THE LAW FIRM MAKE THE REQUEST ON MY BEHALF?
Yes. The law firm will make the NIE/humanitarian waiver request to the eligible plaintiff's home consulate and/or DHS in order to overcome the entry prohibitions under PP 9984, 9992, 9993, 9994, 9998, 10014, and 10052 where applicable.
WHAT ARE THE LEGAL FEES?
The initial fee for a single plaintiff is $700, with an additional $300 due prior to the scheduled interview. For families the initial fee is $1000, with an additional $500 due prior the scheduled interview.
The initial fee is considered earned on payment and is not refundable. The second payment is due only upon the successful scheduling of the plaintiff's immigrant visa interview.
DOES THE EXTENSION OF PP 10014 AFFECT DV2021 SELECTEES?
Yes, unfortunately. The extension will cause further delays in the administration of the DV2021 program: the longer the proclamation is in effect, the larger the backlog. Do whatever you can to get to the front of the queue.
HOW WILL NAMED PLAINTIFFS BE KEPT APPRISED OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE?
Named plaintiffs will have their own members-only portal on this website where we will provide regular updates, share legal documents, and hold scheduled chats. We will also hold zoom calls where named plaintiffs will receive updates and be able to ask questions of the lead counsel.
DO YOU GUARANTEE SUCCESS?
No. There is no such thing as a guaranteed outcome in any litigation. We believe we have strong legal grounds for the claims; for this reason we have committed to filing an appeal at no additional cost in the event that the lower court's decision is unfavorable.
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