Allies Tell DC Circ. Green Card Delays Threaten Safety 1 Allies Tell DC Circ. Green Card Delays Threaten Safety

Allies Tell DC Circ. Green Card Delays Threaten Safety

By Rae Ann Varona (August 23, 2022, 6:34 PM EDT) — Afghan and Iraqi allies suing the federal government over delays with their green card applications told the D.C. Circuit that a lower court’s refusal to impose a deadline to address the delays endangers their lives given the deteriorating security conditions in their homelands.

A month after the circuit court refused to summarily reverse the lower court’s order on the grounds that the merits of the allies’ argument were unclear, the class of allies fought back against the government’s argument that the order was not an appealable injunction but a procedural order “related only to the further progress of the litigation.”…