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Which US court handles immigration cases?

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Filed: Country: Russia
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I'm US citizen. Both of my parents papers are held in ' a process' in the US consulate in Moscow, Russia for more then 6 years.

Which US court handles immigration cases? District Court, Washington DC???

My parents are aging and want to be closer to the grandchildren.

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US Courts do not "handle" immigration procedures for aliens intending to come to the US.

You'll need to provide more details...there's people on here that can help you to understand the process.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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What kind of process? Do you mean AP (Administrative Processing, ie security checks)? Even then, 6 years is extremely long. As mentioned, no court can help you, but have you contacted your elected representatives for help?

Or did they previously overstay and have a ban?


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Filed: Country: Russia
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Yes, we did contact an elective representative office in our area The Congresswoman's office send their inquires 3 times . All we heard is – an Administrative process.

I'm aware of the security checks that were done a few years ago. My father used to work as a government official in the former Soviet Union and had an access to all kinds of information.. but that more of a Russia concern??

We hired a local council to help us with the consulate matters. His help was limited to the same info we already had.

So I'm pretty much at the dead end. Feels like they just put the papers to a dusty archive

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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If your father was govt employee with high security clearance, might slow down the process and they would want to check his complete background.

As previously mentioned none of the US court handle intended immigration cases as they fall outside their jurisdiction.

Only option is follow up with the consulate and if they can provide you some details or your local congressman - seems you have approched the local congressman and he had requested 3 times but that has not made the case move would suggest there is something that local consulate has or knows for which even the congressman is not able to challenge them for.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Actually, federal courts get involved in immigration cases all the time. It's just not a routine matter for them to get involved. Someone actually has to sue the government agency in order for the courts to get involved. In this case, the petitioner could file a suit against the Department of State. Since the case is in AP the likely outcome is that a lawsuit would force the consulate to issue a decision rather than go to court. If the decision is "no" then you're screwed - federal courts have determined repeatedly that a consular officer's decision is not subject to review or appeal.


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