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Immigration Law

Court: State Department's Diversity Visa Procedures Illegal

Filazapovich et al. v. Dept. of State

"For the foregoing reasons, the court (1) grants the Goh Plaintiffs summary judgment on
their claims that the No-Visa Policy is contrary to law and Defendants unreasonably delayed their
visa applications; (2) denies the Goh Defendants’ motion for summary judgment except as to
Plaintiffs who have already received their diversity visas; (3) denies the Filazapovich Plaintiffs’
motion for a preliminary injunction; and (4) grants the Goodluck Plaintiffs’ motion for a
preliminary injunction because they are likely to succeed on their claims that the No-Visa Policy
is contrary to law, that Defendants unreasonably delayed and unlawfully withheld adjudication of
their DV-2021 applications, and that Defendants’ prioritization policy is arbitrary and capricious
as applied to diversity visa applicants.
The court orders as follows:...."