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Immigration Law

Immigrant Visa Ban Lawsuit Filed: Gomez v. Trump

Justice Action Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Innovation Law Lab, May 28, 2020

"Today, litigators from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Justice Action Center (JAC), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support from Mayer Brown LLP, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents petitioning for their children and derivative relatives to join them in the United States. The lawsuit, Gomez et al v. Trump et al, requests the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to protect these families from the harm caused by President Trump’s immigrant visa ban, which, as a threshold matter, will force many children to backtrack years, even decades, in their visa application process if they “age out” of their current visa categories — that is, they turn 21 and lose their ability to immediately immigrate to the United States — while the ban is in place."