A group of green card seekers from India filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on September 15, 2022, in Datta v. Jaddou, asking a U.S. district court in the state of Washington to end a federal policy that pushes their applications into a “legal limbo.” 

They argue that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ and the Department of State’s requirement that a visa must be available at both the time of filing and of approval of the application is wrong. Brad Banias, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said, “If there is a visa available at the time they filed for adjustment of status, that’s all that matters.”

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