Court grants dismissal of case vs USCIS over processing delay


The U.S. District Court for the NMI has granted the stipulated, or agreed upon, dismissal of the case filed by two men against U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services for its delay in deciding on their green card applications.

Last March 1, James P. Eagan and Simei P. Eagan, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, by and through its counsel, filed a stipulation to dismiss the case with prejudice. With prejudice means the case cannot be filed again.

The parties did not indicate why they agreed to dismiss the case.

In her order yesterday, Chief Judge Ramon Manglona stated that because the stipulation is signed by all parties and clearly indicates dismissal with prejudice, this case is accordingly dismissed with prejudice.

Following her order, Manglona directed the clerk to close this case.

James and Simei Eagan filed a civil lawsuit against USCIS for allegedly not making any decision on the U.S. permanent residency applications that they submitted back in 2019.

The two, who filed their complaint without a lawyer, initially asked the court to issue an order compelling USCIS to act and issue a ruling in their case.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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