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USCIS mistakenly withdrew my I-140 petition. How do I correct the mistake?


QUESTION- My I-140 was approved in 2006 and still working with sponsoring company.

Now my attorney got withdrawal/termination decision on my I-140, saying that my company requested the withdrawal of my I-140. My company or my attorney never send withdrawal letter for my I-140. However, my company sent withdrawal letters for some 12 other cases.

Could you please suggest how to correct USCIS mistake? Do we have to file Motion to Re-Open on my I-140?


ANSWER- Your attorney should file a Motion to Reopen, and include affidavits from them and from the signatory of the I-140 attesting to the fact that they did not send in a request to pull the I-140.

While it may be that USCIS might reopen on their own motion based on the letter from your attorney, you only have 33 days to file a MTR. If USCIS does not reopen on their own motion and you do not file a MTR within 33 days, then you have lost the chance to file a MTR, and have no authority to appeal the Services decision not to reopen on their own motion.

So you definitely want to file a MTR. It is worth the filing fee.

Of course , before you file a MTR and pay the filing fees, you want to make sure that you company didn’t accidentally send in a letter requesting your I-140 be withdrawn along with the other 12. It would have been an easy mistake to have made. If that is the case, I would say it is unlikely that USCIS would reopen.

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One comment on “USCIS mistakenly withdrew my I-140 petition. How do I correct the mistake?

  1. Laskar
    December 26, 2012

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Ari Sauer

Ari Sauer is an immigration law attorney with the Memphis office of the Siskind Susser law firm. Ari answers questions on US immigration law submitted by readers. Email Ari Sauer to submit a question. immigrationanswerman@gmail.com

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