08 Civ 10094

Background:  Gorovets v. Chertoff was filed in 2008 challenging the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services’ (“USCIS”) policy of automatically denying green card applications submitted by husbands and wives of American citizens married for less than two years at the time their spouses died, solely because their citizen spouse died before USCIS processed the applications, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Federal legislation, passed in part in response to cases like this across the country, resolved the problem.  As a result, the case was voluntarily withdrawn.

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