RN Law H4 EAD Litigation – Join Court Case for Fast Approval?

Join RN Law group H4 EAD lawsuit with $2800 fee. Approval in 13 to 60 days; better chance than expedite req. Biometric completion not mandatory.

  By Am22tech    Updated  19 Aug, 20

Update Aug 19, 2020: RN law group is restarting the H4 EAD litigation with next case expected to be filed on 18 Sep, 2020.

  • The cut off for this case to join and pay attorney fee of $2,800 is Sep 11, 2020.
  • This case will only accept H4 and H4 EAD cases. You can join irrespective of your Biometric completion status.
  • This means that L2 EAD cases are not accepted in this round.

How to Join RN Law H4 EAD Litigation?

As per the users who have already contacted the RN law group, their legal fee for this process is around $2,800 per person. Court costs will be split evenly among co-plaintiffs and would not exceed $600.

If you are interested in joining, you can set up a consultation with the RN law office to discuss your particular situation for an initial evaluation.

If you choose to join the litigation, their consultation fees can be credited to the legal fees for the court cases.

Should I join H4 EAD lawsuit
Should I join H4 EAD lawsuit

Conditions to Join

These conditions should be met to join the Reddy and Neumann’s H4 EAD litigation:

  1. Your H4 or L2 application (form i539) should have been pending for at least 30 calendar days after the USCIS receipt date.
  2. Primary H1B should have been approved. This can happen only if you filed H1B in premium. Regular H1B will not get approvals in 30 days anyway as per current trends.
  3. Earlier H4, L2 Biometric completion was required but after Aug 2020, they are accepting cases even if your biometric has not been completed.

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Can L2 EAD Join the RN Law Litigation?

As confirmed by employment-based US immigration attorney, Rahul reddy, you can join the H4 EAD litigation for your L2 EAD case.

USCIS allows filing for EAD renewal 180 days in advance of the current card’s expiry as there is no automatic extension or interim EAD available for H4 & L2 dependents.


How long it takes to get H4 EAD Approval after joining litigation?

You can expect your H4 EAD approval in 13 to 60 days after joining H4 EAD litigation.

Will my Green Card Application be Affected by H4 EAD Lawsuit?

Your Green card Application will not be affected by the H4 EAD lawsuit.

RN Law group has confirmed that it is under your rights to challenge USCIS in federal court if they are not able to finish processing within 30 days.

Should I Join Litigation for Fast H4 EAD approval?

My suggestion is to join the lawsuit if you are on the verge of losing your job in the next 1 month due to pending renewal at this time.

If your current H4EAD card’s expiry is about 3 months away, you can wait.

If you filed your H4 EAD extension application 180 days before the current card’s expiry, you should wait for the result.

If you are on the verge of losing a job in the next 20-30 days due to pending H4 EAD, then you can join the lawsuit with RN law.

Note that they also take their own time in preparing the case documents and may not file immediately on the day that you request to join.

Is Litigation a better option than filing H4 EAD Expedite Request?

We think that joining the H4 EAD lawsuit has better chances of fast approval than filing an EAD expedite request.

USCIS has been rejecting H4 EAD expedite requests without even asking for any documents to prove your situation.

Who Does the H4 EAD Litigation Target in Federal Court?

The H4 EAD litigation claims that there are unprecedented delays in H4 and H4 EAD processing even when they are filed with H1B in premium.

As per the defined government rules, USCIS should be able to give a decision on H4 applications within 30 days of filing.

Is H4 EAD approval confirmed within 60 days of joining Litigation?

The H4 EAD application response is confirmed within 60 days. The result could be approval or denial.

As communicated by Rahul Reddy and Emily Neumann in their video chats, once the lawsuit is filed, the government has 60 days to respond by either processing the I-539 or fighting the lawsuit.

Normally, USCIS does not want to deal with the hassle of the lawsuit and instead just settles down by approving the applications.

What Happens After Joining the H4 EAD Litigation?

The RN law group files the federal court case and then the summons is generated and sent to USCIS.

USCIS needs to respond to the summons within 60 days. Usually, USCIS opts to approve the case instead of arguing in the courtroom. Once USCIS approves your H4 and H4 EAD, RN law groups withdraw the litigation.

Does RN Law Group H4 EAD litigation Help People who Did not join it?

The litigation only helps people who joined it. USCIS only approves the applications that are part of the H4 EAD lawsuit to avoid answering them in front of a federal judge.

The H4 EAD applications of other people continue to be processed in the regular queue.

Does Litigation Challenge DHS H4 EAD Revocation?

The RN Law group’s EAD lawsuit does not challenge the DHS decision to terminate H4 EADs.

The case only questions the delays caused by USCIS in approving the work permits after H4 and L2 fingerprinting.

Is there a Way to get H4 EAD approval in Premium with H1B?

Many people have reported that they got their H4 EAD approved within premium 15 days when they upgraded H1B to premium after the Biometric completion.

Do I need to wait till USCIS normal processing time is over to join Litigation?

There is no need to wait until the USCIS normal processing time is over for your H4 application.

You can join H4 EAD litigation after 30 days of filing the H4 and H4 EAD application.

Why H4 EAD Litigation Is Useful?

The lawyers stress the fact that since all 3 applications for one H1B family present similar facts, there is the minimal effort required to work on H-4 and H-4 EAD applications along with H1B. These petitions have always been approved at the same time as the primary H-1B beneficiary’s extension.

  • The major addition to total processing time has been added by the new Biometric appointments which incidentally is not required by regulation or statute and was a creation of USCIS not supported by any rule of law.
  • Although USCIS stated that they would take steps to approve these H-4 and H-4 EAD applications faster after biometrics, there is no real case to prove it on the ground.
  • USCIS call center executives now advise that all premium H4 and H4 EAD cases are being processed in regular queues.

With H4 processing times of 5 to 8 months, H4 EAD can take up to a year if its own approval time of 3-5 months is added to the total at most USCIS service centers.

RN Law groups claim that USCIS actual processing time is quite low as per official data and hence, USCIS should be able to approve all cases within a reasonable time:

  1. USCIS average time spent on processing a Form I-539 (H4) is 24 minutes.
  2. The average time taken on Form I-765 (H4 EAD) is merely 12 minutes.

H-4 EAD workers are on the verge of losing their jobs, insurance, and driver’s licenses which can cause a significant strain on their personal finances as well as the American businesses that employ them.

As per law (8 U.S.C. § 1571), both the H-4 extension and the H-4 EAD are non-immigrant benefits that Congress expected the agency to complete within 30 days.


  By Am22tech  

Recent discussion on forum

  1. Anonymous200

    Has USCIS increased the time taken to approve the case even after court case is filed (from 10-15 to 60+days now) ? Has USCIS started to fight any case in court till date ?

  2. Anonymous200

    US attorney is using delay tactic and filing motion against the lawsuit. Currently, there are 4 different lawsuits (filed by RN law group) on which the US attorney has filed motion

  3. Anonymous200

    I filed litigation on November 8th batch . My case is still pending. Currently, 20 cases are pending. Also heard that there are pending cases on Oct 11 batch and Oct 25 batch. Any possibility that those pending cases not being approved through litigation? What happens if USCIS decide to fight the case?

  4. Anonymous200

    I have gone through the cases filed by law group, now USCIS are fighting back. please check docketing system yourself. When USCIS filing motions, law group is simply asking for extension. I have screenshots from the docketing system.

  5. Anonymous200

    Participated in 2nd lawsuit filed by RN lawgroup on July 5th.
    Here is timeline:

    H1B premium + H4 & H4 EAD extension at Nebraska center
    Filed date: April 3rd
    H1B approved: April 10th
    Biometric: April 23rd
    Lawsuit filed: July 5th
    H4 and EAD approved: August 1st

  6. anil_am22

    Thanks for sharing. We appreciate it.

  7. Anonymous200

    I got H4 EAD approval after my biometric appointment.
    Vermont center
    Filed date: May 16,2019
    Biometric appointment: June 13, 2019
    Approval date: July 16,2019

  8. anil_am22

    Thanks for sharing. We appreciate it.

  9. Anonymous200

    I probably asked in some other forum on the site, but asking here makes sense. So apologize if my situation/question is a repeat.
    My applications for h4 and H4 EAD are separate. Will joining the litigation be helpful for me?
    My expectation is through litigation my H4 (Apr 16, NSC) be approved at least and then I can wait on EAD (May29, Vermont)

    Any suggestions will be helpful for me to decide.
    Thank you

  10. Anonymous200

    One more question Anil. Does joining this litigation cause any problem while applying for H1B or while applying for H4 and H4EAD extensions in future?

  11. anil_am22

    No, there is no adverse effect on the people who join the lawsuit. USA is a free country and they do not retaliate if you challenge the government.

    You are safe.

  12. Am22Tech09

    Can anyone share their recent experiences with filing litigation?
    I filed for H4+H4 ead January 9th. My husband’s H1 got approved in April. Gave biometrics on 27th January.
    My H4 ead expired June 12th, still waiting. Requested expedite through Senate and also sent outside processing time request to USCIS. Both responses state:" H4 needs to be approved before".
    Considering whether to join this litigation effort.
    Any help appreciated. Thank you.

  13. Suresh_Kumar_Patel

    Both, you can email them directly and consult.

  14. Nikitha_Cs

    we filed for h4 visa and ead renewal on feb 22nd.I had a biometric appointment at sacramento ASC (California service center) on march 18th but was cancelled due to covid. I am still waiting for biometric appointment. Currently on leave of absence from job. Will I be benefited if I join RN Law H4EAD litigation?.

  15. anil_am22

    I think its better to wait for Biometric appointment letter.

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