U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Immigration

In Kerry v. Din, the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the well-settled doctrine of consular non-reviewability. The Court’s decision will determine whether immigrant families and U.S. employers affected by the Department of State’s (DOS) decisions to deny a visa have the right to know the factual basis for the denial. Under the doctrine of non-reviewability, the DOS has claimed “complete discretion” over its decision to deny visas, which can lead to permanent family separation and the inability of employers to acquire foreign talent.The Court will hear oral arguments in February and is expected to issue a decision in June. We hope that the Court’s decision will require consulates to provide factual legitimate and bona fide reasons for visa denials. For additional information and updates on Kerry v. Din, click here.