USCIS Can’t Deny Visa Over ’90 Child Rape Charge, Suit Says

Law360, New York (December 7, 2015, 9:12 PM ET) — A couple urged a Colorado federal court Friday to reverse a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decision denying the wife’s I-130 immigrant visa petition because of the husband’s 1990 child rape conviction, saying the agency abused its discretion.

The couple, U.S. citizen Randy Dean Swensen and Polish citizen Izabela Bozena Meducka, filed a complaint in Colorado federal court alleging that USCIS violated their rights under the Administrative Procedures Act and the Fifth and Eighth Amendments when it denied Meducka’s visa petition in September for classification as…

Source: Law360