KATHMANDU: Thousands of DV awardees have sued the Biden administration for neglecting to provide visas.
A lawsuit has been launched against the Biden administration on behalf of 24,089 DV winners in fiscal year 2021, according to lawyer Curtis Morrison.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US will not grant visas to foreigners soon, therefore the probability of 2021 DV winners visiting the US is nearly nil.
The DV winner must obtain visas by September. However, a case has been filed in order to obtain the visas, as there are less than four months remaining.
The case was filed on behalf of 142 DV winners from throughout the world. The winners of the 2021 Nepali DV are also concerned because the US Embassy in Kathmandu is not giving visas.
They have submitted letters to the US Department of State and the US Embassy pleading with them to begin the interview process in accordance with health guidelines. Despite winning the DV lottery in fiscal year 2021, 3,801 Nepalis have yet to obtain a visa.
Excited to announce we have filed complaint for our 24,089 #GoodluckvBiden plaintiffs in the District Court for District of Columbia (case #1:21-cv-01530). So grateful to our amazing team that made this possible. We will release more information tomorrow. #DV2021 pic.twitter.com/4dBKLlXMlt
— Curtis Morrison (@curtisatlaw) June 7, 2021
However, as a result of the prohibitory orders issued in Kathmandu, the US Embassy has canceled all visa appointments. Although the 2021 DV winners have not yet been determined, the Embassy has urged that the DS-260 form be completed as soon as possible.