More and more often these days, it seems like USCIS is delaying the adjudication of certain petitions. While these delays can be frustrating, they are part of the process, due to the large volume of applications the USCIS receives. However, if your application goes beyond a certain point, you may be able to sue the government in order to force adjudication of your application. This is called a Writ of Mandamus. You will need to be able to show that you have tried everything else you can to request that they adjudicate your case, and they still did not do it. These Writs are a last resort, and it is important to consult with your attorney to see if you are even able to file one. But, they are a light at the end of the tunnel, and provide some hope to people who have been waiting on their petitions for years.