No, sorry, I meant to hire the attorney to prepare the Memorandum Requesting Adjudication under Nunc Pro Tunc. It is a legal theory used in any number of situations where government error caused a situation that would cause you harm, such as a denial. In this case the DSO is giving you a letter saying they made a mistake in refusing you the I-20 because of their misunderstanding of the law. Your theory is they misunderstood the law because USCIS did not send out comprehensive policy guidance of the new STEM regulations in a timely fashion.
That is the basis of your legal argument they you should be allowed to file the I-20 now for then (nunc pro tunc) because the extraordinary circumstances of this delay were beyond your control.
You need to set forth this legal argument that the theory of nunc pro tunc would apply to you in this case for a favorable waiver of filing within the 150 day period.
Lawyers are trained to set forth these types of arguments in memorandum form.
See this example of lawyers using nunc pro tunc and having USCIS turn back the clock.
So if you think about the amount of money you will loose by not having those additional months to work, it may be a wise financial investment to get a lawyer to write the Memorandum.
We are here to provide you general information. I have offered you a possible suggestion that could get you the additional time on your STEM. It is really your only option to try.
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