“Nunc pro tunc” Equitable Remedy for Nonimmigrant Petitions

“Nunc pro tunc” is a Latin expression which means “now for then”. In immigration law, the expression refers to the equitable remedy for noncitizens who are beneficiaries of nonimmigrant petitions (such as L-1, H-1, R-1, O-1 etc.)[1] A similar provision is available for noncitizens to whom the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) applies and who failed to pursue their permanent residence within one-year of visa availability.