Immigration Law

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EB-5 Victory at CADC: Zhang v. USCIS
Posted on 27 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zhang v. USCIS "Certain visas are available to prospective immigrants who invest capital in the United States. A longstanding regulation, promulgated in 1991, defines the required capital to include cash or indebtedness secured by the immigrant’s... Read More

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Massive APA Victory at CA11 for Ira Kurzban!
Posted on 9 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Canal A Media v. USCIS "Plaintiffs Canal A Media Holding, LLC (“Canal A Media”) and Erick Archila appeal the District Court’s dismissal of their amended complaint for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. They seek to challenge... Read More

EB-5 Victory: Zhang v. USCIS
Posted on 5 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zhang v. USCIS - "[T]he essential issue is whether lawfully-obtained, loan proceeds invested in the enterprise as cash are properly characterized as “cash” or as “indebtedness” pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 204.6(e). Because... Read More

AAO Overturns Termination of EB-5 Regional Center: Matter of P.A.S., LLC, ID# 513109 (AAO Dec. 21, 2017)
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of P.A.S., LLC, ID# 513109 (AAO Dec. 21, 2017) - "We find that the positive indicia here outweigh the negative and, thus, conclude that the Applicant continues to promote economic growth and warrants preservation of its regional center designation... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Termination of TPS for Haitians: Saget v. Trump
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Mar. 15, 2018 - "A new suit filed this morning in the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials seeking to operationalize the President’s racial animus toward Haitians... Read More

Major EB-5 Victory for Ira Kurzban - Chang v. USCIS (Feb. 7, 2018)
Posted on 8 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chang v. USCIS, Feb. 7, 2018 - "Federal law provides a path to the United States for foreign citizens who finance American businesses. To become eligible for a visa, however, an investor must actually invest. That is, she must place her money at... Read More

EB-5 Class Action Lawsuit Filed: Zhang v. USCIS (Cash is Cash)
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This is a putative class action brought by immigrant investors who sought and were unlawfully denied the chance to immigrate to the United States pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5), known as the “Immigrant Investor Law” or “EB... Read More

Asylum Seekers Found To Be Residents When Deciding Venue: Quiñonez Flores v. USA
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, June 11, 2015 - " A person on parole for illegal immigration who is seeking asylum in the U.S. can be considered a resident for purposes of a venue statute, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein allowed... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against CBP Over Border Detention Conditions: Quiñones Flores v. USA
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) and Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for its abuse and unlawful treatment of Alba, a twenty-eight... Read More

Hip Hop Artist Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters Become American Citizen
Posted on 15 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News, Apr. 15, 2016 - "Bronx rapper Slick Rick became a freshly sworn-in U.S. citizen Friday, marking the end of his decades-long battle against deportation. The English-born "La-Di-Da-Di" performer —... Read More

EB-5 Lawsuit Filed in California: Carlsson v. USCIS
Posted on 18 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Eighteen immigrants claim in court that the United States improperly denied them residency after they spent $11.5 million to create jobs for almost 300 Americans. The 18 plaintiffs say they joined together to create a limited partnership that raised... Read More