"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 nearly $12 million to renovate unused office and warehouse space in Riverside County, 60 miles from downtown Los Angeles. They say their investments created "a minimum of 278 new jobs for U.S. workers." Plaintiffs from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, India, Iran, Canada and the Netherlands accuse Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and two underlings of denying residency under the I-526 program." - Courthouse News, Sept. 17, 2012.
Carlsson et al. v. USCIS, C.D. Cal. No. CV12-7893, filed Sept. 13, 2012.
- Ira J. Kurzban, Plaintiffs' attorney
[Note: Litigation is always uncertain, but I'd like to see USCIS wriggle out of this one!]
looks like they did