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EB-5 Lawsuit Filed in California: Carlsson v. USCIS

"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...

Lawsuit Filed Against CBP Over Border Detention Conditions: Quiñones Flores v. USA

"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 year old immigrant woman who fled to the U.S. seeking...

Asylum Seekers Found To Be Residents When Deciding Venue: Quiñonez Flores v. USA

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 Salvadorean native Alba Quinonez Flores to proceed...

EB-5 Class Action Lawsuit Filed: Zhang v. USCIS (Cash is Cash)

"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-5 Program.” ... Despite Plaintiffs’...

Hip Hop Artist Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters Become American Citizen

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 — who rose to fame with collaborator Doug E. Fresh and...

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

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. The derogatory factors here are substantial...

Major EB-5 Victory for Ira Kurzban - Chang v. USCIS (Feb. 7, 2018)

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 risk of loss in hopes of potential gain. The question...

Lawsuit Challenges Termination of TPS for Haitians: Saget v. Trump

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, in spite of mandatory statutory criteria and...