IIUSA recently filed an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief in a federal matter supporting the rights of a group of immigrant investors. The underlying matter is a push by the EB-5 immigrant investors to require U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to process the investors’ EB-5 petitions.
When the government declined to do so, citing that the Regional Center Program is not currently authorized, IIUSA stepped in to argue a) the plaintiffs are still owed their due process; that a lapsed authority is not their fault, and that they deserve to have their petitions processed; and b) the Regional Program’s continued lapse is not at all a foregone conclusion, that IIUSA and others are working assiduously to reestablish the program and therefore USCIS should not simply walk away from its obligations.
If you are not yet a member of IIUSA, we encourage you to join us today to support our advocacy work on behalf of the regional center community.