On March 2, 2020, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) filed a lawsuit naming the Department of Homeland Security and the US Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS) as defendants. The lawsuit is based on the defendants’ delay in providing specific information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
As the EB-5 regional center industry’s only-not for profit membership association, and the main source of industry research and education, IIUSA relies on information received through the FOIA process. However, the defendants have violated FOIA by failing to respond to many requests within the statutorily prescribed time limit.
In light of undue delays in processing times and in an effort to fully understand the defendants’ processing protocols, IIUSA is seeking adjudicator training materials for adjudicating EB-5 related petitions.
Read the Complaint here
Track the lawsuit on the IIUSA member portal here