A group of investor immigrants filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration claiming it is unlawfully refusing to process their valid visa application and green cards after Congress allowed a major visa program they participated in to lapse. There are more than a dozen plaintiffs in the complaint which was filed in Seattle federal court on Thursday. They claim that a program earmarking EB-5 visas for investors who pool money has expired yet federal law still requires USCIS and the Department of State to process their applications, which were filed before the expiration. The EB-5 program permits foreign citizens who invest $1 million in a U.S. business or $500,000 in an economically depressed area and create at least 10 jobs to qualify for visas or green cards.
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: March 4, 2022