Chinese National Sues Gov't Over EB-5 Visa Denial

Law360 (June 25, 2018, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A Chinese national on Friday sued the federal government, claiming that her application for an EB-5 visa was wrongly denied, despite having put down the minimum $500,000 capital investment in a Georgia senior living center development project, as required under the immigrant investor visa program.

Jingru Zhao alleged that she fulfilled the EB-5 visa program requirements in 2014 by investing $500,000 cash into a residential senior living facility in Powder Springs, Georgia, that was set to create nearly 150 full-time jobs, yet U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied her application after incorrectly finding that the invested money wasn't hers. The Administrative...

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