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EB-5 Regional Center Secures Order Against Deauthorization (1)

June 27, 2022, 4:01 PMUpdated: June 27, 2022, 8:13 PM

A federal district court judge blocked US Citizenship and Immigration Services from requiring more than 600 regional centers to reapply in order to maintain operations under the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

The agency may still take reasonable steps to ensure existing regional centers comply with safeguards contained in a new reauthorization law that Congress recently enacted. But they must be allowed to continue to operate, Judge Vincent Chhabria of the US District Court for the Northern District of California wrote in a June 24 order granting a preliminary injunction to prevent the centers’ deauthorization.

Under the EB-5 program, ...