Congress Members Send Blunt Letter Asserting USCIS is Wrong
One day before Behring’s second hearing in its lawsuit to stop deauthorization, three members of Congress issued a bipartisan letter to USCIS. House representatives Dwight Evans and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Tom O’Halleran of Arizona told USCIS that its recent actions to deauthorize all existing regional centers disregards Congress’s intent when it passed the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA).
As co-sponsors to the RIA, they made clear that USCIS is wrong: “USCIS’s belief that the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 did not reauthorize the regional center program, but created a new regional center program out of whole cloth is simply absurd.” They also said USCIS’s new I-956 package is “overly burdensome [and] lacks clarity”
Behring is encouraged to find further support from Congress that Behring rightfully filed this lawsuit to hold USCIS accountable and properly implement the RIA as Congress intended.