Urban Equality Now vs U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Urban Equality Now


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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez

Filing Date:May 24, 2016

Case:Urban Equality Now v. USCIS

Jurisdiction:Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Civil / Criminal:Civil

Cause(s) of Action:



The plaintiff in this immigration case, Urban Equality NOW seeks mandamus, declaratory, and injunctive relief from the Court based on broad challenges it makes to Defendants’ administration and enforcement of the employment-based fifth preference immigrant visa program (“EB-5 Program”) under Section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). It asserts jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1361 (the Mandamus Act) and claims to raise a federal question pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 (the Federal Question Statute), to wit, 28 U.S.C. § 2201 (the Declaratory Judgment Act). As explained below, Plaintiff’s lawsuit must be dismissed in its entirety for lack of subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)

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