On Nov. 30, 2018, in Zhang v. USCIS, No. 15-cv-995, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia certified a class that includes any individual with a Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, that was or will be denied on the sole basis of investing loan proceeds that were not secured by the individual's own assets. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated these denials and ordered USCIS to reconsider the petitions.
If you believe you have received an I-526 denial solely on this ground and would like to identify yourself as a potential class member, please email [email protected], using the subject line "Zhang Class," and provide the following:
- Alien Number (if any)
- Date of birth
- I-526 receipt number (if available)
- Date of I-526 denial
- Copy of I-526 denial (if available)
Note: Identification as a potential class member is subject to USCIS verification and does not grant any immediate rights, as immigrant petitions must meet all eligibility requirements and the court's decision is presently under consideration for appeal.