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Case Name Ahn v. U.S. IM-CA-0021
Docket / Court 4:99-CV-03590 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
Plaintiffs were a group of ''Immigrant Investors'' who participated in the ''EB-5'' program, which grants lawful permanent resident (''LPR'') status in the United States to those who make qualifying investments under the Immigrant Investor Law (''IIL''), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1153(b)(5), 1186b. On August 2 ... read more >
Plaintiffs were a group of ''Immigrant Investors'' who participated in the ''EB-5'' program, which grants lawful permanent resident (''LPR'') status in the United States to those who make qualifying investments under the Immigrant Investor Law (''IIL''), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1153(b)(5), 1186b. On August 24, 1999, Plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) improperly applied its current interpretation of EB-5 retroactively to their applications. Shortly after filing suit, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case and then refiled it in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles), where it was assigned case # 2:99-cv-10518-GHK-AJW.

For information on further case proceedings after the case was refiled, see IM-CA-52 (Chang v. U.S.).

Dan Dalton - 09/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration
Constitutional rights
Status/Classification
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
United States of America
Plaintiff Description Group of ‘‘Immigrant Investors’’ who participated in the ‘‘EB–5’’ program, and sought lawful permanent resident status
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought None on record
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-CA-0052 : Chang v. U.S. (C.D. Cal.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
4:99-cv-03950-SBA (N.D. Cal.) 08/24/1999
IM-CA-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Armstrong, Saundra Brown (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0021-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kurzban, Ira J. (Florida)
IM-CA-0021-9000
Van Der Hout, Marc (California)
IM-CA-0021-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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