“Legal Error” by USCIS? – Episode 161
It’s been nearly three months since Congress reauthorized the Regional Center program, yet all Regional Centers remain uncertified with no new petitions filed. Two lawsuits have been brought up against USCIS, alleging economic harm and misinterpretation of the statute by the agency. In this episode, Mona and Rebecca are joined by John Pratt, Esq. (Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt) to summarize and analyze the pending lawsuits and ramifications of their rulings. Listen below as the attorneys discuss everything from Congressional remarks, the effect on investors, what choices Regional Centers have, and more.
John Patrick Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt also studied abroad at the University of Paris, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.