All Documents Released In Control #: COW2017000800 and its processing log

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
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COW2017001481

COW2017001504

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Rejected

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From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all documents, records, and files released in request Control # COW2017000800 as well as the full processing log of this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you for the update!

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

COW2017001504 was closed on December 14, 2017 and the results mailed the same day, please allow 15-20 business days for delivery.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
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From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A no responsive documents response.

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

In relation to In relation to COW2017001481.

I appeal this decision, the media, Kushner Co's, KABR Group, and numerous others have acknowledged that these documents exist. Specifically, the regional center, USIF (US Immigration Fund) was the sponsoring regional center and submitted a number of documents to get I-526 exemplar approval for the project. This project was marketed in partnership with QiaoWai immigration consultants, who also stated that the project has received I-526 exemplar approval. To obtain I-526 exemplar approval, a business plan portion of the standard I-526 petition must be submitted.

You may wish to reference the following media articles:
1.) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/kushner-project-touted-by-sister-in-china-is-in-trouble-at-home
2.) https://archpaper.com/2017/05/one-journal-square-eb-5/
2.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/days-after-sisters-visa-pitch-kushner-divested-asset-related-to-jersey-city-project/2017/08/31/0aa16284-8103-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.99242ad01bb7
4.) http://www.xinhuanet.com/abroad/2016-04/19/c_128910652.htm
5.) http://biz.jrj.com.cn/2016/04/21163420863244.shtml

As well as the attached records showing USIF/QiaoWai marketing the EB-5 project. I have reason to believe these documents exist. Given such, I request you search for the records using the guidance below:

Search for all EB-5 projects or applications that are under the purview of the United States Immigration Fund Regional Center (USIF): U.S. Immigration Fund - NY ID1214350657, U.S. Immigration Fund - NJ, LLC ID1236250925, U.S. Immigration Recovery Fund NY, LLC ID1307951111

Within the files associated with these regional centers, conduct a search for any and all I-526 petitions (exemplar or not), email correspondence, and petitions that mention 1 Journal Square or similar material that relates to the project referenced in the above media links.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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