USIF - Kushner - One Journal Square

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
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Due Oct. 12, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Taylor Amarel Scott

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 receive a copy of the "business plan" portion of an I-526 petition or "exemplar approval" for construction project(s) going by the name 'Kushner One', 'Kushner1', 'One Journal Square' or similar names. Based upon information and belief, these projects are sponsored under the U.S. Immigration Fund ("USIF") EB-5 regional center based in New York or New Jersey (New Jersey U.S. Immigration Fund - NJ, LLC ID1236250925 New York U.S. Immigration Fund - NY ID1214350657). Furthermore, new articles and interviews will industry players, including immigrant investors, reports, and regional center associates have indicated that at a minimum this project has submitted a business plan either for "exemplar approval" or for the adjudication of an individuals I-526 petition.

In the past, requests for business plan portions of projects have been approved for release by the USCIS with a number of redaction. I would like to be treated in the same way, there is substantial precedent requiring that the USCIS must release the requested information and only redact certain sensitive information from the business plan. Should you need any more information or if this request is too broad, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information. Please do not close my request without consulting me first, I am happy to modify my request if it can not be processed as is.

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.


Taylor Amarel Scott

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Good Morning Mr. Taylor Amarel Scott,

We show COW2017001115 in line to be processed and COW2017001116 is still waiting on records from the staffed offices. Here at the National Records Center we are experiencing a backlog. Unfortunately, I am not able to give you a time frame in which you will receive your requests. I ask that you please be patient as we are working hard to get all requests out as soon as possible. If you have any other questions or concerns you can email me directly at<> Thank you!

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Good Morning,

Our records show that a response has been received from our offices. So now we are just waiting for it to be processed. Unfortunately I still cannot give a time frame, but it shouldn’t be much longer. Thank you for your continued patience.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Thank you for the update.

Could you please confirm if any additional information can be provided about when I can expect to receive these documents.

Thank you!

From: Taylor Amarel Scott


Could you provide me an update on when I can expect to receive a response or the number of documents that you have received for review?

Thank you.