Foreigners who invested in Jay Peak and Burke Mountain projects that are now linked to alleged fraud say the federal government is declining to act on their petitions for U.S. residency.
The 74 investors bankrolled $500,000 each on the projects through a visa program with hopes of getting permanent residency if the developments created jobs.
The lawsuit filed Friday in Florida accuses U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of leaving their residency petitions in limbo. The agency declined comment.
They have reached settlements. They’ve also have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreigners’ money.