Mount Snow Resort administrators aren’t the only ones irked by the federal government’s backlogged EB-5 program.
A Florida man who sank $500,000 into the Dover resort’s foreign-investment-driven expansion project has filed suit against several federal officials, alleging a “continuing and inexcusable delay” in review of his associated visa application.
Mount Snow’s snowmaking and lodge upgrades have slowed to a crawl while the resort waits for federal approval to access $52 million in EB-5 money. But for investor Mario Kahn, the wait allegedly is taking a personal toll and could force his departure from the United States.
“The continued delay in adjudicating Mr. Kahn’s petition is causing him and his family significant harm,” Kahn’s suit says.
Kahn requested a court order directing the federal government to adjudicate his EB-5 visa petition within 15 days.
A spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, both named in Kahn’s lawsuit, said officials wouldn’t comment on active litigation.
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