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EB-5 Program Becomes Examination Priority For Both the SEC and FINRA
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Omar Hakim

Private Placements: Focusing Closely on EB-5 Program It is well-known in the EB-5 community that the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is scrutinizing the EB-5 program closer than ever. The SEC and the Financial Industry Regulation... Read More

Mona Shah Takes Part in Roundtable With Chairman Goodlatte EB-5 Investors Conference in Los Angeles
Posted on 6 Aug 2015 by Omar Hakim

Mona Shah & Associates was a part of the EB-5 Investors conference in Los Angeles this Monday that was heavily attended and included several key players that will be play a large part in determining the future of the EB-5 industry. With the Regional... Read More

USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting August 13, 2015: Issue Outline
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Peta-Gaye Ricketts

On August 13, 2015, USCIS held one of its frequently scheduled EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Stakeholder Engagements, but this time from Los Angeles, California. The changed location is part and parcel of the agency’s efforts to assertively engage... Read More

SEC Enforcement Actions against Small Violations in Broker/Dealer Relationships
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Yi Song

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressed deep concerns in small violations in the broker/dealer relationships, which is prevalent in the EB-5 industry. The SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated in a speech at a conference last week about SEC enforcement... Read More

Conducting General Solicitation under the New SEC Rules in EB-5 Practice
Posted on 27 Sep 2013 by Yi Song

Ever since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lifted the ban this July on general solicitation pursuant to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), it was expected that the threshold for disclosure would be raised. What does this... Read More

EB-5 Funding & Transportation Projects – A Perfect Fit for Jobs, Accessibility and the Environment
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by MShahMathewDaus

Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to benefit the U.S. economy by attracting investments from qualified foreign investors. Under the Program, each investor must prove that at least ten new jobs were created or saved as a result of the EB-5 investment... Read More