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Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 17

by Clark Hill PLC on

EPA Appropriations Bill: A House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 would trim the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by $500 million, as opposed to the $2.6 billion cut requested by the White House. The...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Late last week, financial services company Raymond James agreed to resolve allegations of conspiring with the owner of several VT ski resorts (and others) in a Ponzi scheme targeting foreign investors through the EB-5...more

SEC Sanctions Unregistered EB-5 Investments Broker

by Carlton Fields on

We previously warned that some individuals involved with arranging EB-5 investments may be required to register as broker-dealers (see "Immigrant Investor Program Raises SEC Broker Registration Issues" in the Summer 2014...more

"Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2016 Priorities"

On January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) identified selected 2016 examination priorities of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”). The priorities reflect certain...more

FINRA and the SEC Issue 2016 Examination Priorities Targeting EB-5 Program

Earlier this month, both the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) included the EB-5 Immigrant Investor...more

SEC Charges EB-5 Brokers For Not Registering

by Carlton Fields on

Multiple firms involved in the solicitation of investment capital for the Immigrant Investor Program (also known as "EB-5") have recently been charged by the SEC with acting as unregistered brokers. Neither In re Ireeco, LLC,...more

SEC Files Another Fraud Action Based on EB-5 Program

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The EB-5 program is supposed to provide a path to a permanent green card. The program was designed to create that path for foreign national who invest specified sums in the U.S. that create jobs – a win win for everyone....more

August 2015 Immigration Alert

by Epstein Becker & Green on

I. USCIS Issues Guidance on When an Amended H-1B Petition Is Required After Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC - On July 21, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a policy memorandum...more

The Employment Law Authority - March/April 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Suit - Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Applying for Residency Eligible for Work Permits - Turning Metrics Into Money: An Interview With Solange Charas,...more

Five Key Issues Confronting Financial Services Industry Employers

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Employers in the financial services industry are faced with a growing number of employment law challenges. Whistleblower complaints are on the rise as regulatory agencies become more aggressive in their efforts to encourage...more

Immigration Corner: Scams Abound, Getting Acquainted with the Business Visitor, and CBP Eases Your Next U.S. Entry

by Baker Donelson on

New Initiatives = New Targets for Scams - Unfortunately, where there is uncertainty, there are those who will use scams to target those individuals looking for clarity. On November 20, 2014, the President announced a...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission prevailed on summary judgment in an action against a broker which alleged he misappropriated client funds. The agency also filed actions centered on: an audit failure; the EB-5 immigration program; undisclosed...more

The SEC Brings Another Case Centered on the EB-5 Immigration Program

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The government’s EB-5 program is supposed to be a win win for everyone. For immigrants seeking admission to the United States it is supposed to provide a path to citizenship if the requirements, centered on the investment of...more

Ill-equipped or Ill-researched? A letter to the editor of Fortune Magazine

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

There’s an irony in Fortune Magazine’s July 24, 2014, article “The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program.” The article accuses foreign EB-5 investors of being “ill-equipped (or disinclined) to assess the...more

Russian Legislation Update - 21 July – 17 August 2014

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Corporate: Register of Shareholders - Investment Partnership - Dual Citizenship - Economic Partnership - Excerpt from Corporate: Register of Shareholders: On 31 July 2014 the...more

Broker-Dealer Registration Issues Associated with Development Projects under the EB-5 Program

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (the “EB-5 Program”) administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has been a significant source of capital for various real estate and other development projects...more

Investing In Georgia: Economic Development Newsletter - June 2013

by King & Spalding on

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - An economic-impact study linking the use of tax-exempt municipal bonds to the development of our...more

Investing in the USA for a Green Card: A Guide to the EB-5 Immigrant Visa

by Wassem Amin on

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa: An Attorney and Service Provider’s Overview of Requirements for Eligibility and Implications under Different Areas of Law By: Wassem M. Amin, Esq., M.B.A. In 1990, the United States...more

USCIS and SEC Stakeholder Engagement: EB-5 Investments and Implications under Federal Securities Law

by Wassem Amin on

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq. On April 3, 2013, USCIS and the SEC held a joint conference call to discuss what aspects of federal securities law are implicated by EB-5 Investments, as it relates to both the issuer and the...more

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