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21 Jan, 2016
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SEC Office of Compliance and Examinations (OCIE) Includes EB-5 on Examination Priorities for 2016

January 21st, 2016|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has listed the EB-5 Program as one of its Examination Priorities for 2016. OCIE examination priorities reflect certain practices and products that OCIE perceives to present potentially [...]

5 Jan, 2016

SEC Issues Staff Report on Accredited Investor Definition

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

On December 18th, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  issued a staff report on the accredited investor definition.  As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in 2010, the SEC is required to [...]

19 Nov, 2015

Press Release: IIUSA Submits Amicus Brief in SEC v. Path America Case

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

  IIUSA Submits Amicus Brief in SEC v. Path America Case EB-5 industry trade association files as amicus curae in support of Immigrant Investors WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 19, 2015 Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national not-for-profit industry trade [...]

12 Oct, 2015

Member Perspective: SEC Advisory Committee Recommends Additional Clarity Regarding So-Called “Finders”

October 12th, 2015|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law|

SEC Advisory Committee Recommends Additional Clarity Regarding So-Called "Finders" by Matthew I. Hafter and Whitney K. Schmidt, Seyfarth Shaw (Originally posted on 10/7/15 on Seyfarth.com)   The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies ("Advisory Committee") announced [...]

4 Sep, 2015

Summary of New FINRA Rule 2040- Payments to Unregistered Persons Including Foreign Finders

September 4th, 2015|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

Summary of New FINRA Rule 2040- Payments to Unregistered Persons, Including Foreign Finders by Osvaldo F. Torres, Torres Law, PA (bio) Effective as of Monday, August 24, 2015, the Financial Industry Regulation Authority ("FINRA") implemented Rule 2040, which prohibits FINRA [...]

23 Jun, 2015

IIUSA Statement in Response to SEC Action Against Unregistered Broker-Dealer Activity in EB-5

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Statements|

As the national trade association representing over 275 EB-5 Regional Centers, IIUSA welcomes the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) action against two companies for unregistered broker-dealer activities related to raising capital under the EB-5 Program (the “Program”).     Compliance with [...]

25 Mar, 2015

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy Translates 2013 Joint EB-5 Investor Alert into Chinese (Simplified), Korean & Spanish

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Recently, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Office of Investor Education and Advocacy translated the October 2013 SEC/USCIS jointly issued investor alert into two three foreign languages: Chinese (View here), Korean (View Here) and Spanish (View Here). On October 1, 2013 the U.S. Securities [...]

13 Oct, 2014

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Issues Investor Alert for Private Placements Under Regulation D

October 13th, 2014|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law|

On September 24, the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacyissued an Investor Bulletin to educate investors about investing in unregistered securities offerings, or private placements, under Regulation D of the Securities Act. The alert highlighted several "red flags" that [...]

4 Sep, 2014

IIUSA Announces Support of Legal Action to Protect Investors, Integrity of EB-5 Program

September 4th, 2014|Categories: Media Coverage, Press Releases, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Statements|

The Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA), the trade association representing more than 200 EB-5 Regional Centers, fully supports actions taken by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Justice Department to stop a California Regional Center that is not [...]

28 Aug, 2014

IIUSA Statement on Federal Indictment of Mr. Anshoo Sethi

August 28th, 2014|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Press Room, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law, Statements|

As the association representing over 220 EB-5 Regional Centers across the country that account for over 95% of the capital flowing through the EB-5 Program, IIUSA welcomes and advocates for enforcement of all anti-fraud, securities and immigration laws.  Our position [...]