EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 2 Issue 2 | Page 28

The Role of the

by Jor Law
One of the hottest topics in the EB-5 industry is securities law compliance and what role the U . S . Securities and Exchange Commission , commonly referred to as the SEC , plays in it . In May 2014 , at an industry conference in Washington , D . C ., the SEC confirmed that they have provided U . S . Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ) adjudicators with basic securities law training . The SEC also confirmed that they are not only focused on anti-fraud issues , but are also looking at other issues , such as registration of certain people or entities involved in effecting EB-5 securities transactions . In fact , USCIS had already revealed in 2012 that they were cooperating with the SEC to ensure that actors in the EB-5 industry were properly following securities laws .
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