Comment: Largest SEC EB5 Fine

SEC announced a settlement with CMB Regional Center. Please see here for the news item and here for an article on this development. We commend SEC for bringing one of the largest EB5 market players into compliance. However, despite this settlement, a significant number of immigration attorneys and other non-licensed intermediaries continue to receive "success fees" from a majority of active EB-5 market issuers. The effect of SEC and FINRA attempts at upholding compliance of securities laws is not yet sufficiently visible in the market.

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Erratum: The image on the article Article: Brown Around Town: Sessions' Dream By Jan H. Brown from the 9/24/2018 issue of Immigration Daily was incorrect and has been corrected.

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