Anyway, let's not digress, as we need to ask ourselves if Mr. Divine seems to be out of touch with reality. (See http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/193905-immigration-services-investment-program-is-a-winner )
Perhaps Mr. Divine can shed some light on the fact that those who apply for EB-5 visas usually get their permanent green card less than 42% of the time. After all, he claims to have been in a high position in the USCIS, so he surely had access to those numbers, and he needs to explain it to us. Perhaps Mr. Divine can also explain why is it that a vast majority of EB-5 visa investors who choose regional centers usually experience capital loss and usually earn annual returns of 1% or less. Or maybe he can choose to explain why is it that pretty much every single regional center has violated securities laws, committed securities fraud AND laundered money. I would actually be shocked and surprised to see any regional center step forward and voluntarily identify themselves as NOT having violated securities laws and not having committed securities fraud and money laundering. There are about 400 regional centers, so I'm sure at least 1% of them may feel like stepping up and claiming that they never violated securities laws, never committed commit securities fraud and have never laundered money. Or does Mr. Divine wish to explain away the shady regional centers that actually laundered MILLIONS of DOLLARS and cheated HUNDREDS of EB-5 visa investors? I'm referring to those regional centers that have used the services of Brian Su, Greenberg Traurig, etc. as well as those regional centers that have laundered funds for mob bosses who masquerade as businessesmen, and Chinese mobsters and corrupt politicians in California who have left a paper trail a mile wide.
The fact is Mr. Divine is a liar serving his pay masters, and ICE-HSI was right in recommending that ALL regional centers need to be shut down, because not even 4 out of over 400 regional centers can honestly claim to have NEVER violated securities laws, committing securities fraud and laundering money, and those figures are indisputable. As you're the VP of the IIUSA (which is the trade association of regional centers), I challenge you to join me in pick 4 random regional centers out of a list of 20 regional centers who've been operational for 2 years or more and are willing to submit themselves to a brief audit, and I can tell you that I can prove it within 10 days of audits for each of them that they actually laundered funds, committed securities fraud and violated securities laws. This is an excellent opportunity to prove that regional centers are clean, and if I am wrong, I will burn my CFE credentials, and if I am right, I suggest Mr. Divine burn his law license.
EB-5 visa investors need to remember that Regional Centers are the worst choice due to the fact that they usually engage in securities fraud, money laundering, conflict of interest and securities law violations, and even the ICE says (see link http://www.smartbusinessbroker.com/EB5_ICE_fraud_memo.pdf ) that all regional centers need to be shut down as NOTHING can be done to eliminate the fraud that pervades through regional centers.