Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SEC preparing to prosecute immigration lawyers for illegally selling regional center securities to EB-5 visa investors.

There is a reason why ICE - HSI specifically recommended that regional centers be shut down, and those who wish to learn more can read the secret ICE memo at to confirm that ICE explicitly listed several reasons for shutting down regional centers.

The SEC has already started their own investigation to target sleazy lawyers who have illegally marketed and sold regional center securities (see link at, and the fact is, regional centers knew that they've illegally offered and sold securities in the US and abroad to EB-5 visa investors.

The problem is, many immigration attorneys ILLEGALLY received commission for recommending terrible investments (also known as "projects") to EB-5 visa investors, resulting in EB-5 visa investors losing their time, money AND EB-5 visas. It is unscrupulous immigration and securities lawyers who collude with regional center owners and dishonest immigration agents to defraud EB-5 visa investors. It is a well known fact that less than 50% of EB-5 visa investors who invest in a regional center get their permanent green card approved, and an easy way to confirm this is to check the I-829 approvals (see link and compare it with the I-526 approvals of 2 years (see link at prior in order to see that in most instances, the number of EB-5 visa investors who get their permanent green cards are a lot fewer than those who obtained their temporary green cards.

The fact is, many unscrupulous attorneys collude with immigration agents and regional centers to defraud EB-5 visa investors and get illegal commission checks in the process as a reward for convincing EB-5 visa investors to invest in regional centers that are such terrible investments, that nobody in the US is willing to invest in them.

investigators and analysts from SEC, FBI, USCIS - FDNS, ICE-HSI, IRS-CID and Dept. of State are collectively working to block regional centers from the EB-5 visa program, and that regional centers will NOT be allowed to remain in the EB-5 visa program after September 2015. Jared Polis has introduced a bill to renew the regional center program, but the regional center bill is guaranteed to fail this year as it failed last year as not only is the bill opposed by about 140,000 investigators and their unions, it is also opposed by several powerful politicians and the results of the GAO audit due this summer are only bound to solidify the opposition to the renewal.

As a matter of fact, the regional center extension has a 2% chance of going through (see link at, and in real terms has no chance of being passed due to the fact that government agencies, law enforcement unions, powerful politicians and thousands of investigators are up in arms against regional centers.

EB-5 visa investors need to remember that the ONLY safe way to get approved is through Genuine Direct Investment Businesses.

Here are some of the critical reasons that EB-5 visa investors should ALWAYS choose Genuine Direct Investment Businesses and avoid regional centers:
·         In a Genuine Direct Investment Business, it is quite unusual to encounter fraud or conflict of interest. This alone is THE biggest reason why EB-5 visa investors usually experience capital loss if they opt for regional centers or unsafe Direct Investments (such as Voodoo or Marcos Pizza), while those who opt for Genuine Direct Investment Businesses usually NEVER experience capital loss.
·         EB-5 visa investors who choose Genuine Direct Investment Businesses usually earn annual ROI of 15% to 40%, while those who select regional centers usually earn 0-2% annual ROI.
Genuine Direct Investment Businesses offer easy exit strategies to EB-5 visa investors while those who invest in regional centers experience TERRIBLE exit strategies. 
·         Regional Centers usually commit securities fraud and securities law violations while this is usually unheard of in Genuine Direct Investment Businesses. 
·         EB-5 visa investors usually get capital gains if they invest in a Genuine Direct Investment Business and almost NEVER get capital gains if they invest in a regional center. 
·         EB-5 visa investors in Genuine Direct Investment Businesses usually see faster processing and approval of their petitions, while it takes much longer for EB-5 visa investors to get their immigrant visa through regional centers. 
·         EB-5 visa investors in Genuine Direct Investment Businesses have a higher chance of getting their permanent green card, while those who opt for regional centers have a lower chance of getting their green card. 

If you are a business ow.ner or high net worth individual interested in migrating to the US, please contact us for a free consultation. We offer a turnkey solution and have a 100% fee refund guarantee if a client is denied due to our fault.

Mohammed Shaikh, MBA (Accounting), CFE, Licensed Business & RE Broker (CA & FL)
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