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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office […]

Dec. 07–When Houston entrepreneur Roberto Contreras went shopping for capital to finance a $70 million luxury residential tower he was planning near the Galleria, he didn’t look for equity in the usual places. Instead he cast his net a lot wider, finding 20 well-heeled international investors, mostly from Mexico and […]

By Robert Loughran The federal government designed the EB-5 immigrant-investor program to stimulate the U.S. economy by enabling foreign-sourced capital investments, which in turn lead to job creation in the United States. Developers obtain access to low-interest capital, and foreign investors receive, in addition to the potential for some monetary […]