The securities laws of the United States are designed to protect investors, including EB-5 investors, from fraudulent securities offerings. Accordingly, regional centers and project owners must comply with the U.S. securities laws. Although foreign investors participate in the EB-5 program for its immigration benefits rather than its financial returns, EB-5 investments still fall under the supervision of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the United States, there are strict rules on securities solicitation. Regional centers or projects need to be extra cautious when it comes to the solicitation of securities and the recruitment of investors. Sometimes a registered broker-dealer must be engaged as part of the sales process. To avoid any violation of securities laws, it is advised that regional centers and project owners consult with a qualified securities attorney before any actions are taken to promote their EB-5 offerings.