Dawn M LurieImmigration Attorney
Investors are free to put funds into any Regional Center affiliated project . However it is incumbent upon each investor to have an experienced professional review the investment being considered. Due diligence is critical and we suggest that a review of the project and the principals as well as the RC be conducted before and investment is made. Recently USCIS Director Mayorkas pointed out that the Immigration Service does not review the qualifications nor backgrounds of Regional Center principles and more notably the players involved in projects. Such due diligence is up to the investor to conduct. You should also understand the investment is made into a particular project not a Regional Center. These days ''track records'' of regional centers should be carefully scrutinized as some of the statistics we see are skewed to a certain extent and are not as relative as they were in the past. That said, a solid infrastructure at an RC should not be overlooked.