Palm Beach Post -- Tammy Fox-Isicoff
The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report last week, critical of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ conduct relating to several EB-5 projects. Though the report was an investigation of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees’ complaints over Mayorkas’ involvement in the adjudication of several projects, findings in the report were critical of his overall management of the EB-5 program.
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association’s (AILA) EB-5 liaison team, I attended many stakeholder meetings and several “conversations with the director” where EB-5 issues were discussed. It was clear that when Mayorkas became the director of USCIS (a position he held from August 2009 to December 2013), the EB-5 program was broken.
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Updated: Thu, Apr 16th 2015 @ 1:35pm EDT