The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has been investigating a program that allows foreign nationals to receive visas or Green Cards by investing in approved American business ventures. The program is known as EB-5 and was previously run by Alijandro Mayorkas. Critics cite the ability to buy visas and Green Cards as a threat to national security and unfair to those immigrants who can’t afford the high price tag of $500,000 to $1,000,000.
An ABC news investigation turned up cases where visas where “approved in spite of red flags from the FBI” and DHS’s fraud detection unit. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson “said he was aware of the concerns raised by ABC news centering around security and said the DHS continually evaluates whether more security should be provided for the program.” The Inspector General’s investigation is nearing completion to report findings and recommendations.
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