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Posted on 12/13/2013 3:38:22 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
The Homeland Security Department has investigated whether Iranian operatives exploited a controversial U.S. visa program for immigrant investors, according to a DHS memo revealed on Thursday.
The EB-5 program has existed since 1990 but has exploded in popularity in recent years. It allows foreigners to obtain residency status, or a green card, for a $1 million investment in the United States.
The FBI and other agencies have raised security concerns about the program. Some critics say the Chinese government and other foreign agents could use the program for espionage and other purposes.
Sen. Charles Grassley, in a letter to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, is asking for more information about an internal Homeland Security Investigations memo that suggests the agency has been concerned about potential abuse of the program by Iranian operatives.
The Iowa Republican and others have pressed for information on the visa program while the Senate weighs the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, who heads the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, to become the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.
Over Republican objections, Democrats pushed Mayorkas's nomination through the committee process and it is now before the full Senate. . .
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This is mainly an avenue for corrupt foreign govt people and their families to gain access to a US green card. I can’t tell you how many foreign govt officials i dealt with overseas who had managed to get their relatives green cards to the US and owned homes here. Most of them were corrupt.
Gee, what’s a couple of million to place your operatives
in a foreign country? It’s nothing to Iran.
Some day we will realize how screwed we are.
Welcome Al-Qaeda, welcome Muslim Brotherhood, welcome all communists, welcome all with evil intent to the USA.
And don’t forget to vote Democrat (or Democratic, whatever) when you get here.
Just don’t expect much of our healthcare system. You’re a little bit too late for that.
Just consider if the Kansas bomber had been supplied
by an Iranian operator instead of the FBI...
“The Homeland Security Department has investigated whether Iranian operatives exploited a controversial U.S. visa program for immigrant investors, according to a DHS memo revealed on Thursday”
But theyre not investigating US senators?
Harry Reid personally pressured DHS on behalf of sons casino project
Are you an insane African murderer seeing angels and waving your hands around the head of the (sort of) US Prez? No problemo. Chinese spy needing a green card? No plobrem.
Making a call to dominos for a cheese pie? HEAVY SCRUTINY REQUIRED...!!!
So did the governor elect of Virginia, along with Hillary Clinton’s brother.
I thought that was the idea of the program. Why all the fuss? It’s working.