DHS Inspector General Focusing on $500,000 Green Card Program

February 12, 2015 9:58 PM

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DHS Inspector General Focusing on $500,000 Green Card Program

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is nearing completion of an investigation into an increasingly popular but controversial immigration program that provides a visa and possibly a Green Card to foreign nationals who invest $500,000 or $1 million in an approved American business venture that creates jobs, agency insiders told ABC News.

Career employees at the federal agency said that the investigation has focused on the way now-Deputy Secretary Alijandro N. Mayorkas ran the program, which has been under scrutiny for approving visas for foreign investors even when background checks raised suspicions about fraud, money laundering, e...

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