Top Homeland Security Official Accused Of Helping Dems In Visa Scandal
A disturbing new report claims that the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security improperly fast-tracked visas for foreign investors in a Las Vegas casino project.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General’s report alleges that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) pressured Alejandro Mayorkas, then-Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to give “special access and treatment to certain individuals and parties.”
The IG found that Mayorkas’ involvement led to decisions to grant the expedited visas to foreign investors, although USCIS staff were recommending against it.
William La Jeunesse reported on “America’s Newsroom” that the report says that Mayorkas also intervened on behalf of other powerful Democrats, including former DNC chairmen Ed Rendell and Terry McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, in addition to Reid.
“Now the IG report did not call Mayorkas a liar, though he said in 2013 under oath, ‘I have never in my career exercised undue influence to influence the outcome of a case,'” La Jeunesse reported.
He added that on Thursday lawmakers will hold a hearing to look into these troubling accusations.