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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 05:54 PM

 

Crony Clintonism

Crony Clintonism

Say this for a Hillary Clinton run for the Presidency. The prospect is already yielding an almost-weekly civics lesson in the crony government that feeds the Clinton machine: mining connections to public office for private profit.

The latest exhibit is a scathing report by the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security into abuses of the EB-5 investor visa program. Under this program, a foreigner who invests at least $500,000 to create jobs for American citizens can be granted permanent residency along with his family.

The IG was investigating complaints by career government employees that the number two man in Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, had used his earlier position as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to favor top Democrats seeking visas for foreign investors. In each of the three instances the IG investigated, the report says that “but for Mr. Mayorkas’ intervention, the matter would have been decided differently.”

One of those Mr. Mayorkas helped was Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who sought EB-5 approval for a Las Vegas hotel and casino. Another was former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who wanted approval for a Los Angeles film center.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/crony-clintonism-1427495169


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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 06:21 PM

1. Doing big investments in a business in a country is often enough to get residence

That is one of three main ways to get into a country, other than getting a work visa or a marriage visa.

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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 06:24 PM

2. but for Mr. Mayorkas’ intervention, the matter would have been decided differently

 

So by your assessment of visa laws ISIS members moneyed up from stolen oil sales could invest their way into America

Try again

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