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WASHINGTON — Alejandro Mayorkas, who is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director, is accused of misusing his position to help a company have access to a visa loophole.

Reuters reports that he is under investigation for misusing his position to benefit the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Anthony Rodham. Mayorkas was nominated by Barack Obama to act as the deputy secretary for Homeland Security.

With Janet Napolitano, the last DHS secretary, gone to work in the University of California system, Mayorkas will be running the show if nominated. But this investigation raises red flags.

Mayorkas, who was born in Cuba, has ties to the Clintons going back to their days in the White House. He had gotten in trouble in the past for petitioning the Clintons to pardon a drug dealer, whose father was a Democratic Party donor.

This time, Mayorkas supposedly secured an investor visa for Anthony Rodham’s company Gulf Coast Funds Management after being denied twice.

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

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