Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Nominee Under Investigation Over Visa

Questions about a visa for a Chinese executive

|

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping Gulf Coast Funds Management secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas was named by the DHS Inspector General's Office as a target in an ongoing investigation about the EB-5 foreign investor program, the AP said.

Gulf Coast, which is headed by Anthony Rodham, Hillary Rodham Clinton's younger brother, is a funding arm of GreenTech Automotive. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was company chairman until April, when the company abruptly announced that he had resigned four months before. He is still an owner.

Advertisement