USCIS

Biden’s DHS Pick Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Dodging EB-5 Visa Scandal

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayokras, has dodged questions about his intervention as head of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to help wealthy foreign nationals secure EB-5 visas, a letter entered into the Senate record claims.

Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 19, 2021 in Washington,DC. (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS / various sources / AFP) (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS/AFP via Getty Images)

DHS to Accelerate Award of H-1B Visas amid Disease Shutdown

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to accelerate the delivery of H-1B foreign workers to U.S. and Indian companies — despite the crashing economy and abundant evidence that many American graduates are facing discrimination and exclusion from software jobs.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

USCIS Agency Rejects More H-1B Visa Workers

Agency officials have nudged down the renewal rate for foreign H-1B outsourcing workers, so providing some support for many American professionals who are being squeezed by the one-two punch of 800,000 H-1B visa workers and Indian discrimination.

In this photo taken on January 10, 2019, employees of education technology start-up Byju's work on content development for the app at their office in Bangalore. - From a multi-billion-dollar education startup to wired-up mannequins, technology is helping to revolutionise the way Indian schoolchildren are learning -- provided their parents …