USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to be deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is under investigation by the DHS Inspector General for allegedly helping a Chinese investor get an EB-5 immigrant investor visa after the investor's petition was denied and his appeal rejected.

According to the Associated Press, the matter came to light based upon information obtained from an FBI analyst in the counter-intelligence unit in Washington, D.C.

According to an email message sent by the IG, the complaint against Mayorkas is that he helped Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the owner of a regional center named Gulf Coast Funds Management, L.L.C., of McLean, Va., to get approval for the Chinese investor's visa after the visa petition was denied and the investor's appeal was rejected.


Boyd F. Campbell has practiced immigration and nationality law in Montgomery, Alabama, since 1988. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), served on AILA's EB-5 Investors Committee, and has served as an AILA mentor for many years. He represents regional centers and is vice president and general counsel of America's Center for Foreign Investment, the largest regional center in the nation. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration law and his law firm is listed in Best Lawyers / U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms. His website, the Immigration Law Center on the Internet -- visaus.com -- provides free information about immigration and visas, has been active since 1994.