From The Wall Street Journal:
The Department of Homeland Security’s number-two official on Thursday rejected accusations he improperly interfered with a visa program for foreigners who invest in the U.S. The department’s inspector general in March issued a report saying Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas created the appearance of favoritism in his prior job as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The report alleged Mr. Mayorkas got involved in three EB-5 visa applications backed by prominent Democrats, including now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The EB-5 program awards visas to foreigners who invest either $500,000 or $1 million in projects in the U.S. that create jobs.