New USCIS ombudsman was top exec at anti-EB5 group
The new ombudsman for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services was a longtime top executive at a group that actively lobbies for the elimination of the EB-5 program.
The appointee, Julie Kirchner, was for more than a decade the executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a lobbying group that advocates for the end of EB-5, which has become a key fundraising vehicle for real estate developers.
As FAIR’s executive director from 2005 to 2015, Kirchner was a registered lobbyist.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
- Ronald R. Fieldstone
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