Trump's USCIS Director Pick Talks Transition Role, H-1B

Law360, New York (May 24, 2017, 10:26 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s pick to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed at a hearing Wednesday that he lent his expertise to the Trump transition team but denied writing the president's early immigration executive orders, while also promising to finalize EB-5 visa reforms and agreeing that penalties for H-1B visa abuse are likely too low.

Lee Francis Cissna, the nominee for USCIS director and a long-term immigration bureaucrat, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning for his confirmation hearing, where he faced mostly cordial questioning from lawmakers.

  Some of the most pointed questioning that Cissna received came from...

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