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...
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