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The Homeland Security Department's inspector general is investigating the program and the former director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, whom President Obama has since promoted to be deputy secretary of Homeland Security.

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The Homeland Security Department's inspector general is investigating the program and the former director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, whom President Obama has since promoted to be deputy secretary of Homeland Security.

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National Edition News cover for December 23, 2013 - Republicans find filibuster alternatives: Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed as deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department on a simple majority, party-line vote despite being under an active inspector general's investigation. (Associated Press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed as deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department on a simple majority, party-line vote despite being under an active inspector general's investigation. (Associated Press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed as deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department on a simple majority, party-line vote despite being under an active inspector general's investigation. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 25, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. (Associated Press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominated as deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, touted his reforms to the EB-5 visa program as CIS director that included centralizing its administration at headquarters, instituting anti-fraud measures and hiring as many as 100 economic and business analysts. (Associated Press photographs)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominated as deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, touted his reforms to the EB-5 visa program as CIS director that included centralizing its administration at headquarters, instituting anti-fraud measures and hiring as many as 100 economic and business analysts. (Associated Press photographs)

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**FILE** Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 25, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. Mayorkas strongly denied allegations that he had helped a politically connected company obtain a foreign investor visa, as his nomination got a White House vote of confidence. (Associated Press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's choice for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is facing questions about statements he's made that are seen as misleading or untrue. No vote to confirm him is set. (associated press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says fees have to be raised to cover the budget for processing requests for immigration benefits. But proposed increases are being kept as low as possible, he says.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's choice for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is facing questions about statements he's made that are seen as misleading or untrue. No vote to confirm him is set. (associated press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's choice for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is facing questions about statements he's made that are seen as misleading or untrue. No vote to confirm him is set. (associated press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's choice for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is facing questions about statements he's made that are seen as misleading or untrue. No vote to confirm him is set. (associated press)

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**FILE** Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 25, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. Mayorkas strongly denied allegations that he had helped a politically connected company obtain a foreign investor visa, as his nomination got a White House vote of confidence. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 25, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. (Associated Press)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Michael Alvarez Montoya (right), originally of El Salvador, looks up as he waits to go on stage to receive his certificate of citizenship from Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citieznship and Immigration Services, at a naturalization ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)