A whistleblower who was an investigator for ICE, and who had won numerous awards for her work, without a single blemish on her record, was fired after she exposed corruption committed by Harry Reid. She had been investigating corruption behind the EB-5 visa program, when she discovered:
“Some of the violations investigated surrounding the project included bank and wire fraud, and I discovered ties to organized crime and high-ranking politicians and they received promotions that appeared to facilitate the program.”
One of her cases involved Harry Reid and his son and that got her fired, but not before ICE offered to let her retire with a perfect record and $100,000 in cash in return for her silence. She turned them down and was immediately fired. Getting canned came as no surprise to her. She explains:
“My entire chain of command was appointed by Obama. They can do anything they want.”
For those of you who may not be aware of it, the EB-5 visa program is for foreign investors. They get green cards allowing them to live in the United States in exchange for investing in American businesses. Special Agent Taylor Johnson, the whistleblower discovered that Harry Reid was facilitating applications for people investing in a Las Vegas casino, where his son Cory worked. (Yes, the same Cory Reid that represented Chinese interests that led to the standoff at the Bundy ranch.)
Agent Johnson’s mistake came when she put a hold on one such investor in the casino. Reid’s office then complained to Johnson’s boss and she was put on immediate administrative leave. Shortly thereafter, she was called to testify before congress about the abuse in the EB-5 program. She didn’t mention Reid’s part in her firing due to pressure from the Senator’s office but the DHS Inspector General did a report on the EB-5 program and concluded that U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Alejandro Mayorkas had stepped in and approved all of the visas including the ones turned down due to national security issues.
Johnson in her investigation found the same troubling facts:
She said that during her investigation in 2013, she “discovered that EB-5 applicants from China, Russia, Pakistan, Malaysia had been approved in as little as 16 days” and that case files “lacked the basic and necessary law enforcement queries.”
Harry Reid is not the only person Mayorkas approved EB-5 visas for. He also approved visas to foreigners that were denied previously due to national security risks for a company called Green Tech, run by current Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe and aided by a company called Gulf Coast, owned by Tony Rodham, the brother of Hillary Clinton. They handed out visas like they were candy, with investors paying $500,000 to be included.
Green Tech was to make electric automobiles but in their years of raking in foreign money, they built a grand total of one car that they could use for exhibition purposes.
Alejandro Mayorkas ended up making out on the deal also. Obama nominated him for the number two spot at the Department of Homeland Security. His confirmation was pushed through by Harry Reid, using the nuclear option that prevented his nomination from being filibustered. He was confirmed on a party line vote of 54-41 with 5 abstentions. (Evidently some democrats did not want to go on record supporting Reid’;s corruption)
Agent Johnson is now wanting to file a federal lawsuit against Reid and the DHS and ICE but is short on funds. She has a gofundme.com page, trying to raise the money to file.