EB-5办公室新主任上任

2018-09-17

EB5Sir

IIUSA消息,10月底IIUSA和AILA(全美移民律师协会)联合主办的EB-5大会上,移民局EB-5办公室新主任,将加入大会常客签证办公室主任Charles Oppenheim的行列,到场讲话。

来看下新主任的介绍:

Sarah Kendall,2018年6月10日,就任移民局EB-5办公室主任,在此之前,她于2017年9月起担任主任的资深顾问。

值得注意的是,在此之前,2012-2015年,她任移民局的欺诈和国家安全部门的副主任,2010-2012年她任边境和国土执法部门的国家安全委员会主任。她在移民局过去的职责包括了,移民、有组织的犯罪、恐怖主义、谍报、执法和反欺诈政策。

不知道,她转到EB-5部门来,是否就是为了加强打击EB-5欺诈的力度。详细简历如下,就不翻译了:

Sarah Kendall began serving as the new chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office on June 10, 2018. She has served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Director since September, 2017. Before that, she served as the associate director for the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate from 2012 to 2015. She joined USCIS in May 2012 after serving as the National Security Council’s (NSC) director for border and interior enforcement since January 2010. Her duties involved immigration, transnational organized crime, terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, and anti-fraud policy. Kendall began her federal career with the Department of Justice in October 1996 through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. She litigated immigration matters in the Central District of California and served as enforcement counsel for INS headquarters. She led the National Security Law Division at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from 2001 to 2004. From 2004 to 2005, she held the position of deputy director for ICE’s Office of Training and Career Development. In 2005, she was appointed as the immigration policy director in the DHS Office of Policy. From 2006 to 2008, she worked as senior counselor to the deputy director of USCIS. Kendall has served three tours at the NSC. From 2008 to 2009, she was selected as director of international justice issues; from 2010 to 2012, she served as director for border security and interior enforcement; and from 2015 to 2016, she served as senior director for the transborder directorate. Kendall has also served as a senior counselor to the undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the secretary of Homeland Security. Kendall received her bachelor’s degree in international affairs and Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1989. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1996. She speaks fluent French and Spanish. 

2014年起,EB-5办公室已经换了第三任主任。2014年初,Nicholas Colucci上任,但是在2016年下半年起,据说Colucci主任将去移民局地方办公室任职,随后当时的副主任Julia Harrison开始担任代理主任,但是没想到1年多的时间,又来个新主任。

Kendall主任的发言,将会是在10月29日上午9:30,IIUSA现在在收集会前提问,截止日是10月12日。大家如果对移民局有问题的话,可以准备下,交给去参加会议的IIUSA会员(可以是你们的律师或区域中心代表)代为提问,或者给我留言,一并托人带去提问。毕竟,我们现在有非常多的问题,期望得到移民局澄清。

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