September 22, 2021

Volume XI, Number 265

George Farag

Dr. George Farag is an author and expert in U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visa policy and processes.  After the attacks of 9/11, he joined the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service. Dr. Farag served as an American Diplomat and Consular Officer at high-risk U.S. embassies abroad.  He interviewed thousands of applicants and decided on their visa applications.  His decisions were based on his command of U.S. immigration law and particularly the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). 

Holder of a U.S. government security clearance, Dr. Farag was on the Consular Affairs Crisis Response team that evacuated 15,000 Americans during the 2006 Lebanon War.  He was also among the first U.S. diplomats to enter Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Currently, Dr. Farag provides management consulting services for public and private sector organizations on immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing.  His consulting work has touched the visa application process of over three million people seeking to come to America. 

His proficiency in visa processing is complemented by his personal experience as an immigrant to America.  He prides himself on knowing immigration from both sides of the process and uses his knowledge to engage stakeholders in the immigration policy debate.  He has been featured in the national and international press and commented on lawsuits involving immigration. 

Dr. Farag is the recipient of the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award, the Meritorious Honor Award, and the George P. Schultz Consular Certificate. He is the author of the book Pro-American Immigration:  Common Ground in our Immigration Strategy

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Articles in the National Law Review database by George Farag

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