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George Farag, PhD

U.S. Diplomat (fr) | Author

U.S. Consul | Consultant | Contributor

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Dr. George Farag is an expert in U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visa policy. He served as a Diplomat and Consular Officer at high-risk American embassies and decided on thousands of visa applications.   In his current role, Dr. Farag provides management consulting services for public and private sector organizations on immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing.


From his perspective as a government official and private consultant, Dr. Farag can provide unique expertise on critical issues in the headlines today related to American immigration including:


  • The Immigration ban.

  • The Supreme Court ruling on DACA.

  • The current administration’s position on birthright citizenship – what’s good, bad and downright ugly about it.

  • Common misconceptions around family or employment-based immigration.

  • Specifics around the Diversity (lottery) visa, the “genius” visa and other exceptions to the typical visa processes

  • The debate over public charge requirements for green card holders.

  • The American naturalization process and who is being left out.


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 holds a doctoral degree in political anthropology from Syracuse University and authored the book Pro-American Immigration: Common Ground in our Immigration Strategy.

My Book


“Exceptionally informative, impressively written, organized and presented, Pro-American Immigration provides a fresh, timely, and practical perspective on immigration.”

– James Cox, Midwest Book Review


“There is nobody more qualified than Dr. Farag to discuss this issue. This is the premier resource to understanding the state of our immigration policy in laymen terms.”

– Wayne Barber, Award Winning Author’s Hour


"What Dr. Farag is sharing is nothing that the mainstream media discusses.  He brings to the conversation a very positive and unique insight that needs to be included in this debate.” 

- Bill Martinez, The Bill Martinez Show

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