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George Farag, PhD


U.S. Diplomat | Consul
Author | Consultant | Contributor

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Dr. George Farag is a United States diplomat and political anthropologist who is currently the CEO of Silverline Strategies and provides expert analysis on U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visa policy and processes. A member of America’s “expeditionary diplomats,” he served with an elite group of foreign services officers that specialized in high-risk missions; diplomacy's equivalent of the military's special forces.  George was among the first diplomats to enter Iraq in 2003 and helped evacuate 15,000 Americans during the 2006 war in Lebanon.  He has also worked in consular services with U.S. embassies in the Middle East for over a decade and decided on thousands of visa applications.

George holds a U.S. government security clearance and is the recipient of the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award, the Meritorious Honor Award, and the George P. Schultz Consular Certificate. He has written on immigration policy, including op-eds in the New York Daily News and the National Law Review as well as the book Pro-American Immigration: Common Ground in our Immigration Strategy. Born in Egypt, George immigrated to the U.S. and is a proud product of America’s public welfare and education systems.

My Thoughts on Immigration Policy


“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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