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  • Immigration Agency Removes ‘Nation of Immigrants’ From Mission Statement

    02/23/2018 7:49:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | February 23, 2018 | Adam K. Raymond
    The United States is a nation of immigrants no longer, at least according to the mission statement for the federal agency that issues green cards and visas. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services revised its mission statement Thursday to remove the phrase “nation of immigrants,” director L. Francis Cissna told staffers in a email. Here’s the old mission statement: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.” And the...
  • DACA POPULATION DATA SHEET

    02/13/2018 3:43:08 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ^ | Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    - This table refers to individuals who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as of September 4, 2017. The number of individuals who were ever granted DACA as of September 4, 2017 was approximately 800,000. This total excludes persons who applied for an initial grant of DACA and were not approved, as well as initial DACA requestors that were approved at first, but later had their initial request denied or terminated. Nearly 40,000 DACA recipients have adjusted to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, leaving about 760,000 who are not LPRs. About 70,000 individuals who were granted DACA either...
  • A Point System for USCIS Immigrant/Temporary Worker Quality Rating and Selection

    02/14/2018 9:16:03 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 2 replies
    02/14/2018 | Brian Griffin
    The purpose is to facilitate picking out high-quality potential immigrants and temporary workers to make the US the best in most everything. It's not always accurate, but it would do a good job of identifying the cream. It's far better than just assuming people are equal or valuing people by degree level alone. It is written in legislative language to a practical, detailed level not popular here. SEC. ???? PERSONAL RATING FACTOR. (a) The Secretary of HS shall create an Internet/computer-based system (1) allowing the entry of application information including web links, pictures, document scans and performance videos (2) allowing...
  • Report: Over 500 criminal 'dreamers' ordered deported are still in U.S.

    01/22/2018 9:07:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    In the latest blow to the pure image portrayed by their supporters in Congress, newly released statistics show that over 500 illegals stripped of their “dreamer” status due to crime and gang charges remain on the streets. A new analysis of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics found that 2,127 individuals had their amnesty status terminated for criminal activity and/or gang activity as of November 22, 2017. Of those booted from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival amnesty program, 562 were deported. But, said the analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies, a near equal amount — 535...
  • Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

    10/09/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 9, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.” This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly...
  • DACA Fraud Rate at ’40 to 50 Percent’, Says Former Immigration Official

    09/07/2017 2:58:25 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/7/17 | JOHN BINDER
    Fraud is rampant and “huge” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges. Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States. Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax. In an interview with LifeZette, former USCIS manager of the agency’s investigative unit, Matt O’Brien, alleged that the fraud rate for DACA is roughly “40 to 50 percent” and potentially even “higher”: “Based on what I had seen...
  • DHS takes next step on ‘extreme vetting’

    08/28/2017 12:46:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    More immigrants required to face in-person interviews to weed out fraud, security risksHomeland Security announced Monday that it will soon require more people to undergo in-person interviews before they can gain a firmer legal footing in the U.S., carrying out yet another part of President Trump’s extreme vetting executive order. While the so-called travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries has garnered most of the attention, it was just a temporary measure designed to give the government the space to stiffen its regular checks so it could be more adept at denying potential terrorists entry. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced...
  • Acting Director of USCIS Lori Scialabba Resigns at Homeland Security

    03/08/2017 11:49:47 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Lori Scialabba, the Acting Director at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security, “announced her coming retirement from federal service” on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed to Breitbart News. Scialabba was number one on the list of eight Obama holdover bureaucrats identified by Breitbart News that President Trump “can fire or remove at Homeland Security.”
  • Another spying scandal at Gitmo

    12/01/2009 2:59:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 710+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2009 | PAUL SPERRY
    A number of Arabic and Pashtu interpreters at the terror-war detention center at Guantanamo Bay are under active investigation for omitting valuable intelligence from their translations of detainee interrogations, among other security breaches. This could taint some of the evidence at the "9/11 trial" in New York and proceedings against other detainees. Remarkably, the Pentagon never cleaned up the "mole infestation" at its highest-security facility after the FBI busted a Muslim spy ring at Gitmo in 2003. The 2003 probe involved at least two Arabic interpreters with high-level security clearance. Senior Airman Ahmad al-Halabi, a Syrian native, and former Army...
  • DHS rushing faulty citizenship system that could miss ‘national security threats’:IG

    01/23/2017 10:50:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The government’s new system that grants citizenship has “alarming” security breaches, including allowing immigrants to be approved without a full FBI background check, the Homeland Security inspector general said Monday in an “urgent” warning telling the government to put everything on hold. Inspector General John Roth said he got wind that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was about to take the troubled system online later this month, and said he was compelled to issue the extraordinary alert to try to prevent a massive mistake. He said that as of Jan. 11, about 175 citizenship applications were approved despite never having...
  • Tom Tancredo: Oath to Defend America Made Optional Because It Could Reduce Muslim Immigration

    06/27/2016 2:02:32 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    Former Congressman Tom Tancredo joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Sunday to discuss Tancredo’s latest column for Breitbart News, “Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America.” Tancredo explained that, in July of 2015, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS, sometimes shortened by Tancredo to USIS) “decided there was part of the Oath of Allegiance that has been taken by millions, and millions, and millions of immigrants into this country. It’s the last thing they have to do before actually getting their citizenship” that should be made optional. It was...
  • In Obama';s world, naturalized citizens don't need to pledge to defend America

    06/26/2016 7:19:46 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Legal aliens seeking to become citizens don't have to pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States." anymore, thanks to a ruling by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). In fact, they don't even have to list a religious objection to serving in the armed forces. Breitbart: According to the Naturalization Fact Sheet on the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website, In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the nation welcomed 729,995 Legal Permanent Residents into full citizenship.
  • more awards for helping with immigration

    05/02/2016 3:24:15 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 6 replies
    email | 5/2/16
    this came by email USCIS Official Among Finalists for 2016 Service to America Medals Inbox x U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 4:08 PM (1 hour ago) to me Release Date: May 02, 2016 WASHINGTON—Mariela Melero, associate director for Customer Service and Public Engagement at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is a finalist for the 2016 Service to America Medals honoring excellence among federal employees. “I came to this country with my parents as a refugee,” Melero said. “It is both an honor and a privilege to be able to help others navigate our immigration system.” The Partnership for Public Service...
  • USCIS Wins Igniting Innovation Award(Immigration Svcs awarded for replacing Americans with H-1B wor

    this came by email from uscis@public.govdelivery.com. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won the overall Igniting Innovation Award Monday at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C. A panel of government and industry judges selected USCIS as the overall winner for their work with myUSCIS, a service, available in both English and Spanish, that helps people navigate the immigration process. The tool launched in December 2014 and provides up-to-date information about immigration benefits, resources to find citizenship preparation classes and doctors across the country, and tools to help prepare for...
  • Indian IT Services And Modern Day Slavery

    03/21/2016 10:00:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 03/21/2016 | Karthik Sundaram President & CEO, Purplepatch Services LLC
    Recently, social media was up in arms when Marc Andreessen made an out-of-order comment on his portfolio company's failure to implement FreeBasics in India. The 1B Indian population was "offended" and lashed out in various outbursts. We pride ourselves in being free and open. On another note, we seem to be completely blind to some glaring inside issues in the India IT services industry and how it grinds the brightest of brains into slave-level drudgery. The biggest manifestation of this modern-day slavery is the H1B Visa game played by the large multi-billion dollar firms.On April 1, 2015, the USCIS received...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Immigration officials shielded accused San Bernardino conspirator from ICE agents

    03/15/2016 8:41:38 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/15/16 | s dinan
    Federal immigration officers refused to let an armed team of agents into their office to detain the accused conspirator in December’s San Bernardino terrorist attack, government officials acknowledged Tuesday, exposing an embarrassing lack of communication within the Department of Homeland Security. Those who ran the legal immigration benefits office in San Bernardino refused to let a team from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement enter to detain and hold Enrique Marquez so the FBI could interview him later, Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said. It turned out Mr. Marquez didn’t show for the meeting at the...
  • U.S Gives Immigrants “Severe Weather” Amnesty for Recent Floods

    01/09/2016 8:42:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    judicial watch ^ | 1/8/16 | staff
    Always on the prowl for opportunities to grant illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration is capitalizing on the recent floods to reward undocumented aliens in the affected regions with a special “severe weather immigration relief.” The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It appears that in the last few years USCIS has been preoccupied with shielding illegal aliens who may not be candidates for the president’s broader executive amnesty initiatives from deportation. Judicial Watch has reported on this extensively over the years,...
  • Obama’s Immigration Agency Now ‘Welcoming All Residents’

    10/26/2015 2:14:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 26, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    An Obama program within the Department of Homeland Security is tasked with turning foreigners into citizens as quickly as possible. The Obama administration’s efforts to transform the nation’s electorate through immigration is running at full speed. White House employees have been sent to the Department of Homeland Security to accelerate President Obama’s efforts to integrate foreigners into the American political landscape as quickly as possible — preferably by November 2016. Meet Mariestella Fischer Vélez. Velez has joined the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service. Velez is on a detailfrom the White House for 120 days to steer...
  • Homeland Security finally gets cracking — to register Hillary voters

    09/23/2015 12:59:48 PM PDT · by tje · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:57am | Michelle Malkin
    There’s only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly: election season. While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are hastily recruiting tens of thousands of foreigners for the Obama administration’s new “U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration” campaign. For the past week, the agency has staged more than 200 naturalization ceremonies for more than 36,000 new citizens. In partnership with the Interior Department (the same one that blocked American veterans from...