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  • 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...
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance According to Islamic Law

    08/06/2015 2:37:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law.On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized.The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law.Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to exclude these two...
  • Obama Alters U.S. Oath Of Allegiance In Compliance With Islamic Law [Chrislam]

    08/06/2015 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/5/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized. The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to...
  • Obama Administration Modifies U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    08/06/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance that immigrants must take before becoming naturalized.  The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. Now the USCIS says, “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to...
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    08/06/2015 12:07:03 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday Aug 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized. The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to...
  • Obama’s ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed

    07/21/2015 5:50:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/15 | Julia Hahn
    President Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sarah Saldańa testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence. After hearing emotional testimony from families torn apart by illegal immigrant murderers, Republican members of Congress grilled two administration witnesses: Leon Rodriquez, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Sarah Saldańa, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Both Rodriquez and Saldańa have been tasked with carrying out President Obama’s executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers, which includes work permits...
  • Did Obama Administration Really Accidentally Disobey Judge’s Order on Immigration?

    05/24/2015 9:27:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 31 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Justice Department’s latest filings in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states in the Southern District of Texas are a little hard to believe—and somewhat comical, in a way. Back in February, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Now, in an attempt to explain why the injunction was violated, Leon Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, has outlined in an affidavit a long list of instructions and orders he gave to implement Hanen’s order. The main excuse given for USCIS’s issuing three-year deferrals and Employment...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Immigration agency: Single Hispanic females deserve asylum in U.S.

    04/23/2015 1:04:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening up new ways for the current surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S. The guidance, a 27-page training document from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says women who flee Central America because they fear being a single woman at the head of a household can be deemed to be part of a targeted social group, and can make a claim that...
  • Obama gives amnesty to known gang member, possibly 20 others

    04/21/2015 9:26:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration granted amnesty to at least one known gang member under President Obama’s program for Dreamers, and as many as 20 others may also have been approved, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Tuesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving amnesty applications, admitted it broke its own rules in approving the gang member for tentative legal status, agency chief Leon Rodriguez said in a letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley. “Based on standard procedures and processes in place at the time, the [deferred action] request and related employment authorization should not have been...
  • Obama Using Your Tax Dollars to “Resettle” Central Americans in the United States

    04/04/2015 6:18:53 PM PDT · by progunner · 27 replies
    Tea Party ^ | April 1, 2015 1:25 pm | Judicial Watch
    Free Transportation Included To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency.Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially...
  • Gov’t Union: Obama’s Weak Immigration Policy Is Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11

    03/03/2015 10:16:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 03, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union. Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday. “By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said. Obama’s rollback of security checks means that “it is more than likely that...
  • Obama amnesty has feds bracing for illegal immigrant onslaught

    02/10/2015 5:51:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The government expects so many applications for President Obama’s new deportation amnesty that it’s seeking a contractor just to open the new mail and enter the forms into the system, with plans to operate two shifts from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every workday to keep up with the anticipated workload. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving the applications, expects more than 800,000 applications in just the first two and a half months, or a 70 percent surge compared to last year’s total intake for the entire agency. Over the first 18 or so months, the...
  • Cruel Reality: Obama Paying for Illegal Amnesty With Fees Paid by Legal Immigrants

    12/12/2014 12:47:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As the debate rages on Capitol Hill about how to defund President Obama's executive action that gives legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, it's important to take a look at where the funding for his new amnesty program is coming from. The funding for Obama's executive action is coming through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee, not tax based agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security. Because the USCIS is a fee based agency, many have argued Congress cannot defund it. According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress does in fact have the ability to defund the...
  • Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old

    11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ian Smith
    This week the New York Post [1] reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, MayorkasÂ’ tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world...
  • Immigration Agents’ Union Begs Public for Help Fighting Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    10/28/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 27, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A union of federal immigration-law-enforcement workers issued a statement “pleading” for the American people to pressure Congress to block President Obama’s expected executive orders on immigration. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services union president wrote of “constant violations to the Immigrant and Nationality Act” in his letter. “This statement is intended for the public: if you care about your immigration security and your neighborhood security, you must act now to ensure that Congress stops this unilateral amnesty. Let your voice be heard and spread the word to your neighbors,” wrote union president Kenneth Palinkas. “We who serve in our...
  • USCIS Scrubs Webpage Confirming Native-Born And Natural-Born Are Separate Subsets Of Citizen.

    09/05/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 56 replies
    U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services ^ | 9-5-2013 | Cold Case Posse Supporter
    Back on April 2, 2013 I posted a thread titled 'Listen Up: Here Is Proof Native-Born Citizens And Natural-Born Citizens Are Separate'. In that thread I provided a link to the U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services website page that stated the following: The Immigration and Naturalization Service: “Interpretation 324.2 Reacquisition of citizenship lost by marriage.” Interpretation 324.2(a)(7): “(7) Restoration of citizenship is prospective . Restoration to citizenship under any one of the three statutes is not regarded as having erased the period of alienage that immediately preceded it. The words “shall be deemed to be a citizen of the United...
  • Immigration Union Warns Republicans About Legalizing DREAMers (Cantor's KIDS Act)

    08/01/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Univision ABC ^ | 7/31/13 | TED HESSON
    A union representing 12,000 federal immigration workers is warning top House Republicans against legalizing young undocumented immigrants. The union is made up of employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles immigration paperwork. In a letter sent on Tuesday to four Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin), the union expressed worries about a Republican bill that would legalize DREAMers. Since President Obama has already given deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants -- and bypassed Congress to do it -- the union worries he might similarly use his executive power to rework...
  • Feds probe company that helped get EB-5 funding for McAuliffe's Greentech

    07/23/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    AP reporter Alicia Caldwell has discovered that a high ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security is under investigation for helping to facilitate access to the EB-5 program for a Chinese Company through the group Gulf Coast Management.
  • APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed (Hillary link)

    07/23/2013 11:57:41 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    MYSA/AP ^ | July 23, 2013 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL,
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated Press has learned. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is being investigated for his role in helping the company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, according to congressional officials briefed on the investigation. The officials spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the...
  • IMMIGRATION UPDATE: U.S. Government Now Giving Green Cards for Gay Marriage

    03/15/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT · by John Q. Patriot · 14 replies
    John Q. Patriot ^ | March 15, 2013 | John Q. Patriot
    During the course of the ongoing Comprehensive Immigration Reform debate, media outlets have called attention to the plight of Americans in same sex relationships who, it is claimed, have no means of petitioning for the legal immigration of their partners. See for example one recent Seattle Times article at: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020501363_lgbtimmigrationxml.html. Recently, the Obama Administration has made the inclusion of provisions for same sex immigrants part of their proposal for the complete overhaul of America's immigration system. However, it would seem that both the official line of the Administration and the popular line of the media are substantially outdated. U.S. Citizenship...
  • Activists Warn of Possible Dangers of Deferred Action in Video

    08/16/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies
    Hispanically speaking news ^ | Aug. 15, 2012 | Hispanically Speaking News
    A group of pro-immigrant activists in Chicago on Tuesday released an informational video warning about the possible dangers of deferred action, which on Wednesday will begin to register undocumented young people who want to try and postpone deportation. The video, “Defer the Bulls—t,” may be seen online at www.moratoriumondeportations.org and is an effort to resist the government’s alleged disinformation campaign about the program. “While some youth may have a chance at relief, Deferred Action is at best insufficient, and at worst misleading, dangerous and deliberately deceptive,” said Jose Herrera of the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign on Tuesday. Some 20 members...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Officials Push Agents to ‘Rush’ Immigrant Visas – Even If FRAUD Suspected (USCIS)

    01/03/2012 3:52:50 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-03-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With Arizona As if Obama's plan to cut National Guard troops on the Mexican border by 75% at a time when there has been a sudden surge in border crossers wasn't leaving the United States vulnerable enough, now a report has revealed a new insanity - lowered standards for granting immigration visas: Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants’ visa applications, sometimes against the officers’ will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents....A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly...
  • Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/30/2011 5:39:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs, false statements, and general conspiracy charges,” referred...
  • VIDEO: Broken Immigration: Mayor Bloomberg Declines to Discuss His Solution – that is already Law

    09/27/2010 4:43:29 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 1 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | September 27, 2010 | Marinka Peschmann
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg loves the press when journalists fawn over him but dare to call him on his truthfulness and candor; he hides. Last June, Mayor Bloomberg created a media splash when he launched the Partnership for a New American Economy, a national coalition to reform immigration, where he spoke about one of his solutions – to give investors green cards to create jobs for Americans. But as I reported here, the Mayor’s idea is not new– it’s already the law. Called the EB-5 category, it’s been on the books since 1990. The EB-5 provision has the...
  • USCIS National Children's Art Project ["We Are America"]

    08/06/2010 12:50:46 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies
    USCIS ^ | August 4, 2010 | Staff
    USCIS National Children's Art Project- "We Are America": The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has commissioned an art project for children across the United States to create images depicting their interpretation of the theme, “We Are America.” This project asks children to draw pictures that answer the question “People have come from all over the world to become Americans. Why does that make us great?” USCIS will collaborate on this project with public libraries and other community-based organizations serving America’s immigrant communities this summer. USCIS will display submissions in offices across the country and will recognize participants during the...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's immigration back door--The federal government has become the enemy of the law

    08/02/2010 6:26:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 7+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | Editorial
    The Obama administration's way to deal with the problem of illegal immigration is to declare it legal. This is the upshot of an 11-page memo from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about "Administrative alternatives to comprehensive immigration reform." As the title suggests, it is a compendium of backdoor measures the executive branch claims it can take without having to deal with pesky things like congressional authorization. The Obama administration is seeking to "reduce the threat of removal" for "individuals present in the United States without authorization," employing the latest euphemism for illegal aliens. The fact that the government considers...
  • Obama 'Scheming' on Immigrant Amnesty? Memo Draws Republican Fire

    07/30/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT · by toma29 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/30/2010
    Critics of President Obama's immigration policy have pounced on an internal government memo they say shows the administration is trying to circumvent Congress on immigration reform and avoid deporting some illegal immigrants. An undated, internal draft memo by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services leaked Thursday outlines "administrative relief options to… reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization." "In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform," it reads, "USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations." While the federal government has long exercised discretion in...
  • You've got mail: America's broken Immigration Agency at work

    05/11/2010 2:30:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies · 412+ views
    Big Government ^ | 5-11-10 | Marinka Peschmann
    Under a bombardment of condemnation, Arizona has taken action to address illegal immigration and is fighting back by telling Washington to “do your job.” Meanwhile, on Sunday President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Justice Department was “considering” a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law. How did the immigration crisis occur? It happened because Washington didn’t do their job and secure the borders — and because under both Republican and Democratic leadership, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly the Immigration Naturalization Services (INS), ran amok. If Americans want to see how broken and incompetent...
  • Immigration Reform: Terrorists Have Applied for Green Cards

    03/17/2010 7:48:08 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies · 300+ views
    Big Government ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | Marinka Peschmann
    Last Thursday President Obama, whose commitment to comprehensive immigration reform is “unwavering,” met with Sen. Chuck Schumer D-N.Y. and Sen. Lindsey Graham R- S.C. to discuss a proposed bill to fix the broken immigration system. While the details remain somewhat elusive, according to the Los Angles Times: “The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in...
  • Remarks by the President... [Re: Immigration]

    06/26/2009 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 557+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 25, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO DISCUSS IMMIGRATION State Dining Room 3:17 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. We have just finished what I consider to be a very productive meeting on one of the most critical issues that I think this nation faces, and that is an immigration system that is broken and needs fixing. We have members of Congress from both chambers, from parties, who have participated in...
  • Art Bell's Wife Denied Visa

    06/06/2009 10:24:56 PM PDT · by BonRad · 56 replies · 4,967+ views
    Coast to Coast ^ | June 6, 2009 | Art Bell
    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/art-bell-s-wife-denied-u-s-visa Art Bell's Wife Denied U.S. Visa June 06, 2009 Art Bell's Wife Denied U.S. Visa Airyn Bell, wife of radio talk show legend Art Bell, has been denied a U.S. Visa. Read about their incredible struggle against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). [Click the image on the left for proof the USCIS received the necessary documents from the Bells.] Please also help Art plead his wife's case. Contact the President and his staff at whitehouse.gov. Here's the letter Art Bell wrote to Senator Harry Reid on behalf of his wife Airyn Bell: My name is Arthur W....
  • Amnesty? Senator Schumer Chairs Comprehensive Immigration Reform Hearing Today

    04/30/2009 5:44:46 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 11 replies · 999+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 30, 2009 | Marinka Peschmann
    Senator “Chuck” Schumer (D. N.Y.) will chair a hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform later today, called “Can We Do It and How?” If past is prologue, with Mr. Schumer crafting immigration reform expect amnesty and a policy that may ultimately hurt America. Why? Because Senator Schumer’s early leadership role to fix America’s immigration system arguably contributed to the broken system that afflicts America today. Recall it was in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan signed the far-reaching and ineffective Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Schumer, the then little known Democratic congressman was singled out by the President for his...
  • U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services Blasts Journalist over Crime & Corruption Story

    02/04/2009 7:21:10 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 7 replies · 610+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Marinka Peschmann
    On January 24 Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes, currently the highest ranking official at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent a scathing letter to CFP’s editor to rebuke an article I wrote on January 21 entitled, Crime and Corruption at the UCSIS. My article cited criminal investigations like this one where “…several USCIS employees” were “accused of aiding Islamic extremists with identification fraud and of exploiting the visa system for personal gain” as source material. Story here. “It was shameful reporting and a deliberate smear that should not be counted as news,” Aytes wrote, defending the USCIS, an...
  • The Immigration Bailout

    01/15/2009 11:37:42 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 579+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 1/15/09 | Marinka Peschmann
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ inefficiency turned U.S. law and order into a travesty There is another crisis on the verge of catching fire in America and the bailout has already begun. It is the bailout to fix the costly fallout created by decades of failed immigration policies that taxpayers have been funding and will continue to fund to mop up the mess. Last November, a fraction of the bailout went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a $2.6 billion a-year agency. The USCIS received $500 million over five years to modernize its case management system. This agency...
  • The Immigration Bailout

    01/15/2009 6:29:50 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 462+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 15, 2009 | Marinka Peschmann
    There is another crisis on the verge of catching fire in America and the bailout has already begun. It is the bailout to fix the costly fallout created by decades of failed immigration policies that taxpayers have been funding and will continue to fund to mop up the mess.
  • Vanity: Pakistan-Sanctioned Terrorists Killed Americans; Shouldn't US Prohibit Paki's from US Entry?

    12/05/2008 3:01:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (vanity) | 6 December 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    Tonight (Friday a.m. US time) Pakistan gave its official answer to India on the request to turn over to India ASAP Islamic terrorists based on Pakistan soil and operating out in the open. Our friend and good ally India has ramped up the pressure and now banned the entry of Pakistani nationals into it's country by land, sea or air.The massive terrorist attack in Mumbai had a strong element of not only India being targeted, but the United States as well. Our fellow Americans were sought out, and some were killed.All intelligence points to Pakistan as the base for these...
  • Exclusive: Did Immigration Fraud Have a Hand in Creation of Alleged Minnesota Terror Group?

    12/01/2008 8:08:18 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 564+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 12/1/08 | Michael Cutler
    A recent ABC report should be of concern to all Americans and to our elected leaders. It regards Shirwa Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen who is believed to have committed a suicide bombing in Somalia and – even more disturbing – may have been involved in the recruitment of young men of Somali descent here in the United States. The news report further states that more than a dozen such men, perhaps as many as 40 and mostly in their 20s, have "disappeared." Here are the most important questions: How did Shirwa Ahmed acquire citizenship through the naturalization process? Did...
  • Widespread problems, fraud found in H-1B program

    10/12/2008 12:30:26 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 12 replies · 660+ views
    Computerworld ^ | October 9, 2008 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Widespread problems, fraud found in H-1B programU.S. study finds incidents of forged documents, fake degrees, 'shell' companiesAn internal report by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) examining the H-1B visa program has found evidence of forged documents and fake degrees, and even "shell" companies giving addresses of fake locations.The USCIS report, released Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), indicates that serious violations of the H-1B program by employers are so common that one in five visas are affected by either fraud or "technical violations." This means that potentially thousands of employers may be violating the rules, some willfully.Employers...
  • U.S. Immigration Agents (USCIS & ICE) Fell Short of Probe Goal

    12/18/2007 8:04:10 PM PST · by Robert Lomax · 7 replies · 198+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2007 | Spencer S. Hsu
    U.S. immigration agents investigated only 139 suspected fraud cases referred by the main anti-fraud unit of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services last year, or less than 1 percent of 1 percent of about 6 million applications for citizenship, green cards and other benefits, federal investigators reported yesterday.
  • Agency's Message: No Reason To Fear Us

    11/10/2007 6:08:45 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 6 replies · 160+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2007 | Karin Brulliard
    The Northern Virginia office of the federal agency that processes immigration applications will hold its first public forum next month to answer questions from immigrants. The forum also is intended to spread word that the agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, is distinct from its feared federal cousins, the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. "We don't want people to fear us," said Greg Christian, director of the Vienna office of USCIS.... The agency is often assailed...as an impenetrable bureaucracy with complicated forms and a help hotline that dispenses unreliable information. It has also recently...