Friday, July 31, 2020

If the immigration agency shuts down, how will we welcome aspiring Americans?


Sharvari Dalal-Dheini & Royce Bernstein Murray on The Hill,  "former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees, civil servants with a combined 18 years of experience under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations," offer thoughts on the upcoming furlough of USCIS employees.  They critically analyze how USCIS has arrived to a place with furloughs on the horizon.  Here is the conclusion:

"The story of immigration to the United States is ultimately one of human potential — the desire to work hard, support one's family, and contribute to the future of our powerful nation. We cannot allow the government agency tasked with welcoming newcomers to be stopped in its tracks. USCIS and its thousands of employees must be enabled to continue the important work they do each and every day. With funding and accountability from Congress, this vision is possible."


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