AILA Policy Brief: Seven Ways USCIS Is Defying the Will of Congress

This policy brief examines seven ways in which USCIS is transforming from the immigration benefits service that Congress intended, into another DHS enforcement arm.

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  • Click to tweet: Through a series of insidious new policies and practices under the Trump administration, #USCIS has shifted into a more enforcement-oriented agency. Read @AILANational’s policy brief for more information. http://ow.ly/aYFh30nPrEg

  • Click to tweet: By prioritizing enforcement over adjudication, certain actions taken by #USCIS undermine the legal #immigration system that the agency exists to administer. Read more in this @AILANational policy brief: http://ow.ly/aYFh30nPrEg

  • Click to tweet: By taking steps like requesting the transfer of $200 million to ICE for, among other purposes, the hiring of over 300 enforcement officers, USCIS is shifting more and more into enforcement. Read more from @AILANational. http://ow.ly/aYFh30nPrEg

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  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was established as a benefits-oriented agency. However, by taking steps like requesting the transfer of $200 million to ICE to hire 300 enforcement officers, USCIS is shifting more and more into enforcement. Read more from AILA National in this policy brief: http://ow.ly/aYFh30nPrEg

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19022570.

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