Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump’s Immigration Ideas Get Even Weirder

Trump: 'I'm thinking about' pulling ICE out of California

By Rafael Bernal, The Hill
February 22, 2018
President Trump said Thursday that he is thinking of pulling federal immigration enforcement officers from California over the state's sanctuary policies.

"Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation," Trump said at a White House meeting on school safety.[…]

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America’s immigration agency removes “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement
The agency’s head also calls on staff to stop calling immigrants “customers.”

By Dara Lind, Vox
February 22, 2018
US Citizenship and Immigration Services isn’t for immigrants anymore.

That’s not an exaggeration. USCIS, the federal agency responsible for issuing visas and green cards and for naturalizing immigrants as US citizens, has unveiled a new mission statement that strips out all references to immigrants themselves — including taking out a line that called the US a “nation of immigrants.” And in an email to agency staff Thursday, as first reported by the Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux, director L. Francis Cissna bragged about the change — saying that USCIS wasn’t supposed to help immigrants and the US citizens seeking to sponsor them, but rather “the American people.”[…]

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