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National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council letter

National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council letter

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National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council release, opposing the "gang of 8" immigration bill.
National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council release, opposing the "gang of 8" immigration bill.

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Published by: Susan Duclos on May 20, 2013
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AMERICAN
FEDERATION
OFGOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEESCOUNCIL
1191
AFFILIATED
WITHTHE
AFL-CIO
ll.S. Citizenship
&
l
mmigr~ttion
Services
USCIS UNION PRESIDENT: LAWMAKERS SHOULD OPPOSE SENATEIMMIGRATIONBILL, SUPPORT IMMIGRATION SERVICE OFFICERS
FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20
1
h,
2013Contact:NationalCitizenship& ImmigrationServices Council
WASHINGTON-
KennethPalinkas,President
of
the
National Citizenship
and
Immigration
ServicesCouncil,
the
union representing
12,000United StatesCitizenship
and
Immigration
Services(USCIS)
adjudications
officers
and
staff, issued a
statement today
afteradding
his
name
to
the
letter
organized by theNational
ICE
Council
detailing
concerns
over
theGang
of
Eight
immigration
Legislation,
or
S. 744.
Mr.
Palinkas' statement
follows:
"I
am pleased to add my nametothe nationwide lawenforcementletterorganizedby the National ICE Council. Weat USCISare honored tostand withimmigrationofficersand law enforcement officials across the nation.DedicatedUSCIS adjudicationsofficersandstaffperform the indispensablework
of
reviewing millions
of
applications every singleyearfor those seeking toreceive visas,become citizens and permanent residents,
or
to otherwise adjust their immigrationstatus.The mission
of
our federalemployeesiscriticalto identifying threats and providing for public safetyand nationalsecurity.Wearetheverybackbone
of
ournation
's
immigrationsystem andwillbeatthecenter
of
implementing anyimmigrationreform. Yet,like the ICECouncil,theUSC IS Councilwas notconsultedin thecrafting
of
theGang
of
Eight'slegislation.Instead, the legislationwaswritten withspecial
interests-producing
abill thatmakes the current systemworse,not better. S. 744willdamage publicsafetyand nationalsecurity and should beopposedby lawmakers.Thislegislationfailsto addresssome
of
the mostseriousconcerns theUS CIS Councilhasaboutthe currentsystem which Congressmustaddress,including: --USCIS adjudications officers arepressured to rubberstampapplications instead
of
conductingdiligent case review and investigation.Theculture atUSCIS encouragesallapplications to be approved, discouraging proper investigation into red flags and discouraging the denial
of
anyapplications. USCIShas been turned into
an
"approval machine."--USCIShas created analmostinsurmountable bureaucracywhich oftenpreventsUSCIS adjudications officersfrom contacting and coordinating withICE agentsandofficersin cases that should have their involvement.USCISofficers are pressured to approvevisaapplications for many individuals ICE agents have determinedshouldbe placed into deportation proceedings. --USCIS officerswho identify illegalaliensthat,inaccordancewith lawshould be placed into immigration removal proceedings before a federal judge, are preventedfrom exercisingtheirauthorityand responsibility to issueNotices
To
Appear (NTAs).In the rarecasethat anofficer

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