From The Washington Post
“The United States is no longer ‘a nation of immigrants’ — at least according to a new mission statement from the government agency that awards citizenship.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, told its employees Thursday that they will now adhere to a new mission statement that eliminates language characterizing the agency’s purpose as securing ‘America’s promise as a nation of immigrants,’ according to an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post. The memo also eliminates a reference to those seeking immigration benefits as “customers.”
A USCIS spokesman confirmed the memo and said the change it is effective immediately.
This is the previous mission statement:
‘USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.’
And this is the new version:
‘U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.’“
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