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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:45 PM

Trumps Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters

Lee Francis Cissna, President Trumpís nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol Hill aide.

But it turns out he has left many clues about how he could reverse Obama-era policies if he becomes director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a non-enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

On Wednesday, May 24, Cissna, 50, who has worked on immigration policy at Homeland Security for much of his career, is scheduled to appear at a confirmation hearing chaired by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley. From 2015 until earlier this year, Cissna worked for Grassley on immigration issues, having been detailed to his staff by Homeland Security. During that time, he remained on the agencyís payroll.

While there, he drafted dozens of letters under the senatorís name to Homeland Security officials, helping Grassley, an Iowa Republican, to intensify his oversight of immigration and creating a blueprint for dismantling President Obamaís initiatives, according to a dozen current and former agency and congressional staff members.


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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:55 PM

1. Thanks for the post.


Understand this type of garbage is prevalent with many Staffers and mostly the Rethugs. It is so easy to send a Op-Ed or a letter to the Editor of some same town Rag. Key is the Postmark on the Envelope and this will get printed. Proved it when I asked a small town News Rag owner Editor, when I recognized this same Letter posted in my local Right Wing Rag,his comment was,well I tend to print Conservative Ideals and I look at the postmarks,and I am a Member in good Standing in our County GOP club.

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