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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:17 PM

Trump administration preparing to close international immigration offices

Source: Washington Post



The Trump administration is preparing to shutter all 21 international offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a move that could slow the processing of family visa applications, foreign adoptions and citizenship petitions from members of the military.

USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna said in an email to staff Tuesday that he is working to transfer those duties -- now performed by employees worldwide -- to domestic offices and the State Department's embassies and consulates. He wrote that if the State Department agrees, the agency would move to close its international field offices in coming months "in an effort to maximize our agency's finite resources."

"I believe by doing so, we will better leverage our funds to address backlogs in the United States while also leveraging existing Department of State resources at post," he wrote. "Change can be difficult and can cause consternation. I want to assure you we will work to make this as smooth a transition as possible for each of our USCIS staff while also ensuring that those utilizing our services may continue to do so and our agency operations continue undisrupted."

The shift will ripple to offices in New Delhi, Port-au-Prince, Rome and numerous other cities where the agency has offices that handle emergencies, smooth backlogs in immigration petitions, and provide direct information in foreign languages. USCIS foreign offices also investigate fraud.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-preparing-to-close-international-immigration-offices/2019/03/12/e8db2be4-44d3-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html



Probably will be taken to court. I expect these are line items that Congress puts in the budget/appropriations.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:29 PM

1. Just great another means to make our country more vulnerable.............................the further

dismantling of the agency within the Department of State ..............................maybe it's time to block funds for Air Force One...........................un-fucking believable, the racism runs deep with this crowd of fascist...................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. Right - because cutting funding always cuts down backlogs

Why is it that everything those jerks want to succeed receive increases in funding to make them work, but everything they hate needs reductions in funding to make them work? Everyone knows you invest to make things work better - Milay Massacre style (kill it to save it) theories never work.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 02:23 PM

3. I fear they are preparing to attack somewhere in the world,

or engage in apocalyptic warfare that will effectively do so. Reducing conventional diplomatic exchange is a prelude to hostilities of other kinds.

And Yes, it is driven by the racist Ultra-Christian faction that affirms apartheid in Israel, mass murder in Yemen, Syria, and Flint, along with the right of any white-skinned bigot with a badge to shoot first if the target is black, brown or any other shade not white enough because: "You know them "#### ########" are all armed and dangerous!"

Paranoia in black and white for everyone...

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:20 PM

7. Betcha they leave them open in Russia,Germany, other "white" countries.


There is a movement afoot to seriously control who comes into this country.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 11:49 PM

12. Which raises the inevitable question of Saudi Arabia...or China?

Anywhere the money is green enough, eh?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 02:56 PM

4. Shit. "Leverage", "leveraging" in a single fucking sentence!

Corporate-speak.

Government services being run by bean-counters...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 03:32 PM

6. Those are old-school verbal vomit terms

Weird Al had some of the newer bullshit down pat -



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:18 PM

9. wow. that's awesome

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. "if State agrees"

So.... they're shuttering USCIS offices before they even know if the consular division is able or willing to take up the slack?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:59 PM

8. Hopefully the Office of Things Republicans Are Fucking Up Because They Hate Them So Much

TRAFUBTHSM

is taking notes so The Office of People Who Govern in the Best Interests of the People can fix the administration divots as soon as WE take control.

Power to the TOPWGBIP.

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:29 PM

10. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:39 PM

11. First they came for the illegal immigrants. Then they came for the legal immigrants.

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