Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Hearing Before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 29, 2014 [open pdf - 273KB]
This testimony compilation is from the July 29, 2014 hearing titled 'Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.' From the opening remarks of Bob Goodlatte: "U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the DHS agency getting most of the attention during this southwest border crisis. But there is no doubt that policies implemented at USCIS [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services] are a major source of the problem. And by that I mean policies such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a rubber-stamping of credible fear of persecution claims, and even higher asylum grant rates by USCIS officers. […] USCIS processes over six million applications and petitions per year. I understand the magnitude of that responsibility. And the enormous volume of work should make anti-fraud measures all the more important. […] The very notion that an application can be approved despite fraud on the part of the applicant, and that USCIS leadership will intervene if they get a call or email from an outside party interested in a certain visa application, is disturbing to say the least." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Leon Rodriguez, and Bob Goodlatte.
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