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USCIS – Mission Statement (New Policy)


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On February 22, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was directed to re-write its mission statement. Per the new policy, part of the change included removing the phrase “a nation of immigrants.” The following day I had the honor of attending a Naturalization Ceremony for one of our beloved paralegals. There were new U.S. Citizens from thirty-four different countries in attendance. They were also teary-eyed and obviously proud to be approved for U.S. Citizenship. It was a beautiful ceremony and clear to all in attendance that one of our country’s greatest strengths is that we are indeed a nation of immigrants, made up of people united in their dedication to our hard-fought American values of diversity and inclusivity. Although I am deeply disappointed that under the current administration USCIS would remove “a nation of immigrants” from their mission statement, it doesn’t make that fact any less true.

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USCIS – Declaración de Misión.

En febrero 22 del 2018, los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) fue dirigido a volver a escribir su declaración de misión. Según la nueva póliza, uno de los cambios incluye quitar la frase “una nación de inmigrantes.” Al día siguiente tuve el honor de atender a la ceremonia de naturalización de una de nuestras queridas paralegales. Había nuevos ciudadanos de los estados unidos de treinta y cuatro países diferentes en atendencia. También estaban llorosos y obviamente orgullosos de ser aprobados para la ciudadanía estado unidense. Fue una hermosa ceremonia y claro para todos en atendencia que una de las mayores fortalezas de nuestro país es que de verdad somos una nación de inmigrantes, hecho de personas unidas en su dedicación a nuestros valores americanos de diversidad e inclusión que fueron duramente peleados. Aunque estoy profundamente decepcionada que bajo la administración actual USCIS eliminen “una nación de inmigrantes” de su declaración de misión, no hace este hecho menos cierto.

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