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The Immigration Service confirms that it collaborates with ICE in deportation proceedings

The USCIS statement obtained by Univision Noticias confirms the involvement of the Immigration Service, the agency responsible for providing benefits, in tasks that other agencies whose purpose is national security and deport foreigners after denying them benefits and punishing them for violations of immigration laws.

The U.S. Immigration Service, the agency in charge of granting migratory benefits such as residences, visas, work permits and citizenship, confirmed this Friday to Univision Noticias that it is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to mitigate the border crisis”, unleashed after the arrival of thousands of people fleeing their countries due to violence and poverty, and seeking asylum in the United States.

There is a national emergency on our southern border, ” said Jessica Collins, USCIS Spokesperson through a statement sent to Univision Noticias. “Because the Congress refuses to provide the specific changes needed to close legal loopholes in our immigration laws, the USCIS continues to partner with DHS and our sister agencies to mitigate the crisis.

Collins further said that ” Congress could end this crisis by providing lasting change through legal arrangements. Until then, the abuse of our immigration laws encourage the exploitation of children and trafficking of persons, are put to the test the finite resources of the government and will continue to undermine the integrity of our immigration system”.

The collaboration of the USCIS in tasks that correspond to ICE is one more of the policies implemented in recent weeks by interim director Ken Cuccinelli, a faithful defender of Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

War of postures

The USCIS statement obtained by Univision Noticias confirms the involvement of the Immigration Service, the agency responsible for providing benefits, in tasks that other agencies whose purpose is national security and deport foreigners after denying them benefits and punishing them for violations of immigration laws.

“If you are collaborating with ICE, you are using resources that Congress granted you for other purposes such as granting visas, residences or citizenship. And now there are suspicions about the use of funds that are raised for a different purpose,” says Alex Gálvez, an immigration lawyer who works in Los Angeles, California.

“People pay the fees in exchange for a service and these monies support these officials. And if they are being paid to perform those functions, they should respond in the same way.

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