U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna on Wednesday defended his rewriting of the government agency’s mission statement earlier this year as a change meant to underscore that his employees serve Americans and not immigration applicants.
“The entire mission statement, the whole thing, I put it aside. I started from scratch,” Cissna said during an event held by the nonprofit Center for Immigration Studies at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“Who does the agency serve?” he asked. “I think there been a misunderstanding of that over the years … People kind of naturally fall into the belief that the individuals that we serve are the people that we interact with every day when we take applications or petitions. I don’t think that we serve them. We serve the people. We serve the American people who have conferred upon the agency a special mission through the Congress to administer these immigration laws.”
In February, CIS, a component agency of the Department of Homeland Security, amended its mission statement to no longer include the term “nation of immigrants.” It insisted the change was not done at the direction of President Trump or the White House.
I mean, he might be right because he didn’t have to have their order. Cissna was a political appointee from the Center for Immigration Studies, the outfit run by professional gaping wound Mark Krikorian. Supporting ethnic cleansing is why he is in the job.