Former deputy ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Luke Bellocchi, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on how President Obama's plan to grant amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal aliens would affect the agency. Bellocci testified that it's "hard to imagine" the agency could handle the surge in new applications created by President Obama's executive actions.
In an open letter to the public at large, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council President Kenneth Palinkas asked for help in stopping President Obama’s plans for a massive executive amnesty. The letter, obtained in advance by Breitbart News, says the draft solicitation for 34 million green cards and work permits “predicts the Administration’s promised executive amnesty.”
Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), said his agency is preparing for another surge of unaccompanied alien children and family units this year. As part of that effort, the agency is already hiring more officers to process asylum claims. Some 130,000 illegal aliens have been processed so far as part of this year’s border surge.
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House Judiciary Committee staff have requested a briefing from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s recent solicitation for millions of new immigrant IDs.
In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) expressed alarm that the Obama administration could already be moving forward with its plans to take unilateral action on immigration reform.
Breitbart reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a draft solicitation for bids “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The October 6 notice seeks vendors able to produce at least four million immigration-related cards per year, with a possible “surge” in 2016 of 5 million additional cards.