The immigration lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents pushed back against President Donald Trump's hardline stance on a category of family visa that paved the way for his in-laws' citizenship, calling the President's rhetoric "unconscionable."
Trump's immigration chief strikes 'nation of immigrants' from immigration agency's mission statement
While the mission statement for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) used to be focused on ensuring "America’s promise as a nation of immigrants," it has now replaced that pledge with the lofty goal of administering "the nation’s lawful immigration system," among other things. But none of those things include the agency's commitment to serving immigrants who, for centuries, have sought refuge and the chance for a better life on America's shores.
In effect, the agency's emphasis...
When Guyanese-born NEIL GOUVEIA immigrated to New York at age 7, his mother made a devastating decision to leave one child behind to expedite the family exodus. Six years later, they became US citizens. Now 39, gay and newly conservative, Gouveia takes a tough, unpopular stance against those who cross the border illegally. He shared...