Wednesday, August 05, 2015

DHS Says ‘Path To Citizenship’ Will Help Fight Homegrown Terror

By Rachel Stoltzfoos

The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it is working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants.

“In furtherance of DHS’s mission to safeguard the homeland, [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services] is committed to fostering integration and community cohesion,” the agency recently told the Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee in records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“USCIS engages and supports partners to welcome immigrants, promote English language learning and education on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and encourage U.S. citizenship.”

The subcommittee had pointed to the arrest of Six Somali men on terror-related charges in Minnesota — where a large population of Somali refugees was resettled — as evidence of the threat and then asked whether USCIS can guarantee other communities won’t face similar threats from the thousands of Syrian war refugees that have been settled stateside.

Referring to its efforts to promote citizenship, officials from USCIS made an appeal to nationalism: “These efforts emphasize the role that shared citizenship rights and responsibilities play to unify all Americans.”

The For the Record Questions with USCIS followed an April hearing on the Obama Administration’s plan to grant Central American minors related to illegal immigrants in the U.S. refugee or parole status, and fly them into the country.

In terms of actively tracking these kinds of refugees, USCIS told the subcommittee it opted against the idea of a parole program in 2013, finding “such a program was not warranted,” but noted that it may yet reconsider the idea.

USCIS said the U.S. is expected to admit between one thousand and two thousand Syrian refugees in Fiscal Year 2015, but it doesn’t have an estimate on the number for future years.

Read more at Daily Caller.


Anonymous said...

“These efforts emphasize the role that shared citizenship rights and responsibilities play to unify all Americans"

BS. They aren't coming here to become Americans, they are coming here to replace Americans.

Anonymous said...

The USA needs to stop all immigration from Muslim countries until we see how our current Muslim immigrant assimilate into our culture. Muslim immigrants do not want to assimilate. Instead, they seem to expect American to adopt their values and ways. That is not the way immigration is supposed to work.

Doug Seaton said...

The illegals in this country already have a path to citizenship. It starts with the U.S. consulate in their home country, just like every other LEGAL immigrant.