CIS Ombudsman Report 2005
The 2005 annual CIS Ombudsman Report details the activities for the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services
Ombudsman from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. The 53-page report details nine issues identified as constituting pervasive and serious problems faced by CIS, makes recommendations, provides an update on pilot programs, and outlines upcoming FY 2006 goals. For the entire report, see below.
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CIS Ombudsman Annual Report 2005
The USCIS released its 2005 Annual Report of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman which summarizes the activities of the Office of the Ombudsman from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005.
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Hallelujah. Robert Divine is divine. He's smart, kind, able, etc. (see 7/7/05 ID comment).
Mr. Kashani's letter (7/07/05 ID) seems to be implying that legal permanent residents are "second class citizens". Legal permanent residents are not only not second class citizens, they are not citizens of the U.S. at all. They are residents of the U.S. who may become citizens, if and when they choose to pledge allegiance to it.
The Wh(y) Amnesty? poem by Bill Dahl (7/6/05 ID) displays a highly
selective compassion in favor of illegals and tries to compare amnesty
to religious forgiveness. But, even a Supreme Being cannot allow mercy
to rob justice with forgiveness alone. To reward illegals with amnesties
or in other ways who deliberately and arrogantly crowd to the front of
the line of those patiently waiting to enter legally or who can't come
at all with fiat forgiveness is unjust, unearned and only encourages
more of the same disruptive behavior. The sanction of deportation is
required to bring order, justice and discipline to immigration policy as
well as the need for reduced numbers of legal admissions. This would
display rare compassion for American citizens and respect for their
rights and concerns.
Immigration policy cannot be based upon idealistic poems, novels,
inscriptions or other such unrealistic fantasy or religious belief. Are
US citizens now expected to sacrifice our goals, concerns, safety and
lifestyles as well as tax money to the teeming masses of the world?
If so, the American dream has become a nightmare and the golden door a
prison gate. Those who are unable to place America's security, concerns
and needs above those of foreigners are just another argument against
the many illusory, promised benefits of migration. What becomes of
American heritage and culture if our future is an unassimilated polyglot
Trying to crowd so many other cultures here seems
to be diluting what Americans have laboriously achieved from the dregs
of historical oppression. There is much more at stake than "the plight
of the illegal". As has just been celebrated on July 4th, our Founding
Father's primary concern was the plight of freedom.
R. L. Ranger
Below please find the reader feedback I routinely receive from the
hate-mongering neo-nazis that continue to inhabit the soul of this nation.
This response is to my Poem that was recently published in Immigration
Daily (7/06/05) "It is our home. No One opens their doors to any who would wish to
come. Only those who are invited, screened and accepted. This is not anti-immigration, it is common sense, prudent and needed as a matter of security in this day of terrorism."
I suggest an ongoing column that reports the real world of immigration court. Contributors must remain anonymous. They are invited to report what exactly happens in court, from czarist judges to strategies in obtaining grants. Just an idea, and maybe prone to 'war story-ism' but those of us who are in the trenches need to feel that we are not alone.
Editor's Note: Mr. Scott's idea is intriguing and we invite correspondence from our readers on this issue.
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