MCALLEN, Texas – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is visiting the Rio Grande Valley to discuss initiatives the agency is implementing to address the ongoing crisis along the southern border.
Cuccinelli says the three immigration agencies: USCIS, Customs and Border
Patrol and ICE work closely together to make consistent and fair decisions in determining whom is granted work permits and asylum.
While he admits he has not made a visit to Mexico, Cuccinelli says the
“remain in mexico” policy, which calls for asylum seekers to wait in their
home country pending their immigration court appearance, has been a success.
“The integration in the region, not just here in the United States and Mexico, but in the Northern triangle as well and beyond, is coming together slowly but surely to help all of us work together to have the tools to keep driving down the raw numbers that have really created the humanitarian crisis along our Southern border.” says Cuccinelli.
Cuccinelli also doubling down on his public charge comment from
earlier this month, stating the administration will accept self-sufficient
immigrants over those who may become a public burden.