USCIS has changed its mission statement again – this time to embrace a more immigration-friendly stance.
In 2018, USCIS, under the Trump Government, changed its mission statement. To line up with President Donald Trump’s focus on the requirement, strict scrutiny, and extreme vetting. The statement didn’t emphasize customer satisfaction, i.e., the satisfaction of petitioners, and beneficiaries. The change in emphasis was stark and didn’t go unrecognized. Instead, the mission statement focused on protecting and serving the American public and guaranteeing. These advantages were not given to the individuals who didn’t qualify or the people who “might cause us damage. The 2018 statement did not speak of the United States as a “nation of migrants” and it focused on efficiency. While “protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.”
Immigration-Friendly Mission Statement
The new 2022 USCIS mission statement reflects President Joe Biden’s belief that “new Americans fuel our economy. As innovators and job creators, working in each American industry, and adding to our crafts, culture, and government”. Accordingly, he has given executive orders guiding the different immigration agencies to reduce unnecessary barriers to immigration. The 2022 mission statement also reflects President Biden’s directions and for an inclusive and accessible agency.” Director Jaddou “is committed to ensuring that the immigration system is accessible and humane . . . [serving] the public with respect and fairness, and lead with integrity to reflect America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility today and for generations to come.”
As indicated by Director Jaddou, USCIS will strive to achieve the core values of treating candidates with integrity, dignity, and respect and using innovation. To provide world-class service while vigilantly strengthening and enhancing security. On 3rd February 2022, Director Jaddou, along with her deputies, briefed the nation on the agency’s efforts to improve service at USCIS. The heads of the office clarified that USCIS knows it should continue to eliminate backlogs, cut processing times. Also, reduce unneeded Requests for Evidence and interviews, eliminate inequities in processing times across service centers, and improve the contact center, in addition to other things, to achieve its goals. Using streamlining and technological innovation, USCIS hopes to make itself much more consumer-oriented.