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USCIS eliminates "nation of immigrants" language and reference to "customers" from new mission statement

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 22, 2018

    The new mission statement is as follows: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values." [ID #709]

    USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna on New Agency Mission Statement
  2. Effective Date

    February 22, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter:
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • February 26, 2018 Prior mission statement: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.” Go to article on


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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