Tuesday, March 7, 2017

USCIS Bureaucrat Strikes At Trump Administration

The supporters of illegal immigration at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have struck at the Trump Administration.  And it's a self-inflicted wound, as the Administration has failed to take control of the bureaucracy under the failed leadership of John Kelly.  The Trump Administration allowed Lori Scialabba, Acting Director of USCIS to extend the presence in the United States of tens of thousands of illegal aliens from El Salvador by extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of those illegals initially approved back in 2001.

Obama Deep State Immigration Bureaucrat Lori Scialabba And Her Mentor Jeh Johnson
President Trump said in an address to Congress last Tuesday that illegal immigration threatens the job prospects of American citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, however, will extend work permits for six months on Monday for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from El Salvador who receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
El Salvador is currently one of 13 countries whose citizens are eligible to receive TPS. This designation made by the secretary of homeland security is for countries whose circumstances have been deemed too dangerous for its residents to return to.
[Trump Admin Quietly Gives Illegal Immigrants Work Permit Extensions, by Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller, March 5, 2017]

And the execrable Scialabba was the deciding official.

Instead of letting these work permits expire, USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba is authorizing the automatic extension of them through Sept. 9, 2017.

We don't know why this was done.  It appears to be that either Secretary Kelly has been captured by the bureaucrats at USCIS or he just hasn't done the due diligence in appointing an acting Director for USCIS in tune with President Trump rather than former President Barack Obama.  Given Kelly's inability to understand the immigration issues and his failure to make good personnel choices in support of the Trump Administration priorities, I suspect he is just in over his head, but deliberate sabotage of President Trump or capture by the Deep State in the immigration bureaucracy are possibilities.

Personnel is policy and the Kelly policy is more of the Obama personnel.  John Kelly is certainly no Joe Swing, as when Swing entered the INS with the direction from President Dwight David Eisenhower, Swing immediately replaced or removed recalcitrant bureaucrats.  Kelly is apparently unable or unwilling to do that.  And that means nothing will change in the near future, and a possible failure for the Trump Administration immigration policies.

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