CFGI Quoted – “Trump Nominating Francis Cissna to Head Immigration Agency”

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

“President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Lee Francis Cissna to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“Cissna…currently is director of immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy. Before that, he worked in the USCIS’s Office of Chief Counsel. Cissna also has served as a foreign service officer with the State Department and practiced as an attorney in the private sector.

“…If confirmed, Cissna would be responsible for carrying out the president’s agenda in this area.

“…It’s still early in the administration, and so the policy with respect to employment-based immigration—even from the president—is still unclear, Rebecca Peters, director of government affairs at the Council for Global Immigration, told Bloomberg BNA …

“…‘To date, one thing we have learned is that the Administration has a strong focus on enforcement of our employment-based immigration laws and policies,’ she said in an email.

“…But Cissna ‘is a true professional and fully capable of implementing policies that strike the right balance between enforcement and efficiency,’ said Peters, whose organization advocates for an immigration overhaul on behalf of large, multinational companies. The CFGI is asking the administration ‘to balance their enforcement efforts with effective management of our employment-based immigration programs,’ Peters said.”

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