CFGI / Our Network / About CFGI / CFGI in the News CFGI and SHRM Congratulate Lee Francis Cissna on Confirmation as Director of USCIS 10/5/2017 CFGI Page ContentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 5, 2017CFGI Contact: John Bray The Fratelli Group(202) 822-9491SHRM Contact: Kate Kennedy(703) 535-6260CFGI and SHRM Congratulate Lee Francis Cissna on Confirmation as Director of USCISWashington, D.C. – Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director of the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), and Michael Aitken, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), issued the following statements on the U.S. Senate’s vote confirming Lee Francis Cissna as Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).“We congratulate Mr. Cissna on his confirmation, and look forward to working with him in his new role,” said Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director of CFGI. “Mr. Cissna has a distinguished record of public service. We are confident he will strive to implement policies that strike the right balance between enforcement of the nation’s laws and effective management of America’s employment-based immigration programs.”“Mr. Cissna’s leadership at USCIS will be critical to ensuring fair and efficient immigration processing, while allowing American employers to innovate and compete,” said Michael Aitken, Vice President of Government Affairs at SHRM. “We stand ready to work with him to advance an immigration system that strengthens security, protects U.S. workers and gives businesses the tools they need to compete in the 21st century.”###The Council for Global Immigration (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel), a strategic affiliate of SHRM, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of leading multinational corporations, universities and research institutions committed to advancing the employment-based immigration of high-skilled professionals. CFGI bridges the public and private sectors to promote sensible, forward-thinking policies that foster innovation and job growth. Learn more about us at http://www.cfgi.org/.The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.You can download this press release here.