“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration official said.
"Without congressional intervention, we risk not being able to make payroll and will have to take drastic actions to keep the agency afloat," the leader of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services
In January 2017, when the Trump administration first unveiled a travel ban targeting seven majority Muslim countries, the tech industry took up arms. This time around there's mainly been silence.
At a time when USCIS faces historic and still-growing backlogs, it’s disturbing that the agency is using its limited resources to carry out what appears to be an anti-immigrant messaging campaign.
Secretary Ben Carson denied in congressional testimony earlier this year that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was denying federally backed loans to certain immigrants. The Trump administration has admitted for the first time that young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children are being turned down for federally backed housing loans, after Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson denied it in congressional testimony earlier this year.