U.S. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released Wednesday an updated mission statement declaring the U.S. "nation of welcoming" -- the latest shift in the agency's outlook under Trump.
The new mission statementsays states that "USCIS stands by America's promise of a nation full of possibility and welcome"
In 2018, the Trump administration changed the mission statement of the agency that deals with legal immigration.
Ur Jaddou, Director of USCIS, stated in a press release that the new statement was the result of feedback from USCIS employees and "reflects both the inclusive character of our country as well as this agency."
She stated that the United States was and will continue to be a welcoming country that welcomes people from all walks of the globe who are looking for family reunification and employment opportunities or humanitarian protection.
The work of USCIS is a catalyst for America's potential. It makes America possible for immigrants, their communities, and the entire nation. We at USCIS know that by granting an immigration or naturalization benefit, every opportunity to build America is created. She said that when we provide refuge for those who are in need of protection, we are living up the nation's highest ideals."
The Biden administration has reversed a number key Trump-era policies regarding legal and illegal immigration. This includes the repeal of the "public charge rule," which limited green cards to immigrants who were reliant upon welfare.