Sen. Grassley: Trump’s pick to lead immigration benefits agency ‘is truly an immigration expert’

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Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to send Lee Francis Cissna’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director nomination to the floor for a final vote in the Senate. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) heralded the nominee as an “immigration expert.”

The Washington Times has the details:

“He is truly an immigration expert,” said committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, who at one point had Mr. Cissna detailed to his staff to work on immigration policy issues.

Mr. Grassley also said Mr. Cissna has had long experience at the Homeland Security Department, which oversees USCIS, giving him the management credentials needed to head a massive agency.

USCIS is the lesser-known cousin to the other immigration agencies, which oversee interior and border enforcement. But the agency has immense powers over who comes to the U.S. legally, and would be at the crux of any effort to grant a broad amnesty to illegal immigrants.

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