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Buttigieg wins Senate confirmation as transportation secretary

Pacifica Evening News

04:32 min | Last month

Buttigieg wins Senate confirmation as transportation secretary

"Cabinet picks were confirmed by the U. S Senate today. Making history in the process. Former presidential candidate people booted Kage was confirmed to lead the Transportation Department on a bipartisan basis. 86 13 Making him the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a Cabinet post. The Senate also confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He's the first Latino and the first immigrant American to do so. Thank you, Christina. Honest. Ed reports the historic confirmations of Alejandro Mayorkas, his homeland Security secretary, and Pete Buddha judges, Transportation secretary were acknowledged by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mr May or Kisses, qualifications are unassailable. He's a seven year veteran of the DHS. Has already been confirmed by this chamber. 33 Times. Like most of President Biden's Cabinet nominees, his nomination is also history making. He will be the first Latino and first immigrant toe hold the top job at DHS. Mr Buddha Judge known to many simply is Mayor Pete has demonstrated impressive familiarity with our nation's entire transportation challenges. I know that Mr Buddha judges committed to working with members from both sides to improve rail and transit highways and more in rural communities, urban centers and everywhere in between. What a judge is the first openly gay Cabinet secretary. The Afghanistan War veteran Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar was also a mayor of Bend, Indiana, where he initiated a Smart streets program to make the downtown more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly while spurring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic investment. Washington Democrat Maria Cantwell expressed high hopes for the 39 year old transportation secretary. He's a young, energetic mayor who is going to help us usher in a new era of transportation. You will have to think about issues of ensuring safety with new autonomous vehicle technologies and under manned aircraft. He'll have to promote stronger emission standards for automobiles, aviation and maritime industries. I have to support the continued growth of electric vehicle in infrastructure. He'll have to make big investments and gain changing projects that will help us move freight more cost effectively through our nation Booted judge's nomination sailed through the Senate on a vote of 86 to 13. My orchestra child Cuban immigrant whose mother fled the Holocaust to Cuba was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security with a much narrower near party line. Vote 56 to 43. Republicans blocked and later stalled the vote because of President Joe Biden's immigration policies and questionable actions My Orkest took during the Obama administration when he oversaw the investor visa program and Office of Inspector General Report criticized him for an appearance of favoritism and granting US residency. Of foreign investors from China who are backing a project of Hillary Clinton's brother. The investigation found he interfered and directed the approval of three projects backed by prominent Democrats, overruling staff recommendations. When he ran the immigration services Agency. Here's minority leader Republican Satur Mitch McConnell, miss from New Yorkers stood his best turn US citizenship. On immigration services into an unethical favor of factory or Democratic party royalty. Commoners. Diggins feature. Hollywood executives. Senate majority leader from Nevada. They all receive special treatment to a degree that stunned and disturb the Obama administration's own inspector general. Over at that department. We're talking about shoving through green cards as political favors. An intervening the overturned in aisles. But a handful of Republicans joined Democrats in approving my orcas anyways, noting the importance of having a leader at the DHS. During a tumultuous time in the wake of the Capitol siege last month that left six people dead in his defense. My orcas has said he made decisions to right wrongs and visa applications for both Republicans and Democrats. Under

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Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:12 min | 3 months ago

Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence

"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well

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Joe Biden cabinet picks include historic firsts

AP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

Joe Biden cabinet picks include historic firsts

"If Joe Biden's nominees are confirmed the nation would have for the first time. A woman Treasury secretary, former Fed chair Janet Yellen, is expected to be his pick. The first female director of national intelligence would be Averil Haines of former deputy director of the CIA and an African American woman, Linda Thomas Greenfield would be U N Ambassador Now here's another first for Homeland Security secretary. Cuban American lawyer Alejandro My or Kiss, the first immigrant who would be into Charge of the department. My orchestra served under President Obama as the director of citizenship and immigration Services. Insiders say Biden is fulfilling his campaign pledge to have government leadership reflect the diversity of

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Revised U.S. citizenship civics test includes more questions

AP 24 Hour News

00:08 sec | 3 months ago

Revised U.S. citizenship civics test includes more questions

"The U. S citizenship and Immigration Services have added more questions to the citizenship test and could slow down the number of tests given each day.

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Revised U.S. citizenship civics test includes more questions

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 3 months ago

Revised U.S. citizenship civics test includes more questions

"Requires applicants to answer more questions than ever before, experts say. That could slow down the number of tests taken each day. Citizenship and immigration services announcing today the updated test now has 128 civics items to study applicants will also answer 20 questions instead of 10 to pass. They have to answer 12 correctly or 60%. Now that actually is the same pass rate is before It also changes the answer to a question on whom U. S. Senators represent all people of the state to citizens in their state, which is drawn criticism over its accuracy. 7 52 state lawmakers

Ice (MM # 3468)

The Mason Minute

00:59 min | 5 months ago

Ice (MM # 3468)

"The Maisonette with Kevin Nation. There are some people who are connoisseurs of ice. I'm not talking the immigration service. I'm literally talking about wage the ice you get in a cup when you go to a fast food place. When you go to a convenience store, there are some people who will debate and discuss ice four hours some of the best ice in the world supposedly goes to the fast food joint Sonic. In fact this song Sonic put up for auction to benefit one of their Charities a cup of their ice, which is the little pellet type I switch melt slowly and supposed to be real good as of yesterday or day before I don't know what it was the bid for a cup of ice forty four ounce cup of ice was $335. Now I have Sonic just down the road from me so I can get one for probably what 89 cents a dollar two bucks. I don't know what the cost is and if I go during happy hour it's even cheaper, but funny how things just like ice cubes can become a topic of discussion. There are people literally on the internet talking about ice right now. Go ahead type discussions about ice and if you're looking for immigration, I'm sorry that will come up to and your internet search.

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U.S. immigration agency cancels furlough of 13,000 employees

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

U.S. immigration agency cancels furlough of 13,000 employees

"S citizenship and Immigration Services counseled Mohr than 13,000 employee furloughs today, averting the catastrophic or catastrophe for the cash strapped agency that oversees the nation's legal immigration system. Unlike most other federal agencies, USC as is largely funded Through the fees and charges for applications. Despite the cancellation of the furloughs, the data day, leader of the agency Joe Ed Lowe, told employees in a message obtained by CBS News. The US still needs financial help from Congress. Without it, he said cases could take longer to process wait times could increase in another furlough could be on the horizon that isthe CBS News. Camille Montoya, Gavin's reporting.

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"immigration services" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:26 min | 8 months ago

"immigration services" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We've got an excerpt from town of Deads book about that failed acquisition of the French companies on mentioned and why nobody had he stopped it. It's on our website marketplace, Not order also there and you're gonna want to check this out. That old marketplace theme music I mentioned with the G audio logo in it there to kinda while U. S citizenship and Immigration Services, which is of course, the government's main office for citizenship. Immigration services says it's going to have to furlough 2/3 of its staff. Unless Congress sends $1.2 billion its way by the first week of August. Why I hear you asking Because it's funded by user fees and as applications for legal immigration have dropped because fewer people want to come here. The agency is running out of money, and that means marketplaces and Mueller reports. For people trying to get work visas or green cards and already long and arduous process is going to get longer and more arduous. Suraj Diaz came to the United States in 2002 to get a masters degree in computer science in North Carolina. He's been working under an H one B visa since 2005 and he got tentative approval for permanent residents four years later. He's been waiting for his green card ever since. After a certain period of time. We just stopped looking. Suraj and his wife, Karima, have two daughters. Born in America. Karima is a dentist. And together they owned their own practice in New York, Pennsylvania, where the employees seven people, he still works in it and has to renew his visa. Every couple of years. There is like a sword hanging And when your neck all the time, because unless you get your finger in your hand, you never know If what happened this year when gets denied Next man in Shah, data specialist in Austin, Texas, is also waiting for his green card. But he's got a more pressing concern right now he needs to visit his father in India who has cancer. Chaz, waiting for immigration officials to give him documentation that will allow him to get back into America. If they're already backlogged and remove people. My body is it might even cause for the village. In a lot of ways shows experience is typical to be a never been in this country is to shift from one anxiety to the next Alan or is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He says. The U. S. C s budget is so dire because it is discouraged new applicants, double the amount of money it spends on fraud prevention and tripled what it spends on vetting. So the shortfall right now with the budget is for mismanagement of the government by imposing new regulations that weren't needed. USCs declined comment. The agency also made it Morrell offensive to apply for a visa raising fees earlier this year to make up for fewer applications. Richard Berk, CEO of envoy global Affirm that helps companies navigate the visa process, says companies are willing to pay those higher fees but just want certainty. Employers are worried that a reduction us the staff could mean they don't get the workers that they need those that we serve you. This is an entirely self inflicted wounds, and the consequence is just another challenge is these companies try to rebound from cold and seek to hire the best brightest without intervention from Congress? The shortfall threatens to put more than 13,000 USCs employees on furlough beginning August 3rd. I may be Euler for marketplace..

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Pandemic Disrupting U.S. Immigration Process At Every Level

All Things Considered

02:23 min | 1 year ago

Pandemic Disrupting U.S. Immigration Process At Every Level

"There are thousands of doctors from India and elsewhere who are working in the US on temporary visas like Nagarajan if they want to change jobs while they're here they have to apply to transferred their pieces but last week the agency in charge of legal immigration US citizenship and immigration services closed its offices to the public and cut back on services that means much longer processing times for work visas and that's just one concern we're hearing now from teaching hospitals that we represent that are in panic mode Greg Siskind is an immigration lawyer in Tennessee he's talking about a huge problem looming this summer when four thousand international doctors are supposed to begin their residencies at US hospitals but work at U. S. embassies abroad has slowed so those doctors may not get their visas in time we're dealing with those kinds of issues day in day out okay how you actually continue on when necessary functions in the immigration system are not happening coronavirus is disrupting the immigration system at nearly every level green card and citizenship interviews are also suspended and it's not just legal immigrants who are affected immigrants in the country illegally are afraid of being deported if they come forward to get tested and treated for coronavirus president trump was asked about that earlier this week Farfan documented persons welcome at testing sites and can they show up and be tested without fear yes thanks for calling and if that's not the policy of making the policy but his administration has been sending mixed signals immigration and customs enforcement said it is suspending most arrests and focusing only on criminals then an administration official emphasized that deportations would continue advocates say immigrants don't know what to believe Doug rand is a former Obama administration official who now runs an immigration law firm you can imagine the confusion and terror that's rippling through the inner community at this point and some legal immigrants fear they could become targets if their visas expire while immigration offices are closed Rana cow he is an immigrant from Lebanon whose teaching at a school in Memphis she was supposed to get married this week to her boyfriend a U. S. citizen we had to cancel the wedding we don't want to put anyone's life at risk but at the same time I'm faced with this reality that when I got to do the cow is visa expires at the end of the school year so she planned to apply for a green card but to get it a cow he still has to get married now she's scrambling to find someone who can

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US: Immigrants can seek coronavirus care without fear

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

US: Immigrants can seek coronavirus care without fear

"The government's public charge rule that took effect last month penalizes immigrants seeking green cards if they tap into public benefits advocacy groups say they've been flooded with calls from people worried that if they seek testing or treatment for Kobe nineteen will it affect their status so US citizenship and immigration services put out a statement that it won't consider testing treatment or preventive care related to the virus in determining someone's eligibility for permanent residency and for people who can't work or attend school if they provide documentation about why they needed public assistance that would be taken into consideration Jackie Quinn Washington

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DHS employee told to report to work in Newark after China travel, in violation of coronavirus quarantine, complaints say

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

DHS employee told to report to work in Newark after China travel, in violation of coronavirus quarantine, complaints say

"A report in The Washington Post says federal homeland security worker who went to China was told to go back to work earlier last month at the Newark office of US citizenship and immigration services breaking protocol of a fourteen day quarantine period to screen for corona virus at the Washington post is also reporting the woman asked her boss if she should stay home in quarantine but Bostonian all go back to work by February tenth and the post is reporting they know this because it is in a complaint filed by the union representing the woman's co workers none of them has shown any symptoms of having the corona virus

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Judge rules Cuccinelli's appointment unlawful, voiding some orders

Anthony Valadez

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Judge rules Cuccinelli's appointment unlawful, voiding some orders

"A federal judge in Washington DC says acting citizenship and immigration services director Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to his position and here's James do back reports the judge said two of Cochin Ellie's directives must not be set aside anti immigration hardliner Ken Cuccinelli is one of many officials in an acting position in the trump administration he's been leading the US citizenship and immigration services agency within the department of homeland security since his appointment last summer no judge Randolph moss says the way Cuccinelli took that position was illegal the judge says the because Cuccinelli was not appointed lawfully he did not have the authority to shorten the time asylum seekers have to prepare for interviews with immigration officials the department of homeland security says it disagrees with the court's decision and will be looking closely at the ruling James Toback NPR

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"immigration services" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"Your online accounts where you might have already filed a benefit we might send start to focus our efforts on providing timely early and accurate and personalized information in those environments where we already have that information about you and we can call directly from systems which is not currently able. Yeah that makes a Lotta sense and I know that we've been talking about one particular pattern of AI here we've been talking about the conversational patterns and chat bots and you know something that we spent a lot of our time talking about in our training training for those are the familiar Kartika we run a methodology training called CPI which helps organizations implement methodologies with best practices. This is and we talk about the seven pattern. So it's not just conversational but autonomous systems as well as pattern recognition predictive analytics hyper personalization recognition recognition systems and goal driven systems among others. Have you been looking at any of those other patterns. I know you've talked. You mentioned briefly about process automation. Perhaps or maybe even even some natural language processing are you looking at any of those other applications beyond the recessional agent here. Yeah I think the natural language processing and predictive analytics let x been very heavily involved in our discussion. How need move forward especially on the customer service side of the House I think and then when you talk about office automation Russian with us? We are very internally. I think we are focused on those types of efforts and one of the plug in for our data management work around here and one of the reasons that I was was interested in moving spending some time working at the managed is because we agency as a whole is really looking at how we could better prepare the agency and the data that we use our house to prepare it for better use of a I really create some opportunities for operational optimization the station as we're calling it you know so how'd we we are kind of in the what I would say infancy stages I think in government were probably a little ahead of the game. About how do we implement the better. Data Standards and data structures had elite monitor improve the data quality such that we can look at our network analytics and other things that we are doing doing to create operational efficiency and therefore once we have these types of things in place we can better leverage. Ai Them Agency. Yeah that's great. Did you're thinking about that and looking at that because we always say data is the heart of AI. And if you don't have good clean data than you really can't do much else so he really need to start at that. Foundational National Data Layer so. It's great that you're recognizing that and moving forward with that as a final note this was really insightful. And you shared with us you know kind of your journey up until until this point but maybe you know looking into the crystal ball where do you see the US is in five ten even twenty years from now with how it will be the implementing the seven patterns of Ai. And you know a in general to help move the agency forward. I think in five. Hopefully even less than that Europe here will be very invested in having authenticated means of communicating with our applicants and their representatives where we are able to provide very timely accurate trusted information based on much better data intake and our ability to manage that the internally and then process it using process automation and other to have better decision making and ideally hopefully quicker decision making in the future. But I think that's where we see a helping you all those things. Yeah that's really great. You know this idea of hyper personalization where you're treating each individual as an individual so that you'll start to actually know who's coming to the site be able to authenticate and then really help them along their journey with Emma and so they don't need to be calling into the call center as much and you can still give them that personalized experience so. I'm sure that everybody who's using the site will appreciate that as well. If you guys can get to the head. Yeah no I think that's hopeful and I think there's been a lot of talks with other agencies about data sharing also. How do we integrate whether it systems org just pieces of information across the different agencies to create a more PEM whole of government approach to how we present information to individuals interacting? That's great so we've enjoyed having you as a guest and listeners. We hope that you found a lot of value from this interview today. With Courtney we'll be continuing this conversation on a bonus episode so make sure to go to. Ai Hey I today that live and sign up to get notified when the bonus episode is released according to thank you so much for joining us on this podcast. We really appreciate your participation sharing all these insights with us. I absolutely I enjoyed the conversation. And thanks for having me. Thanks for joining us today. And if you're listening to this podcast please make sure to raise some itunes. 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Meet Emma, The Immigration Chatbot

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

08:38 min | 1 year ago

Meet Emma, The Immigration Chatbot

"Our guest today. Is Courtney wind chip who the division chief of the Digital Services Division at the office of Citizenship and applicant information services under the US citizen and immigration services. USCIS hike Ernie. Thank you so much for joining us on the podcast today. Thanks for having me. Yeah welcome Courtney and thanks for joining us. Today we'd like to start by having you introduce as yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at US CIS. Sure happy to do so. So as you mentioned. My Name's Courtney I'm with. US citizenship immigration services that we oversee the lawful immigration and naturalization in to the United States so this includes any family employment or Humanitarian Ryan benefits that an individual may apply for in order to enter remain in the United States. My current role is as a digital services division cheap and we we oversee all of the public visual tools that we have which includes very USCIS website English and Spanish as well as websites. Thanks for citizenship. Resources as well as they are five and we are awesome building out account services. This is an area of the web that is cure that it allows for online transactions and other support services that allow individuals to self service and provides a bit more precise information. So that's my permanent role. I am in an acting role as well where I oversee. Data Management in our office of chief data offers great. Well I know one of the reasons why we're having you on this podcasts. Of course because we're focused on artificial intelligence and one of the patterns that we talk a lot about is one of those seven patterns of a I is this conversational pattern and the US deployed employed. Recently one of the most widely used chat bots in the federal government called. Ask Emma and I know that website is very highly heavily traffic traffic website and of course also feels a lot of phone calls. People are definitely very enthusiastic about contact regarding immigration immigration status lettuce so for our listeners. Who may not be familiar with? Ask Emma and what you're doing on the chat bots. Can you tell us a little bit about that and how that came to be yeah. Emma started in December number twenty fifteen and is the first interactive virtual assistant to date. She has successfully responded to more than thirty five million inquiries for more than eleven million users. So we're very very excited about that. And she has a success rate of about ninety three percent in English and ninety percent in Spanish so she has become a very useful tool for many of our applicants and the general public. I give you a sense of her usage versus some of the other things things we receive about fourteen million calls from and all of our digital tools. Together you have about twenty five billion sessions for months so you can see. She is a highly traffic pool that we rely on very heavily and she has grown and expanded her knowledge over the years. So right now she has an. I don't know right that hovers between eight to ten percent English. And we're hoping to get that down even lower over coming years. And as we continue to train her and we also see her as a great tool to collaborate with our external stakeholders as well as internal stakeholders so initially she a trained with our adjudicators our case managers review cases and our contact center staff over time. We had her trained also with the public and now she has a ton of information and then in more recent years we've also integrated her with live chat services so she's continuing to the pills than where she doesn't have goals. We are now able ambition to from live help services. Yes that's a lot of inquiries every month when you said those numbers I was like. Oh my Guinness so I can see how a chap can be very useful and now that you've had 'em for a few years. I'm sure that there's a lot that you've learned and as you said you continue continued to improve and try and get her. I don't know right up. So for other agencies that are looking to deploy chat bots and industry as well for that matter. What lessons have you learned both good and bad from this experience that you can share with our listeners so we obviously learned many many lessons along the way you know? Some of the lessons that I think are important than have have been really key for us are clever. Aiding and Co creating from the outset so working as I mentioned with our internal and external stakeholders the really develop develop tour of that is all and also has allowed us to think about ways in which we can leverage technology as best we can so five years ago how we were using chat bots is very different and the investments. We're making this very different than than some of the technology available now so I think allowing us to find a lot of the tools that are available right now row for better automation and content management. And that's something that we have struggled with over the years and I would recommend the folks that if they can consider that and consider how also how transferable it'll may be based on the technologies they're trying not to lock into length solution Shen but really be able to use a variety of solutions meet their needs and also how that could integrate with other efforts that they have that they've prioritized of the years. Yeah look at Chat bots and conversational systems of all sorts kinds that are built until websites but also texting and messaging and even now the new voice assistance on Alexa and Siri Google home and all those places in Cortana and they may be thinking about the return on investment. Right a lot of folks like well. Why would use the Chat Bot well hopefully to reduce call volume maybe to improve customer support and service maybe to respond to requests? When you're not usually open right the the offices are closed and I think you know there's lots of different ways of thinking about an inmate? It'd be interesting to share from your perspective. You know where and how you know the Chat Bot in specific and maybe more generals barrels having a big impact on the way that you're serving customers and just both in terms like where are you seeing the return on investment now but also looking towards the future are you looking at its future. Roi and maybe ways that you're looking to expand the use of chat bots and AI. In general in the next few years got excellent questions. I think our biggest a school has been how to create more space for our case workers to focus on complex immigration issues news and reviews rather than some of the more basic questions like K.. Status or processing time but we receive on a day-to-day basis so allow Emma and other tools to provide that information to the public and ideally get them. It's timely accurate information as quickly as possible on their timeframe right as opposed to having to rely on when contact centers opened lower case workers to focus on the more complex cases and where needed having to have the in person interaction. So I think that's where we've seen value. I mean it's something I will say is a phrase. We thought Emma would produce call volume. We find that and I think one of the things that we are looking. We've been carefully examining over the last couple of years but particularly I I was saying last six to twelve months is how'd we most effectively use the channels that we have available to the public for inquiries are customer. I'm Craig Channel and that we may in fact start to make some really tough decisions about what channels are available for. What purpose and really start to nudge? The people into certain types of tools or resources so that they can get the best information that we have available and allow again our team. Focus on the case Orca. Though you know it's interesting that you said that Emma didn't actually reduce the call volume. I guess people use her as first line of Defense and ask her certain questions but then at the end of the day maybe they still want that human interaction so have you found that it's reduced call volumes for certain types of questions or is that a goal that you're looking to the have in the coming years that's a goal. We are looking to have in the coming year so right now. She provides some basic information about K status and processing assessing times in particular which are the areas. We get the most inquiries about gloves things like changing your address. But I think what we're trying to do is use a similar functionality. optionality that Emma has used that in a more secure environment authenticated environment

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Immigration in 2019: Trump restricts asylum and overhauls legal immigration

Morning Edition

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Immigration in 2019: Trump restricts asylum and overhauls legal immigration

"Let's turned immigration the trump administration wants to increase the fee for US citizenship applications but several California mayors and members of Congress are slamming the proposal they say the fee hikes will price helped thousands of people applying for citizenship KQED is for the the jump all over metal reports US citizenship and immigration services relies on immigrants application fees to fund most of its operations the agency says that to recoup its costs it must eliminate most fee waivers for low income people and at the same time charge way more for example the fee to naturalize which allows immigrants to vote in US elections would increase eighty three percent to nearly twelve hundred dollars it'll make it so that so many people won't be able to apply for naturalization faster insights is legal director with immigration institute of the bay area we'll have to put it off because they have to pay the rent first at the their families first many bay area officials are also protesting U. S. C. A. S. as planned to transfer a hundred and twelve million dollars from those increased fees to immigration

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Immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli tapped as DHS No. 2

WBZ Morning News

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli tapped as DHS No. 2

"Boston the White House quietly names to new leaders to head the department of homeland security Chad wolf named as the department's acting secretary the fifth person to hold this job under president trump his number two will be Ken Cuccinelli the acting director of U. S. citizenship and immigration services CBS's Camilo Monteil Galvez says Cuccinelli will most likely be the voice of the agency after proving he can back the administration's hardline policy by saying he would have more leeway now that he's the second highest ranking official of the department and what's not known here is whether president trump will formally nominate Chad wolf to be the permanent

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Immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli tapped as DHS No. 2

1A

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli tapped as DHS No. 2

"President trump is preparing to name Ken Cuccinelli as acting deputy secretary of the department of homeland security could you Nelly is currently acting director of US citizenship and immigration services and is considered an immigration hardliner he would serve under Chad wolf who was sworn in Wednesday is acting DHS secretary will succeeds Kevin

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U.S. to restrict work permits to most asylum-seekers

Brett Winterble

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. to restrict work permits to most asylum-seekers

"The trump administration released a proposal today to restrict work permits for most asylum seekers a move designed to deter U. S. bound migrants under the proposed rule US citizenship and immigration services would deny work authorization to most migrants seeking asylum across the U. S. Mexico border without documentation constructing an economic barrier to the largest group of asylum seekers in the U.

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Trump administration reinstates program for critically ill immigrants

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:26 min | 1 year ago

Trump administration reinstates program for critically ill immigrants

"I am somewhat amazed to get to report to you right now that the trump administration has completely reversed first themselves on a story that we have been covering pretty intensively hill last couple of weeks astonishing policy decision by the trump administration to to specifically target dying kids or kids who are receiving medical care that was keeping them alive in this country and that they can't get in other places the trump administration specifically targeted those families last month and sent them these letters boilerplate letters advising them they had thirty three days to stop their their life saving medical treatment and get out of this country with no way to appeal with no second chances nothing initial contact final all declarations. The trump administration never announced this policy decision. They just sent out these letters and may I guess maybe hoped that they would get to do this without too many people noticing because hey it's just immigrants so who cares well. Those brave families went public with the fact that they had received these letters in some cases. These kids went public with the fact that their families had received these letters the resulting publicity and nationwide revulsion. I think it's fair to say day over this action by the trump administration which would quite literally single out these kids and young people and end their lives deliberately right. You're getting lifesaving saving medical care that you can't get anywhere else and that's the grounds on which you have been legally in this country. They're ending that telling you to end that lifesaving medical care and leave. That's singling out individual known human beings for deaf so trump administration. Does this quietly i. I think they think they're not going to get any bad press for it. They get some bad press for it. They initially tried to claim that they weren't actually getting rid of this program. They were just transferring it to a the new agency. Well that other agency inside the trump administration denied knowing anything about that. Let me try to talk then they announced that while they were ending the program overall aw the kids and young people who had gotten this round of negative press attention for the trump administration because of what the administration was trying to do those kids would have have their individual cases reviewed but nobody else would be allowed to stay well now as of tonight they have finally reversed the whole thing a homeland security official quietly notifying individual members of Congress that the US citizenship and immigration services is reinstating the old policy and so this time it appears to be well and truly over now what may have gone on here is that Democrats workouts on the oversight committee in the House had announced that they were going to hold another hearing on this policy the previous hearing they heard from some of the kids and young people who would be killed by this policy change. Democrats had announced that at the next hearing next week they expected the head of the trump administration agency that it had gotten rid of this program. They expected him there in person to testify on this policy next week well as soon as the policy was rescinded today. Hey that acting head of that agency this letter to those House Democrats notifying them with palpable relief that now that the policy has been reversed as of today he has no intention of showing up for that hearing is about boy so is one of the young people who spoke at the first hearing we had her here on this is program last week talking about the threat to her own life the near certainty that she would be killed by this action from the trump administration she said today day in response to the administration finally caving on this quote. I am so grateful to all the leaders who spoke with me last week in DC. Play a role in helping reinstate the deferred action program well we have not received any official confirmation that my deferred action case will be approved. We are cautiously optimistic about this news. Congresswoman I on a Presley from Massachusetts who played a leading role in fighting against what the trump administration was trying to do here. She put out several members of Congress today. She put out a long statement in response to to the policies reversal today what was notable. I think about Congresswoman Presley's response was that it landed on this concluding line says quote when we fight we

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Trump administration resumes deferred deportation for critically ill migrants

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Trump administration resumes deferred deportation for critically ill migrants

"The trump administration reverses its decision to stop considering request from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships the U. S. citizenship and immigration service says it will resume consideration of deferred action requests on a discretionary case by case

"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"And immigration services office more details from ABC's trucks Iverson were no major injuries according to reports sent to administration officials and seen by the Associated Press the woman walked into the office in Oakland park Florida and hurled a bottle filled with gasoline and a lit fuse but the fuse disconnected from the bottle and didn't ignite says the report homeland security official condemns the attack and urges people to express themselves peacefully US citizenship and immigration offices handle cases of legal not illegal immigration the woman was hand Compton said dude until she could be taken into police custody by federal protective service officers who later arrested her the US government takes another major step to end a settlement agreement governing the length of time and conditions in which you can detain immigrant children government attorneys have filed a notice requesting that a federal judge dissolve was widely known as a fluorescent on an agreement was first signed in nineteen ninety seven and has been a major focal point of president trump's calls to reduce immigration his administration says it's a loophole that encourages families to migrate north controversy at the Venice Film Festival director Roman Polanski's new film an officer and a spy at the festival Friday it's based on the Dreyfus affair the wrongful persecution of Jewish French officer Alfred Dreyfus in eighteen ninety four the controversy is over whether the festival should even show a Polanski film he fled the U. S. after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a thirteen year old girl and has been a fugitive for more than forty years his acceptance in Hollywood has waned especially in the me too said the film's producer this is a film festival not a moral trial but Michigan CBS news there's a lot of buzz about some upcoming movies CBS's Steve Caton takes a closer look at the films the Hollywood hopes will get us to the movie theaters this fall there's the much anticipated Downton abbey movie.

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"immigration services" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on KCBS All News

"It's two o'clock the S. B. C. B. S. news on the hour with Norah o'donnell good Monday afternoon the trump administration is issued a new rule that could make it harder for legal immigrants to become permanent residents White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy reports to get a green card going forward hundreds of thousands of immigrants here legally on visas would have to each prove they're not likely to become a public charge receiving benefits could be disqualified Ken Cuccinelli as acting head of U. S. citizenship and immigration services president trump administration is reinforcing the ideals of self sufficiency and personal responsibility Cuccinelli shrugs off the concerns of advocates who worry the rule will discourage immigrant parents from applying for benefits for their U. S. citizen children Stephen Portnoy's CBS news the White House Attorney General William Barr says the justice department has discovered serious irregularities at the federal prison were accused sex offender Jeffrey of steam died in an apparent suicide and bar wants answers I was appalled and indeed the whole department realize and frankly angry to learn of the M. C. C.'s failure to adequately secure this prisoner Mar added that the case was far from over and said anyone who may have conspired with obscene should not rest easy course one of milling he will have much more on the investigation in the case going forward on tonight's CBS evening news authorities in Dayton Ohio say they've arrested and charged a friend of Conor bats the man who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in a popular entertainment district about a week ago US attorney Benjamin Glassman says even Kali bought the body armor and some A. R. fifteen accessories used in the shooting but added there's no evidence he knew what pets was planning there is no evidence and no allegation in this criminal complaint that Kali intentionally participated in the planning of bats is August fourth shooting five children were killed early Sunday morning in.

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"immigration services" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"S. customs and immigration service Ken Cuccinelli at the White House this morning this rule will cover for USCIS almost four hundred thousand people a year whose applications to become legal permanent residents will include a meaningful analysis of whether they're likely to become a public charge or not one immigrant rights group today called the rule cruel and unnecessary said it's clear objective is to keep all immigrants out the U. S. bureau of prisons is under a lot of scrutiny today after the apparent suicide of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey abstain Saturday morning Attorney General William Barr today blamed the federal metropolitan correctional center in Manhattan for not keeping up still alive I was appalled and indeed the whole department realize and frankly angry to learn of the M. C. C.'s failure to adequately secure this prisoner bar should the justice department is already found what he called serious irregularities at the jail two members of the U. S. house who served in the military say assault weapons don't belong in civilian hands they say they want to reinstate a law that banned them all remaining flights for the day out of Hong Kong International Airport have been canceled after thousands of pro democracy protesters packed the main terminal airport officials said the demonstration quote seriously disrupted airport operations they're promising to restart flights at six AM tomorrow ten consecutive weekends of mass protests have disrupted the city the demonstrators want democratic reforms and an independent inquiry into police conduct but now the S. and P. five hundred the nasdaq all down.

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"immigration services" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"State of the Union. I'm jake tapper cities across the U._S.. US This morning are preparing for raids on thousands of undocumented migrant families. President trump originally delayed those rates on migrants in at least nine U._S.. Cities with court ordered removals after Democrats called them cruel amid concerns at more migrant families could be separated parents from children as well as a worried the president's decision to reveal the exact date of the rates could put immigration and customs enforcement officials and officers endanger joining me now is the acting director of U._S.. Citizenship and immigration services which is part of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Coochie Anneli can thanks so much for joining us. I do have to ask you who is the president talking about in this tweet when he says that into these individuals democratic congresswoman progressives need to go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they McCain. Do you have any idea who he's talking about here. I don't I don't okay because <hes> you know AKASA. Cortez was born in New York. Presley was born in Ohio. Toledo was born in Michigan. New York could use a little fixing today but but that's a separate you talk about that already. Yeah I mean I understand you're bound by the Haczek you're supposed to talk policy and not really politics but you understand that you heard de blasios talking about how the president likes to divide people on race religion nationality and these ice rates now come in the president is talking about sending thing these democratic congresswoman back to the countries they came from worth three out of four of the members of the so-called squad. Come from the United States it feeds into this impression that the president is racist and is pushing racist agenda. Even if you're he's he's is running for president and you're wrapping up his rhetoric for presidential race in with what is Isis every day job and that's enforcing. The Law Congress passed so we're we're paying attention to it from a news standpoint but this is their job every day. We've got compassionate loyal slice agents who are just doing their job and it shows you how far we've fallen in that it's become news that they would actually go deport people who have <hes> removal orders and in your earlier segment C._n._N.. C._N._N. had a little tagline underneath the mayor that said undocumented well. They're not undocumented. They've got a court order on a piece of paper federal order that says they've gotten due process and over million people with removal orders. Let's talk yeah licensed drawing from so first of all have the rates started. I speak to operational specifics won't but you know that's the pool. That's being drawn from for ice. Drawing the president said the rates. We're going to start today. I understand that but he's also made it clear that he's leaving actual execution in the hands of Matt Albans and the folks that ice who do this job every day okay so then the question is who is going to be targeted because obviously. I don't think there's anybody that really would object too dangerous criminals M._S.. Let's let's start there. That remains the priority for ice. That'll still even that's who they are going to fill the priority that what we keep saying it's a prior I mean finish shake. What we keep saying is that will not be the exclusive limit of love any operation that is the priority you can expect it to remain the priority and it's interesting to hear a mayor of major city America's biggest say well? This is what I'd like to see done. Well you know at the same time people in his city and others who want a sanctuary sanctuary cities are not cooperating with that exact without exact effort that's still isis priority and isis protecting American Americans by removing those criminals calls from this country while you've got sanctuary cities and states who are protecting these criminals by not cooperating with ice when you talk about criminals. I guess that's one of the things there's I again. I don't think anybody has any issue with dangerous criminals. M._S. thirteen gang members visual who have killed people or rape people. Get them out of the country you Jay but that isn't even right. We're sitting here at the capitol. The United States barely a month ago. M._S..

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"immigration services" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"immigration services" Discussed on AP News

"To build a border wall. A federal judge in San Francisco has just issued an injunction that blocked the move for now earlier today, Texas Republican congressman chip, ROY scuttled a compromise on a nineteen billion dollar disaster relief Bill, because of the immigration crisis is a Bill that includes nothing to address, the clear, national emergency and humanitarian crisis. We face at our southern border, the head of the US, citizenship, and immigration services, Lee Francis. Sista says that he has been asked to resign. It's part of the purge that took place at the department of homeland security this year. A dramatic sentencing hearing today in Wisconsin. For the twenty one year old man who took Jamie close captive after storming her home last year, and killing both her parents Jake Paterson got a chance to speak at his sentencing. I would do. Absolutely anything. Prosecutors say Patterson had written that he fantasized about keeping a young girl, torturing her and controlling her judge James Babbler these crimes rank is the most heinous and dangerous than I have seen Jamie. Kloss was held captive in a remote cabin for eight days before she dramatically escaped her guardian Reta statement from her about Patterson. He thought that he could only but he was wrong. I was smarter. I'm Ed Donahue. The governor of Arkansas declared a state of emergency to help with evacuations along the Arkansas river in areas like Fort Smith. That rivers expected to be twenty feet above flood stage on Sunday. The director of national intelligence says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice department with all the information being sought for its review of activities related to the start of the Russia probe. This is AP radio news. The American Civil Liberties union in Alabama's filed suit to block the state strict new abortion banned that does not allow for exceptions, Randall marshal says it was deliberately written to force the issue back in front of the US supreme.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Merrick has Lang is the executive director of the National Center for transgender equality. She calls a move outrageous, especially given the government shutdown only thing President Trump can get accomplished in his entire government is to throw out fifteen thousand honorably serving servicemember. It is it is an absolute disgrace. And just the L another attack on trans people that we don't need that isn't fair may while challenges continue in other courts. Congressman Joe Kennedy has released a statement saying in part without caveat or conditioned American servicemembers put their lives on the line to keep the rest of us save. They all deserve the same loyalty in return Kennedy, by the way, serves as chairman of the congressional transgender equality task force congress back in session today, and there may be some action on border security, but is it enough to move closer to ending the partial shutdown ABC's. Karen Travers at the White House. Senate Republicans would try to move forward to vote on the offer. President Trump put on the table on Saturday temporary protection for some undocumented young immigrants known as dreamers in exchange for five point seven billion dollars in funding for a border wall. But he needs support from Democrats to advance which means it's almost certainly dead on arrival Democrats say they will not. Negotiate on immigration or border security until the president and Republicans agreed to reopen the government, which means this stalemate is likely to continue. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House nearly three hundred furloughed employees from the department of homeland security are back on the job today. Homeland security secretary cares to Nielsen approved a government request for the workers to return with pay the workers from the e verify office will be given new immigration service positions until the.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Immigration service using helping undocumented migrants get green cards through fake ID's I don't know if you remember. That, story at a d. h. s. but how many police it would take A small Paul would take it would take a lot of police I'm trying to have a conversation with you and I accept a lot of what you said and I'm saying that the your securities is only good as you know your your weakest link and I accept whether it's ninety percent accurate or, what you're seeing is ninety nine percent secure for you to say there's, not one, percent chance of an election result. To, be tampered with I think is. Naive in? That that's problematic well I'm. Not saying, it can't happen did you, did you said exactly that all. Right to a small degree you let's go back to the Russians But. I wanna I'm over. I'm over I want to give you the final. Word but I got to wrap it up, in twenty seconds 'cause I'm way past my break. I will say that there was the only thing that they did was try to compromise voting lists and that can be fixed who cybersecurity which I don't know much about I knew the the kitten in Boston, was a genius and they all work hard to try to avoid that, thank you, so much all right we're going. To, be back after the break I'm. Marie Franko? Filling in for Dan Rae. Nightside with, Dan Rae the news watch, never stops WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty If, you're planning to. Build. A home or develop a property come, to the village Bank as a. Mutual community Bank dedicated to helping. Build the neighborhoods we serve we're. Proud to offer a full array of flexible, construction financing options to help homeowners builders and developers in, Massachusetts, carry out, their vision to, learn more about how the village Bank can. Help you call six one seven nine six nine.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Citizenship and immigration services or uscis attorney joe disease moore of catholic charities says this puts children before a trained asylum officer instead of testifying in open court being cross examined by trained government attorney so far this fiscal year just twenty one percent of kids who applied for asylum granted it at the us cis office in new york two years ago it was thirty eight percent kids in new york also go to new jersey where asylum grant rates have fallen even more reflecting a national trend president trump calls this asylum process a loophole that can be abused by gang members in february uscis began scheduling new cases faster to reduce its backlog and weed out what it calls frivolous applications and these moore describes something else the asylum office seems to be doing extra background checks extra security checks that has been reflected in the asylum interviews as well that they're asking many more detailed questions about any contact with criminals or gangs uscis says there's no change in policy and each child's case is different but desert or nana's of the safe passage project says the type of cases that would have been approved before are sometimes denied now she has one client who's about fourteen years old and described being raped by family members in her remote indigenous community child very particular even through the trauma that she is survived and was able to tell her story at the asylum i'm office and the asylum office referred her case to the judge data also show fewer immigrant children have lawyers now in new york which could also explain why uscis isn't approving as.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And immigration services or uscis attorney joe disease murder of catholic charities says this puts children before a trained asylum officer instead of testifying in open court being cross examined by trained government attorney so far this fiscal year just twenty one percent of kids who applied for asylum granted it at the us cis office in new york two years ago it was thirty eight percent kids in new york also go to new jersey where asylum grant rates have fallen even more reflecting a national trend president trump calls this asylum process a loophole that can be abused by gang members in february uscis began scheduling new new cases faster to reduce its backlog and weed out what it calls frivolous applications and these moore describes something else in the asylum seems to be doing extra background checks extra security checks that has been reflected in the asylum interviews as well that they're asking many more detailed questions about any contact with criminals or gangs uscis says there's no change in policy and each child's case is different but desert or nana's of the safe passage project says the type of cases that would have been approved before are sometimes denied now she has one client who's about fourteen years old and described being raped by family members in her remote indigenous community his child barrier particular even through the trauma that she has survived and was able to tell her story at the asylum office and the asylum office referred her case to the judge data also show fewer immigrant children have lawyers now in new york which could also explain why uscis isn't approving as many asylum cases beth fertig wnyc news support for npr comes from wnyc members and from indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring where employers can post jobs and you screener questions to build their short list of preferred candidates learn more at indeed dot com slash higher and performance bicycle offering a selection of bikes and cycling gear for the entire family performance bicycle store locations in an online store at performance by dot com.

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"immigration services" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"To the program i swear i always fighting the especially official that is official in boston effectively reinstated the morten memo after a judge won't directed i thought to not arrest people just us citizenship immigration services it's very disheartening you're breaking up a little bit there can you just give us a brief description what was that memo because that's not something i'm familiar with okay john morton he should've mental when he was director that said i cannot arrest people united states citizenship and immigration services office and trump rescinded hat when he was elected and now it's effectively on back to the morten mammo because the acting director in boston acquiescing to the judge amazing it's like trump is fighting the entire federal and state bureaucracies here trying to enforce the law let's go to linda in florida on line three linda you're on the air i'm a teacher and i'll go tell you that many people say illegal immigrant children do not get benefits because they're not legal that is not true the first thing they asked for when they're there they come to school even if their parents can't speak a word of english is they have a note i need a free lunch and free breakfast form and i want my child put on the backpack program to send food home during the weekend i didn't.

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"immigration services" Discussed on The Pitch

The Pitch

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on The Pitch

"This is very smart very well thought out you're right in that this is a relationship business right and i see normally i focus on kpi's today right but i see huge opportunities for lifetime ltv in this both through additional sort of immigration services and wraparound services and other things that you can do with the data it's data play and there's a lot of value there and today to pipe but it's also relationship play right yeah the relationships that you're building with these folks can we talk a lot so i think that's very smart and and i'd like to invest as well i really have a great feeling about you and and just like you approach and and i'd like to invest it sounds great really appreciate with both daniel and fill in the last up is jillian i put this in the category of one these countries dumbest problems you know immigration it's kind of shameful it's a shame on you right that we have a country that was built on immigrants and the intel and the the intellectual capacity that the motion capacity to to vest everything that they have in this country to build it to where it is today to one of the greatest countries so on a high level i'm very excited about this in terms your mission in terms of you you can't get a more crackerjack found are with your background with your intent with your self awareness i love this and for all the reasons and i deeply respect you i do wanna come in and i want to help you get this done and i would be honored actually to invest in a company that recreate an easier path to fortify the foundation of this country with immigrants not without immigrants iv honored to go down this path.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Their mission you know i mean it's interesting because i should just to clarify uh it was i think we are now in midfebruary amid marcher so it was late february where the the the new director of a citizen immigration services i announced that they would be changing literally the mission statement and dropping a b the words america's promise as a nation of immigrants and amid literally they've explicitly done this and and and i should also say that i've spoken to some people who who work with people at ice and there is a sense too that the younger people who have come to ice right me because we're probably now in this first generation or maybe just the second generation of of ice officers who have come to ice perhaps you know from a civilian life omitted probably initial ice people were were coming from other areas of of law enforcement so now we are with ice they uh they're function is no different than it was during the obama the administration however like you say starting under a under john kelly who is now the uh the fao chief of staff they their mission shifted rather radically didn't it when with trump's election correct and you'll remember that under obama 10year there was some implicated in of a plus a prosecutorial discretion and that's something that makes sense in the in terms of uh prioritizing when you have to deal with the right now under the law it's it's really difficult to to prioritize and so you have an agency that is you know stayed thin in terms of free throws they're so it makes sense to have an approach like the one that give them administration had towards uh immigration and how they were dealing with undocumented immigrants in that those that were literally not a threat and and those were actually not in any way affecting uh in in it it was it was a way of of better managing resources so is prosecutorial discretion in which you can prioritize sort of the deportees in certain types of immigrants and and it said especially those convicted of crimes dot has totally gone out the window under the trump administration and it's not only a bad way of managing resources considering it's it's literally really really hard to just go after any one it's also the humanizing and it's also being taken into authoritarianism levels and the way that it's being applied yeah i mean this is.

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"immigration services" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Of immigrants so so you can see that and from their ranks if if that's what happening at the top you can imagine that a lot of people within their ranks have this view of immigrants as others of immigrants has uh foreign threats to national security um as to why quote politicians or uh they have that make them different from police forces i cannot really tell you not by in terms of what the view of the entity years in that comes from the top and that's what what is being reflected by their change of of their mission you know i mean it's interesting because as you just clarify uh it was i think we are now in midfebruary amid marcher so it was late february where the the new director of citizen immigration services are announced that they would be changing literally the mission statement and dropping a b the words america's promise as a nation of immigrants uh and amid literally they've explicitly done this and and i and i should also say that i've spoken to some people who uh who who work uh with people at ice and there is a sense too that the younger people who have come to ice right at me because we're probably now in this first generation or maybe just the second generation of of ice officers who have come to ice perhaps you know from a civilian life omitted probably initial ice people were were coming from other areas of of law enforcement so now we are with ice they uh they're function is no different than it was during the obama administration however like you say starting under a hundred john kelly who is now the the chief of staff they their mission shifted rather radically didn't it when with trump's election correct and you'll remember that under obama's 10year there was some plication of uh plus a prosecutorial discretion and that's something that makes sense in the in terms of uh prioritizing when you have to deal with with right now under the law it's it's really difficult to to prioritize and so you have an agency that is you know spread thin in terms of resources so it makes sense to have an approach like the one that the obama administration had towards uh immigration and how they were dealing with undocumented immigrants in that those that were literally not.

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"immigration services" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"That will stop this from happening again but that's got to happen united states citizenship and immigration services its own france assists the uh since the the reagan and steve 1980 six when the democrats in congress said just do this we promise mr president will close the border just do this i saw a bit of that at the end of last year in the beginning of this year or the democrats were go well let's just add this to the budget will take care a duck and now we promise we'll talk about the wall later how imported a decision was it from this president president trump to say i love you but i don't believe you have good altogether absolutely the reputation cuban immigration field for a while like let ten of the reagan hannity there's a bitter lesson that uh weed weed delayed the enforcement it never came uh if if never happened and we ended up with a big amnesty and no enforcement and that can't happen this time we we all learned a lot of lessons from eighty six and that's one of the biggest ones who the it's all going to come at the same time the biggest was what you said earlier eleven or twelve million people are here illegally now something the democrats promise would ever happen it's a you sas director francis as the so what is the wall look like i know that the president is firm wall's going to be part of dhaka we've got to secure our borders weaver nation we have to have a borders has to be sovereign nation what is a wall look like because people always envision a a 20foot brick wall that's impenetrable i'm guessing the wall means some fence the wall means some technology the wall means physical wall as well is all that included or is it really just it'll be a big giant wall pickwick you added the way we describe it that dhs as we call it a wall system so what that means is that.

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"immigration services" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"immigration services" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The director of united states citizenship and immigration services he's her provide a briefing on the attempted suicide bombing in new york and how was able by flaws in our immigration system after he speaks than take some of your questions i'll be back up to answer questions on other news at as always if you can stay focused on the topic at hand at that'd be great thanks so much for whoa here to talk to you about yesterday's incident and can give you some of the contracts the perspective on immigration system how it works or how it didn't work in this case and what are the sorts of things are administrations proposing to change it to make it better so as you all know yesterday the suspect akhiad ghulam was arrested in an attempted bombing in new york city uh and there's an immigration aspect of this new immigration aspect is that he emigrated to this country he was a green cardholders lawful permanent resident uh he came to this country based on family connection to a us citizens whose national bangladesh at a us citizen in question was his uncle and that us citizens many years ago came to this country originally as a visa lottery winner so uh this is the general background i now want to try to explain what all that means uh where the trims come from what the significance of all that is first i would explain that uh for those who aren't aware our immigration system has two principal components there's a family component through which the suspect in yesterday's attack alleged bombing incident came through and this employment rates in any given year we have about one million immigrants one million people come here get green cards immigrant visas in fiscal year fifteen for example of that one million about six about seventy two percent of our immigrants came based on family connection and only six percent for about one out of fifteen km vase on unemployment or a job connection job offer so you can see.

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