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Mon May 27, 2019, 09:04 PM

Union chief blasts pick to lead citizenship agency, says choice signals 'end of legal immigration'

By Devan Cole and Geneva Sands, CNN
Updated 4:24 PM ET, Mon May 27, 2019

Washington (CNN)The head of a union representing US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees on Sunday slammed Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner who President Donald Trump is expected to tap to lead the agency, saying his potential appointment "spells the end of legal immigration as it currently exists."

"The resignation of Francis Lee Cissna as Director of USCIS and the possible appointment of Ken Cuccinelli as his successor spells the end of legal immigration as it currently exists," Danielle Spooner, the president of the union representing all USCIS employees, said in a statement.

"It has become clear that the goal of this Administration is to end immigration all together. How better to do that then by appointing as the leader of USCIS someone who knows nothing about immigration, Adjustment of Status or Naturalization, and whose sole purpose is to destroy the agency that grants these benefits," the statement read.

Cuccinelli did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment Monday ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/27/politics/danielle-spooner-ken-cuccinelli-uscis/index.html

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