Closing US Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices

There are currently over twenty countries that have immigration operations abroad that the Trump administration is planning on shutting down. This move comes at a time where there is a long backlog of asylum applications from migrants crossing the border domestically. The reasoning behind this is to tackle immigration at the southern border before fully committing itself to immigration abroad. This will lengthen the time it takes for immigrants from other countries to legally apply and obtain asylum. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services offer assistance to US citizens, permanent residents and refugees with hopes of bringing their family to the US. There are currently delays in refugee applications abroad, and the closing of these offices will only increase the delays.

Do you think that this will make it more difficult to immigrate to the US from other countries abroad? What repercussions could this have on the country? Do you think that this is a wise move by the Trump administration?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/united-states-citizenship-immigration-uscis.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

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