The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the appointment of Julia Kirchner to be Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Kirchner was the Executive Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a designatd anti-immigrant hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
This is putting the fox in charge of the hen house. The USCIS Ombudsman is supposed to help immigrants and American citizens resolve issues with the bureaucracy. As someone who has spent her career demonizing immigrants and immigration, Kirchner is certainly not qualified for this position. Only in the radical world of the Trump Administration could this appointment take place.