How do things really work at USCIS? Hi, I'm Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the seventh video in our seven-part series on how things work at USCIS, and in this video, I wanted to give sort of like a summary or a conclusion paragraph or a video about how things work.
This agency is broken. The people running it are clowns and morons. The people in DC, I mean. There are a lot of really good frontline officers who want to do a good job, but their efforts have been thwarted by people at USCIS headquarters who really want to crush immigrants, who really want to do everything they can to screw up the system, to make it as dysfunctional as possible.
We've seen layoffs coming, furloughs coming, because USCIS can't manage their own money. Their resources have been stripped and sent over to Immigration Customs Enforcement. This is no way to run an immigration agency. It's probably its darkest hours as it's been in a really long time. I was down at USCIS yesterday, and you could just feel the glum and melancholy feeling in the air. Very sad, just not a very happy place. Not a lot of action, and that's all on purpose.
Now, there's the coronavirus, so we have that part of things, but the people who are running USCIS have declared war on immigrants, and they really, honestly sit around every day and think of ways to make life more miserable for immigrants, and so, I wanted to make this video to tell you how things really are.
And you've heard me before. You know that I say that they're not your friends in immigration, they're not trying to help you, they're trying to screw you, and that's never been more true. In my mind, immigration is a blood sport. You either win or you lose. You either get the benefit or you don't. There's no tie. There's no tie goes to the runner. There's no, oh, let's balance the factors and treat people fairly. No, you have to win.
You have to do everything you can that's legal and honest and truthful to win your case. You have to file the strongest case. You have to fight like hell. You have to do everything you can to get your case approved. If you just file an average case, that doesn't have a lot of evidence, that doesn't have a lot of emotion behind it, you're probably going to lose.
These people do not want to approve your case. They want you to deny your case, and they sit around ways to think about how do we ... they sit around and think about how do we make this harder? How do we make it less likely to be approved? How do we send this immigrant back home? The doors are closed. You've got to climb over the wall. You've got to dig under the wall. You've got to do everything you can legally to stay here.
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