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June 10, 2019

Thompson Statement on Cuccinelli Appointment

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news President Trump has appointed Ken Cuccinelli as acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

“Mr. Cuccinelli is an anti-immigrant fringe figure that has no business leading a component that is supposed to administer our Nation’s legal immigration system. Besides being a rightwing commentator, Cuccinelli is completely unqualified to lead USCIS and likely wants to decimate the agency Congress charged with handling our immigration and refugee programs. With both Democrats and Republicans opposing him, there is no reason for President Trump to instill someone who has no chance of Senate confirmation.”

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