Respecting and celebrating our tradition as a nation of immigrants strengthens our communities and helps ensure that people of diverse backgrounds share in the rights and freedoms guaranteed under our Constitution.Every day, the dedicated men and women of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ensure that deserving immigrants receive the benefits for which they are eligible under our nationâ€™s laws. This same dedicated workforce protects the integrity of our nationâ€™s immigration system and helps ensure the system is not abused by those who wish to do our nation harm.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, USCIS was created as part of a new national homeland security enterprise to confront and defend against the evolving threats we face and to make America more resilient when a crisis occurs. Its creation was premised upon the basic tenet that for our immigration system to work, we must be able to protect our national security.
Through USCISâ€™s enhanced efforts to protect national security, USCIS can more effectively screen for security threats while efficiently processing legitimate benefits for people rightfully coming to the United States. To that end, USCIS has taken and continues to take steps responsive to the 9/11 Commission Reportâ€™s recommendations. In our efforts, for example, to combat immigration fraud:
Our efforts reflect our commitment to oversee lawful immigration to the United States by strengthening the security and integrity of our nationâ€™s immigration system while providing effective customer-oriented immigration benefit and information services.You can read more about the Departmentâ€™s efforts to implement the 9/11 Commission reportâ€™s recommendations here.
Hart Immigration provides immigration services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and surrounding areas.