In 2018, the Trump administration issued a USCIS mission statement that omitted the “nation of immigrants” passage present in the agency’s previous and long-standing mission statement.

The Trump administration statement read, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.”

The new mission statement brings back the “nation of immigrants” label, calling the U.S. “a nation of welcome and possibility”. It reflects the Biden administration’s “commitment to an immigration system that is accessible and humane.”

The Biden administration replaced the Trump-era mission statement with a shorter, though significantly different one: “USCIS upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve.”

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