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  • Cuccinelli: Trump’s Thursday Statement on Riot Should Have Been Made Earlier

    01/13/2021 6:21:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” acting Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said that President Donald Trump’s statement on Thursday about the riot at the U.S. Capitol is “what we wanted to hear on Wednesday,” the day that the riot took place, but that the president’s message about the riot on Thursday was one that came “late.” Cuccinelli said, “[W]hat he said on Thursday is what we wanted to hear on Wednesday, right? And it was late.”
  • House Democrats' coronavirus package includes ‘amnesty’ for some illegal immigrants, critics say

    05/13/2020 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/13/2020 | Adam Shaw
    The $3 trillion coronavirus relief package released by House Democrats this week includes protections for illegal immigrants who work in jobs declared “essential” — a move that Republicans are blasting as an attempt at “amnesty.” The mammoth bill includes a section on page 1,737 on “temporary protections for essential critical infrastructure workers.” That section of the bill allows some illegal immigrants — who are “engaged in essential critical infrastructure labor or services in the United States” — to be placed into “a period of deferred action” and authorized to work if they meet certain conditions. It also grants protections to...
  • Judge rules Cuccinelli unlawfully appointed to run immigration agency

    03/01/2020 1:18:57 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    A federal judge ruled that Ken Cuccinelli, who previously headed the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), was unlawfully appointed to run the agency. D.C. District Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama appointee, decided the Trump administration violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act when Cuccinelli, the current deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was appointed to lead USCIS in June 2019. He also ruled that Cuccinelli’s policy that accelerated the screenings for immigrants seeking asylum should be eliminated, according to the ruling obtained by The Hill. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act regulates who the president can put in...
  • Judge says Ken Cuccinelli unlawfully appointed to lead US immigration agency

    03/01/2020 1:00:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 64 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 03/0120 | Geneva Sands and Priscilla Alvarez
    A federal judge on Sunday ruled that it was unlawful to appoint Ken Cuccinelli to lead the agency responsible for processing US immigration requests. The judge also invalidated a set of policies for the asylum seekers who are part of the case. Advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit last year challenging the legitimacy of his role as acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, asking the court to set aside asylum policy changes issued shortly after he took office. Cuccinelli is currently serving as the acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees USCIS. The lawsuit...
  • Cuccinelli apparently deletes tweet highlighting Hanukkah stabbing suspect's immigrant parent

    12/30/2019 12:22:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli has apparently deleted a tweet about the suspect charged with a stabbing attack at a Hanukkah celebration in New York over the weekend, saying "American values did not take hold" in the man's family although he is a U.S. citizen. “The attacker is the U.S. Citizen son of an illegal alien who got amnesty under the 1986 amnesty law for illegal immigrants. Apparently, American values did not take hold among this entire family, at least this one violent, and apparently bigoted, son,” Cuccinelli said in a since-deleted tweet, referencing...
  • Ken Cuccinelli Leaves Pub After Democrat Former Gov. Martin O’Malley Berates Him

    11/28/2019 2:06:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, left a popular D.C. pub on Wednesday evening after Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland (D), raised his voice and berated him regarding the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Both Cuccinelli and O’Malley appeared at the Dubliner in the nation’s capital, a choice pub for Gonzaga High School graduates. “Both men attended the school, graduating five years apart in the 1980s,” the Washington Post notes. According to one witness, Siobhan Houton Arnold, Cuccinelli walked into the bar, and O’Malley proceeded to berate him regarding the Trump administration’s immigration policies,...
  • Cuccinelli fires back at O'Malley, calls behavior 'sad' and 'shocking'

    11/28/2019 2:37:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 November 2019 | Brooke Singman, Adam Shaw |
    Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli fired back at former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday after the Democrat forced Cuccinelli to leave an event Thanksgiving eve, with Cuccinelli claiming O'Malley's "sad" and "shocking" outburst was so vitriolic his neck veins were "bulging." Cuccinelli, in a lengthy statement to Fox News, recalled Wednesday night’s incident, which took place at the Dubliner—an Irish pub on Capitol Hill where he and O’Malley were attending an event with fellow graduates of Gonzaga College High School before O’Malley’s “shame-invoking tirade” forced Cuccinelli to leave. CUCCINELLI FORCED TO LEAVE BAR AFTER BEING ASSAILED BY...
  • New head of Homeland Security (breaking)

    11/01/2019 6:06:50 PM PDT · by justme4now · 5 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | November 1, 2019 7:29 pm | Kane
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named Chad Wolf to be the next acting head of Homeland Security, the fifth person in the job for this administration. While speaking to reporters Friday outside the White House en route to a rally in Mississippi, Trump said he had chosen Wolf, ending weeks of speculation over who would head up the department after Kevin McAleenan resigned in October.
  • Republicans shoot down White House plan to install Cuccinelli atop DHS

    10/31/2019 10:35:37 AM PDT · by rintintin · 47 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | Oct 31 2019 | Everett, Kumar and Lippman
    Republican senators are warning President Donald Trump that he cannot legally appoint immigration hard-liner Ken Cuccinelli to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The White House and DHS lawyers, however, are continuing to work on a controversial end run around a federal law that prohibits Cuccinelli from serving as an acting secretary. It would likely face an immediate court challenge as well as the ire of members of his own party. “The White House would be well advised to consult with the Senate and senators before they take any decisive action that might be embarrassing to Mr. Cuccinelli or to...
  • Watch–Ken Cuccinelli Takes on Debbie Wasserman [tr]

    10/31/2019 5:57:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 October 2019 | John Binder
    Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli hit back against Sen. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) after she falsely accused him and President Trump of promoting a “heinous white supremacist ideology.” During a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Wasserman Schultz falsely claimed that Cuccinelli and Trump were part of a “heinous white supremacist ideology” by enforcing longstanding national legal immigration law that protects American taxpayers from subsidizing welfare for legal immigrants who want to permanently resettle in the United States.
  • Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down

    10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners. President Trump on Friday announced that McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family, and added that the new acting secretary would be announced next week. The announcement immediately led to speculation as to who would step into the vital cabinet position -- one that is a central post for the nation's immigration policy....
  • Vid: CNN's Burnett Challenges Cuccinelli on New Immigration Rule (and get owned with class!)

    08/15/2019 10:46:17 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 20 replies
    CNN Video on YouTube 11:00 Minutes ^ | August 14, 2019 | Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli
    Scott Adams, the Master of Persuasion, pointed this interview out as a great example of getting attacked by a reporter, but maintaining a composed and cordial attitude. Cuccinelli thoroughly wins this argument. YouTube 10:45 minutes (see link above)
  • Madeleine Albright on Cuccinelli: "Statue of Liberty is Weeping,"

    08/15/2019 8:02:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 08/15/2019 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN: Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggesting that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States is "completely un-American." "I've been a refugee twice, once from the Nazis and we were in England, and then we came to the United States when the communists took over in Czechoslovakia. And I think that it is one of the most un-American things I've ever heard," Albright told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night on 'Anderson Cooper 360.' "I think the Statue...
  • Immigration Chief Ken Cuccinelli: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

    08/13/2019 9:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/13/2019 | Sasha Ingber
    "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge," Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Tuesday, twisting Emma Lazarus' famous words on a bronze plaque at the Statue of Liberty. Cuccinelli was speaking to NPR's Rachel Martin about a new regulation he announced Monday that targets legal immigration. The rule denies green cards and visas to immigrants if they use — or are deemed likely to need — federal, state and local government benefits including food stamps, housing vouchers and...
  • Trump Administration to Deny Green Cards to Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs

    08/12/2019 7:32:36 AM PDT · by oblomov · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Louise Radnofsky and Andrew Restuccia
    WASHINGTON—Immigrants legally in the U.S. will be ineligible for green cards if they use any of an array of social programs, and prospective immigrants will be barred from entry if they can’t convince a consular officer that they will never use such programs, as part of a final rule published by the Trump administration. The rule, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, is one of the most ambitious and sweeping elements of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, according to administration officials as well as immigrant-rights advocates opposed to the change. The administration was all but guaranteeing fresh criticism from...
  • Cuccinelli says Trump didn't send wrong message releasing illegal immigrant employer

    08/12/2019 9:18:15 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 12, 2019
    Senior Trump administration official Ken Cuccinelli said Monday he doesn't think President Trump sent the wrong message by giving his first prison commutation to a man who was one of the nation's largest employers of illegal immigrants. The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a hardliner on immigration policy, said the Trump administration's message is one of toughness, not leniency, after raids this month of seven food processing plants in Mississippi resulted in 680 arrests. "I don't think so," Cuccinelli said, regarding whether the 2017 release of Sholom Rubashkin sent the wrong message. The former Iowa meatpacking executive...
  • Trump admin officials defend ICE raids, but remain mum on details

    07/14/2019 11:42:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 14, 2019 | Allan Smith and Suzanne Gamboa
    Trump administration officials on Sunday defended the need for planned immigration raids expected to take place in 10 cities across the country even as they remained tight-lipped about details on the widespread action. Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he would not divulge any operational details of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, additionally choosing not to answer a question about whether immigrant families will be separated. "In the same way I wasn't willing to talk about operational details, that would be an operational detail that I'm...
  • Watch–Ken Cuccinelli: ICE Ready to Deport Approximately 1M Illegal Aliens with Final Deportation...

    07/07/2019 3:24:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 July 2019 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Watch–Ken Cuccinelli: ICE Ready to Deport Approximately 1M Illegal Aliens with Final Deportation Orders Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli says the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is ready to deport about a million illegal aliens who remain in the country despite having final orders for deportation. During an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Cuccinelli said despite a delay of mass deportations by President Trump two weeks ago, ICE agents are ready to detain and deport the roughly one million illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the country. Cuccinelli...
  • Sunday bombshell: Pool for deportation up to 1 million illegals who have already had due process

    07/08/2019 8:38:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Sunday morning's network talking head shows yielded one eye-popping statement. "They're ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders," Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli said on "Face the Nation" on Sunday, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) branch charged with removal operations. Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner who took the helm of the agency last month, said it is within ICE's discretion to determine who among those with final orders of deportation will be...
  • Acting Director of Immigration Services: Trump Admin Ready to Deport 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    07/07/2019 1:06:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 148 replies
    GP ^ | July 7,2019 | by Cristina Laila
    The Trump Administration is ready to deport approximately 1 million illegal aliens, according to the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli. ”They’re ready to just perform their mission​,​ which is to go and find and detain and then deport the proximity one million people who have final removal orders. They’ve been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders​,” Cuccinelli said during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” ” Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort, or not, is really just information kept within ICE at this point.​”​ “I’m...