One could say this a WTF moment. But it is part of a quote from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services bureaucrat. The mixed message being that some parts of the U.S. government deport illegal aliens, other parts give them benefits. Specifically John Kramer, District Director, Phoenix District Office, Phoenix, AZ, does not like deporting illegals. He finds deporting illegals distasteful.
The Arizona Republic November 28, 2011 Daniel Gonzalez (no surprises here)
A new federal office in Phoenix provides green cards and similar services without the presence of immigration-enforcement operations, eliminating what officials say had been an uncomfortable atmosphere for legal immigrants.
The Department of Homeland Security has been slowly opening such stand-alone immigration offices since 2003, when the former Immigration and Naturalization Service was dissolved. The services and enforcement duties of the former INS were divided into separate agencies, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency now responsible for processing immigration applications for green cards and naturalization, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency responsible for arresting and deporting illegal immigrants.
Because of the divergent missions, housing the two agencies in the same building creates an awkward atmosphere and sends a "mixed message," said John Kramar, a CIS district director...
"There will be no confusion in this location," said Kramar, standing outside the 50,000-square-foot immigration office.
The benefits of the new office go beyond separating immigration services from immigration enforcement.
More evidence of the attitude of USCIS to enforcement and fraud detection. They want to give out benefits, not protect America. Of course there are no real benefits to separating immigration services. What it does is discourage immigration enforcement. In fact, much fraud exists in immigration benefits, and separating benefits from enforcement discourages USCIS officers from finding and reporting fraud. It also gives a free pass to illegal aliens and fraud perpetrators who in the legacy INS days were quickly arrested when they attempted to obtain immigration benefits. Adjudicators of immigration benefits only had to make a quick telephone call to other officers in the same building to come and arrest illegals and frausters.
Now, under the new Regime, there is no downside to fraud. If you get denied, no worries because there is no enforcement or arrests at USCIS offices.