U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director, L. Francis Cissna, announced that USCIS has a new mission statement

The new mission statement is: 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 agency’s new mission statement omits a passage that was part of the prior mission statement that described the United States as a nation of immigrants.