Bo Cooper on the 'Grassley Report'

Bo Cooper on the 'Grassley Report'

Testifying on Feb. 15, 2012 at a House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hearing, "Safeguarding the Integrity of the Immigration Benefits Adjudication Process," regarding the so-called 'Grassley Report,' Bo Cooper had these wise words: "Seen in the light of the data, there is no basis for the concern expressed in the DIG report that USCIS has an institutional bias in favor of approvals or against RFEs. The data shows the opposite trend. ... [and] ... The report's recommendation that the standard of proof should be raised across benefits adjudications, also based on faulty assumptions about adjudication trends, does not seem supportable and would be ill-advised. While national security concerns must be paramount, and fraud detection is critical to the immigration benefits program, protecting those imperatives will not be achieved by introducing a new, complex legal standard for immigration benefits."  Thank you, Bo Cooper!