So stated Alejandro Mayorkas before the US Senate:
As one who was granted citizenship through the beneficence of our government and by virtue of my family's
journey to this country, I understand deeply the gravity as well as the nobility of the mission to administer our
immigration laws efficiently and with fairness, honesty, and integrity. The most important responsibility of
USCIS is its authority to bestow citizenship. As a naturalized citizen, I have a deep understanding and
appreciation of this mission.