MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.
“This was a major government mistake,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said.
Klobuchar joined Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison to stop the move. Klobuchar said the relocation would have put the office at a significant distance from the nearest bus line. She said it would not be fair to people who want to become U.S. citizens.
“They are doing everything right, but they were putting this in a location that they would have to take a cab or drive a car, and a lot of them don’t own a car,” she said.
According to Klobuchar, the Government Services Agency has agreed to stop the process of moving and restart the bidding process for a different location.
“We are really pleased with this result,” Klobuchar said.