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Faces of Homeland Security: Mark Temple

Mark Taylor, Supervisory Immigration Officer, USCIS
San Jose, CA

Mark Temple is a Supervisory Immigration Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security Unit, which leads USCIS’s efforts to combat immigration benefit fraud, protecting the integrity of the immigration system.

Temple initiated and supported an investigation leading to the convictions and sentencing (PDF, 4 pages - 79KB) of attorneys for preparing fraudulent asylum applications. He also developed a case that prosecuted an immigration consultation business that committed employment fraud with 1,700 alien beneficiaries.

As a Supervisory Immigration Officer, Mark Temple coordinates USCIS’s support for investigations of locally-based immigration benefit fraud, together with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the FBI, and other agencies.

In June, DHS, along with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, unveiled a nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams. The initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL), which occurs when legal advice and/or representation regarding immigration matters is provided by an individual who is not an attorney or accredited representative.

USCIS strengthens the security and integrity of the immigration system by providing effective customer-oriented immigration benefit and information services to customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting awareness and understanding of citizenship, and combating immigration fraud.

Last Published Date: March 5, 2013
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