Biden manager. allows immigrants to select an “X” gender marker on a citizenship application

The Biden administration will now allow immigrants applying for benefits to select “X” as their gender instead of male or female without supporting documentation, according to a recent update from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

On Monday announcement, USCIS said it revised Form N-400, an application for naturalization, to include an “X” gender option. Under the new policy update, depending on the form, benefit applicants can choose three gender options: Male (M), “Female (F) or “Other Gender Identity” (X).

The agency also updated the guidance in its Policy Manual to account for the change and some other “upcoming form revisions” that include a gender option other than male and female.

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“Form N-400 is the only USCIS form that offers the X gender option at this time,” the USCIS stated. “Therefore, until we complete additional form revisions that add the X gender option, naturalization certificates are the only secure identity documents issued by USCIS that can reflect X gender.”

The gender an applicant chooses does not need to match the gender listed on other documents, such as a birth certificate, passport or state identification, the agency said.

“This has created significant barriers for applicants who do not identify with either of those options. Limiting benefit applicants to two gender options also creates administrative challenges for USCIS when we receive birth certificates or other official government documents with a gender other than M or. F,” the a USCIS statement reads.

Adding a third gender option, the agency said, helps ensure the accuracy of secure identity documents and biographical data, as well as external stakeholders and individual benefit applicants.

In response to an inquiry from The Christian Post on Tuesday about the policy change, the USCIS clarified that the “X” gender option is only available on Form N-400 at this time but anticipates that the “X” gender option will be available in all USCIS . forms “where collection of sex is required for benefit judgment.”

“This does not change USCIS screening and verification policies or procedures,” the agency added. “USCIS remains committed to the integrity of the immigration system and maintains key identity verification — such as biometric submission and anti-fraud procedures.”

The USCIS claims the change is consistent with states that allow people to mark their gender as “X” on their driver's licenses and the Department of State. announcement in 2022, that US citizens could choose “X” as the gender marker on their passport.

The latest political update comes in the middle worries on the Biden administration's handling of the record influx of illegal immigrants coming through the US southern border.

On Monday X post, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., accused the administration of focusing more on implementing “woke DEI gender policies” instead of securing the border.

“I'm sure Laken Riley's family is relieved to know that immigrants can now register as 'Generation X,'” Biggs wrote. “Close the border.”

Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student who was killed last month while jogging on the University of Georgia campus. The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of the young woman was Jose Antonio Ibarra, an illegal immigrant released from a detention center due to lack of space. The 26-year-old Venezuelan national entered the country illegally in September 2022 through El Paso, Texas.


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