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CISOMB 7th Annual Conference, Dec. 7, 2017
Posted on 28 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFFICE OF THE CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OMBUDSMAN SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services December 7, 2017 National Archives, Washington, D.C. Link to agenda here . Read More

CIS Ombudsman's Third Annual Conference on Oct. 24 in Washington DC
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"From: CISOmbudsman.PublicAffairs [mailto: CISOmbudsman.PublicAffairs@hq.dhs.gov ] Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:18 PM Subject: Register Now: DHS CIS Ombudsman's Third Annual Conference on Oct. 24 in Washington DC REGISTER NOW! The Office... Read More

CISOMB Conference Streaming Live Now (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015)
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

2015 Fifth Annual Conference Fifth Annual Conference National Archives and Records Administration Washington, D.C. November 5, 2015 8:30 am – 4:30 pm "The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman... Read More

DHS Announces New CIS Ombudsman Julie Kirchner
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 2, 2017 - "Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced the appointment of Julie Kirchner as Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman. Kirchner was most recently an advisor to the Acting Commissioner of Customs... Read More

CISOMB Telecon Recap: A Conversation with the ICE Public Advocate
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On March 28, 2012, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman's Office) hosted a public teleconference and interviewed the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Public Advocate , Mr. Andrew Lorenzen... Read More

July 16, 2015 CISOMB Teleconference: 2015 Annual Report to Congress
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Please join the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for a public teleconference on our 2015 Annual Report. Specific areas discussed in the 2015 Annual Report include: quality and consistency in adjudications, delays in processing... Read More

2014 CISOMB Report to Congress
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman - Annual Report Highlights Families and Children: Family reunification has long been a pillar of U.S. immigration policy. The USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver program advances family... Read More

CISOMB Quarterly Update: September 2012
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attached please find a copy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Quarterly Update for September 2012 . This Quarterly Update features: - the release of the 2012 Annual Report... Read More

Second Annual CISOMB Conference, Oct. 18, 2012
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman invites you to register to attend its: Second Annual Conference October 18, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington... Read More

USCIS Accepts Ombudsman's Recommendation to Adopt Parole Policy for U Visa Petitioners and Family Members
Posted on 9 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CISOMB, Sept. 7, 2016 - "USCIS has agreed [by letter dated Aug. 16, 2016] with the Ombudsman’s [June 16, 2016] recommendation to implement a parole policy for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members who live abroad. The U visa –... Read More

USCIS Director Mayorkas responds to CISOMB re deferred action
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" ... 1. USCIS will shortly issue internal standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the processing and determination of deferred action requests. 2. USCIS is tracking data regarding the number of deferred action requests, the disposition... Read More

USCIS Responds to CISOMB Asylum EAD Recommendation
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Response to Recommendation 50; Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants: Recommendations to Improve Coordination and Communication - USCIS, Jan. 4, 2012 . Read More

CISOMB Recommendation: Improving the Process for Removal of Conditions on Residence for Spouses and Children
Posted on 3 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the process for removing conditions on residence for spouses and children appears to be straight-forward, in practice, many individuals often encounter difficulty during the adjudication process resulting in undue burdens on spouses and children... Read More

CISOMB U Visa Parole Recommendation
Posted on 21 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Ombudsman, June 16, 2016 - "Ombudsman Recommendation on Parole for Eligible U Visa Principal and Derivative Petitioners Residing Abroad The Ombudsman recommends that USCIS develop a parole policy to benefit eligible U principals and beneficiaries... Read More

CISOMB Recommendations: Employment Eligibility for Derivatives of Conrad State 30 Physician Program
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Impact on the Public International medical graduates in the United States make important contributions in clinical care in underserved areas, as well as research and teaching. These recommendations, issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Services... Read More