Immigration Law

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CISOMB Issues 2022 Report to Congress
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CISOMB, June 30, 2022 "By statute, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) submits an Annual Report to Congress by June 30 of each year. Our Annual Report must provide a summary of the most pervasive and... Read More

Tags: ombudsman , USCIS

CISOMB: Updated Information on Employment-based Form I-485 Supplement J Receipt Notices, Case Status, and Medical Records
Posted on 22 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CISOMB web alert, June 22, 2022 "Dear Stakeholder, Our office continues to receive a significant number of requests for case assistance related to pending employment-based adjustment of status applications. We understand the time-sensitive nature... Read More

Tags: ombudsman , USCIS

CISOMB Seeks Lateral Hire
Posted on 9 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USAJOBS - Senior Advisor (Immigration) "This assignment is a 6 month non-reimbursable assignment and option to extend additional 180 days. This position is located in the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CISOMB).... Read More

DHS Appoints Luke Bellocchi Detention Ombudsman
Posted on 27 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 27, 2020 "Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf released the following statement on the announcement of Luke Bellocchi as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ombudsman for Immigration Detention. “Today, I am pleased... Read More

Revised Form I-589 Update (Mar. 5, 2019)
Posted on 5 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CISOMB, Mar. 5, 2019 "Earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its plan to release a revised Form I-539 and Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (edition... Read More

Tags: i-589 , ombudsman , USCIS

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's 2018 Annual Report to Congress
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's 2018 Annual Report to Congress (June 28, 2018) Read More

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

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

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 Recommends Improvements to SIJ Adjudications
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 11, 2015 - Ombudsman Recommendations to Ensuring Process Efficiency and Legal Sufficiency in Special Immigrant Juvenile Adjudications Stakeholders report and the Ombudsman has observed that the Special Immigrant Juvenile... 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

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

Register for CIS Ombudsman's Sixth Annual Conference
Posted on 28 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CISOMB, Nov. 22, 2016 - " Register now for the CIS Ombudsman's Sixth Annual Conference! Space is limited. We invite you to join the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for our Annual Conference. Registration is free... Read More

Special Immigrant Juvenile Teleconference Recap
Posted on 22 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 21, 2016 - "On June 16, 2016, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman hosted a public teleconference on issues related to the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. Participants who joined the CIS Ombudsman... Read More