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Immigration Law

DOS on Facilitating USCIS VTC Interviews of Refugee Applicants

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 228 / Wednesday, December 1, 2021

"By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by the laws of the United States, including 22 U.S.C. 2651a, pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 6, 2021 (DHS Delegation Number 00117), and subject to the DHS Secretary’s oversight, direction, and guidance, I hereby delegate to the assistant secretary for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, to the extent authorized by law, the authority to designate Department employees as immigration officers to facilitate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) video teleconference interviews of overseas refugee applicants, pursuant to section 103(a)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6)) and 8 CFR 2.1."