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27 May 2010

Highlighting the Wounded Warrior Program: USCIS Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

As we celebrate May as National Military Appreciation Month, we would like to express our gratitude to our servicemen and women in all branches of the military.

USS Midway naturalization ceremony – May 13, 2010 in San Diego
Photo: USS Midway naturalization ceremony – May 13, 2010 in San Diego

Veterans have a special place at USCIS. In July 2008, we created the Wounded Warrior Program (WWP). This program allows us to identify, recruit, and hire severely wounded, injured or disabled veterans in collaboration with 16 Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Hospitals throughout the country. Since the start of the program, USCIS has hired 32 wounded veterans.

Wounded warriors appreciate the program because it encourages them to continue serving their country in a different capacity. The experience that these veterans bring to the USCIS workforce is also something we are proud of and from which we benefit.

In the Fall of 2009, USCIS hired wounded veteran Nicholas Nibikora. Mr. Nibikora grew up in the Republic of Burundi and immigrated to the U.S. to escape civil war. After the attacks of September 11th, he joined the U.S. Navy to protect his new homeland. Mr. Nibikora praised the program for giving him an opportunity and was delighted when he was offered a job at USCIS. “They offered me the job and welcomed me with open arms,” said Mr. Nibikora. “When I wake up in the morning to go to work I feel like “I love this job” because of my coworkers, we work together as a team with motivation, and I learn every day from them. I feel like I am with my family. And of course, they are my family.”

USCIS believes in the value of working together with those who have risked their lives to protect the country. To learn more about our Wounded Warrior program please call 202-233-2500.

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At May 29, 2010 at 5:40:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very glad to know the fees paid by the USCIS "customers" are being put to good use at least in some instances. Please hire more vets, at least they risked their lives and did something to protect the country instead of just seating at the desks and ignoring files containing the applications [while promptly cashing the checks that came with the applications!]

 
At June 1, 2010 at 7:56:00 AM EDT , Anonymous ranadiya said...

My big salute to Wounded warriors, it is really great work from USCIS that they are recruiting, and hiring severely wounded, injured or disabled veterans.And yes this is also great opportunity for Wounded warriors to take this benefit.

 
At August 21, 2010 at 9:01:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Ellen Smith said...

It's very nice to know that they are putting or utilizing what the USCIS are paying to valuable use..It will certainly encourage them to be vigilant and efficient in their fees..

 
At January 1, 2011 at 1:29:00 AM EST , Anonymous gun safes houston said...

Blessings to USCIS for creating the Wounded Warrior Program! My brother is a Wounded Warrior (Afghanistan, 2009) and is doing much better in his recovery. So, thank you very much from me and all Wounded Warriors!

 
At March 22, 2011 at 6:15:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Phentermine said...

This Wounded Warrior Program will definately give a sense of security to the members of the Military.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 6:32:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Pamela James said...

My dad was in the army and I was raised an army brat and I have always felt that our military services and our veterans deserve much better care than they get, so it is always good to read about a program that is doing something to help.

 
At September 20, 2014 at 12:05:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Bigger Arms said...

Much Respect to to Wounded warriors, Nice Post , thanks for sharing!

 

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