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13 December 2012

USCIS Public Engagement Division Holds Last Enlace Publico of 2012

On Dec. 5, the USCIS Public Engagement Division (PED) held its last Enlace Publico for 2012. The free Spanish-language public engagement was held from 7:30-9 p.m. EST in the Tomich Center at USCIS headquarters, 111 Massachusetts Ave. Participants were able to join through teleconference, live Web stream, or social media. The event was moderated by Mariela Melero, Associate Director of the Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate (CSPED), and Victoria Porto, Supervisory Adjudications Officer for the Field Operations Directorate and Team Lead for the Office of Transformation Coordination (OTC). They provided brief updates to participants and then answered their questions on a variety of immigration topics, including consideration for deferred action for childhood arrivals, provisional waiver and the Department of State visa bulletin. 

Victoria Porto (left)Supervisory Adjudications Officer for the Field Operations Directorate, and OTC’s Team Lead, and Mariela Melero (right), CSPED Associate Director, provided updates and answered participants’ questions during the Public Engagement Division’s last enlace Publico for 2012

Victoria Porto (left)Supervisory Adjudications Officer for the Field Operations Directorate, and OTC’s Team Lead, and Mariela Melero (right), CSPED Associate Director, provided updates and answered participants’ questions during the Public Engagement Division’s last enlace Publico for 2012

Approximately 650 individuals joined through teleconference, more than 137 emails were received, and another 660 joined through live Web stream. The ongoing success of this multilingual public engagement series demonstrates the importance of providing our customers and stakeholders with alternative forms of engagements in their own languages. Look for the 2013 schedule of Enlace Publicos on our website in the coming weeks.

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