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15 December 2014

USCIS Dedicated to Promoting Citizenship and Providing Resources

On Dec. 15, I had the privilege of participating in the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Los Angeles, California. This was a dynamic convening of attendees committed to ensuring the successful integration of immigrants. I spoke to an audience of more than hundreds from across the country about the recently announced executive actions on immigration, our ongoing efforts to promote citizenship and civic integration, and how we will work with stakeholders to support these initiatives.


USCIS Director León Rodríguez with representatives Cities for Citizenship at the National Immigrant Integration Conference
 
 Citizenship is a critical component of immigrant integration. Through policies and programs that promote citizenship, we encourage eligible individuals to consider the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship.
 
To support immigrants and service providers, USCIS has a number of online resources to assist in the immigration and naturalization process: 
  • You can find up-to-date information, and sign up for updates on President Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement on our Executive Action Web page.
  • Applicants can visit the Citizenship Resource Center to get information about the naturalization process, including applying for citizenship and studying for the test. Information is also available in Spanish.  
  • Teachers have access to a variety of educational materials, training and professional development.
  • Organizations can visit the website to learn about funding opportunities, technical assistance and government resources.
We encourage everyone to learn about the unauthorized practice of immigration law on our Avoid Scams page because “The Wrong Help Can Hurt.”
We are also working to provide new services to our customers. We will begin to accept credit cards as an option to pay the naturalization application fee and will expand the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative. This is a comprehensive, multilingual media campaign that will target major media markets in California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington and Arizona. These 10 states are home to 75 percent of all the lawful permanent residents in the country.
 
With the many upcoming changes to immigration, I want to assure you that we are building capacity and increasing staffing to sufficiently address this new workload. We will keep the public and all of our stakeholders informed as we implement these new programs over the coming months.


León Rodríguez
USCIS Director

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5 Comments:

At December 15, 2014 at 3:42:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello USCIS,

In this page http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction I see that
DACA and DAPA have clear deadlines as Approximately 90 days following the President’s November 20, 2014, announcement and Approximately 180 days following the President’s November 20, 2014, announcement.

Why is there no deadline for this bill?
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;rpp=100;so=DESC;sb=docId;po=0;D=USCIS-2010-0017

What is USCIS waiting for to pass this bill? When will it be passed?

 
At December 25, 2014 at 6:13:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My view is that Immigration and naturalization both been a major part for the Countries Development, be it Finance, Expenditure or Social Campaign it proved to the main point from where most individual been Applying for Green Card and to get Naturalized citizenship

 
At January 3, 2015 at 2:55:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confused that the Visa Bulletin shows that a family sponsored F1 (unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens ) priority date is Jul 07 whereas (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents priority date is April 08. Why is it that sons and daughters of Permanent Residents taking precedence over Sons & Daughters of US Citizens.

 
At February 1, 2015 at 11:15:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello USCIS,
I'm and EB2-NIW applicant assigned to, unfortunately, the Texas Center.
The average processing time stated by the USCIS for processing this type of applications is 4 months. The Nebraska center does follow this goal. The Texas Center is way behind it, as the processing time is currently over 7 months, therefore while Nebraska is dealing with the September applicants the Texas Center it's not done even with the June ones.
Why is such a unbalanced workload among the two centers accepted?
Thanks

 
At November 10, 2015 at 1:40:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

we r here from last 13 years Our both sons r DACA applicant from last 3 years,When they applied for Green card n when weas a parent apply for us

 

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