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  • PowerPoint Presentations from CIS Ombudsman’s Office Third Annual Conference (10/25/2013)
    PowerPoint presentations from the 10/24/13 Third Annual Conference of the Ombudsman's Office. Invitation and agenda are also included.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102548.
  • CIS Ombudsman 3rd Annual Conference (Updated 10/22/13)(756 KB - 10/22/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman invitation for stakeholders to come to the Third Annual Conference, titled “Government and Stakeholders Together: Improving Immigration Services,” to be held on 10/24/13 at the National Archives. Registration information and agenda are included.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082641.
  • CIS Ombudsman 2013 Annual Report Webinar(557 KB - 7/10/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office invitation to a 7/17/13 webinar on the 2013 Annual Report. Registration information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071043.
  • CIS Ombudsman Office on Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA(462 KB - 7/9/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman Office will work closely with USCIS on the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA. Please send feedback, suggestions, or concerns on USCIS processing of applications and petitions impacted by this decision to the Ombudsman’s Office.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070942.
  • CIS Ombudsman Invitation on U Visa Consular Processing Teleconference(775 KB - 5/31/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman invitation for 6/12/13 teleconference with State Department representatives who will provide information and answer questions regarding consular processing of U visas after they are approved by USCIS. RSVP info included.
    AILA Doc. No. 13053144.
  • CIS Ombudsman Reminder on Updated DHS Form G-28(631 KB - 5/30/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman public statement reminding attorneys that USCIS began requiring an updated version of DHS Form G-28 on May 26, 2013 and that their office cannot contact USCIS on behalf of your client if you do not provide a completed copy of the new version of DHS Form G-28.
    AILA Doc. No. 13053043.
  • CIS Ombudsman Invitation on USCIS Temporary Suspension of Certain H-2B Adjudications(760 KB - 5/21/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman invitation for a 5/30/13 teleconference on USCIS’s March 2013 temporary suspension of processing of certain H-2B petitions. The discussion will not focus on DOL’s response and the court decisions that resulted in DOL’s suspension. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 13052140.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052140.
  • CIS Ombudsman Executive Summary from EB-5 Program Stakeholder Meeting(521 KB - 4/29/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman executive summary from 3/5/13 stakeholder meeting on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program dealing with processing delays, communications, and other comments relating to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. AILA Doc. No. 13042942.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042942.
  • CIS Ombudsman Invitation for Fee Waiver Teleconference(753 KB - 4/24/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman invitation for 4/30/13 teleconference on the Request for Fee Waiver Form I-912 and the fee waiver process for eligible individuals. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 13042446.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042446.
  • Save the Date for CIS Ombudsman 3rd Annual Conference(580 KB - 2/13/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman ‘save the date’ announcement for their third annual conference on 10/24/13 in Washington DC. AILA Doc. No. 13021343.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021343.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference Invite on Case Assistance Online(772 KB - 1/31/2013)
    Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman invitation for 2/14/13 teleconference on the Ombudsman Case Assistance Online, which improves handling of requests for assistance from individuals and employers seeking immigration benefits and services. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 13013142.
    AILA Doc. No. 13013142.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference Invite on USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)(1190 KB - 12/10/2012)
    Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) ombudsman invitation for 12/19/12 teleconference on USCIS’s Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), where people can learn about how AAO is working for them, areas in need of improvement & potential solutions. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12121067.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121067.
  • PowerPoint Presentations from CIS Ombudsman’s Office Second Annual Conference (10/31/2012)
    PowerPoint presentations from the 10/18/12 Second Annual Conference of the Ombudsman's Office. Invitation and agenda are also included. AILA Doc. No. 12103143.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103143.
  • DHS Complaint Procedures(605 KB - 10/26/2012)
    DHS complaint procedures list for filing a grievance involving a DHS employee or program, such as an alleged CRCL violation, an immigration filing, or a travel redress. The CIS Ombudsman’s office released this list at the 2nd Annual Ombudsman’s Conference. AILA Doc. No. 12102645.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102645.
  • Recap and Invite to CIS Ombudsman's 2nd Annual Conference (Updated 10/24/12)(1165 KB - 10/24/2012)
    Invitation and recap of CIS Ombudsman second annual conference on 10/18/12 with government leaders, stakeholders & immigration experts which discussed topics like deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), L-1 adjudications, judicial review of decisions and more. AILA Doc. No. 12082742.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082742.
  • Teleconference with New CIS Ombudsman Maria Odom(805 KB - 9/28/2012)
    Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) invitation for 10/4/12 teleconference with the new CIS Ombudsman Maria Odom who was appointed by Secretary Napolitano on September 24, 2012. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12092852.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092852.
  • Maria Odom Named New CIS Ombudsman(564 KB - 9/14/2012)
    DHS press release announcing the appointment of Maria Odom as the new CIS Ombudsman. Ms. Odom has extensive experience in immigration law, having worked in the private sector and for the federal government. Ms. Odom most recently served as Executive Director of CLINIC. AILA Doc. No. 12091445.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091445.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office September 2012 Quarterly Update(830 KB - 9/6/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office September 2012 Quarterly Update with information on the 2012 Annual Report to Congress, highlights from current areas of focus in the Ombudsman’s Office, examples of case assistance provided by Ombudsman’s Office & information about DHS initiatives. AILA Doc. No. 12090651.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090651.
  • Teleconference with CBP Liaison for Non-Government Organizations(674 KB - 8/13/2012)
    CBP invitation for a 8/28/12 teleconference with the new CBP Non-Government Organization Liaison, Anna Hinken, who will speak regarding her position with CBP and how to bring concerns to her attention. RSVP information included. AILA Doc. No. 12081350.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081350.
  • Acting CIS Ombudsman Announces New Senior Advisor(727 KB - 7/13/2012)
    Public statement from CIS acting ombudsman Debra Rogers announcing that Ellen Gallagher will serve as her senior advisor with responsibility for expanding access to the Ombudsman’s Office through outreach, education, training and individual case assistance. AILA Doc. No. 12071350.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071350.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference on Special Immigrant Juveniles(909 KB - 7/11/2012)
    CIS ombudsman teleconference on 7/31/12 where the Ombudsman's Office, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) & Diocesan Migration & Refugee Services discuss eligibility requirements for SIJs and challenges encountered in the application process. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12071140.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071140.
  • CIS Ombudsman Recap from VIBE Teleconference(600 KB - 6/15/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office recap of 1/11/12 teleconference providing an open forum on VIBE, an information system that USCIS adjudicators use to verify and reduce fraudulent business information submitted in support of employment-based petitions. AILA Doc. No. 12061543.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061543.
  • CIS Ombudsman Recap from L-1B “Specialized Knowledge” Teleconference(574 KB - 6/15/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office recap of 2/7/12 teleconference on challenges and experiences of employers filing L-1B nonimmigrant petitions with USCIS. AILA Doc. No. 12061547.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061547.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office Recap of ICE Public Advocate Teleconference(1825 KB - 6/5/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office recap from 3/28/12 teleconference with ICE public advocate Andrew Lorenzen-Strait. Topics included pro se applicants, detention issues for families and parental rights, LGBT rights, and prosecutorial discretion issues. AILA Doc. No. 12060549.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060549.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office May 2012 Quarterly Update(1341 KB - 5/31/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office May 2012 Quarterly Update, including information on the expedited review process for specific administrative errors, the extended accommodation for sheepherder H-2A visas and more. AILA Doc. No. 12053156.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053156.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference on Travel Documents for Foreign Nationals(969 KB - 5/31/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office invitation to 6/19/12 teleconference/webinar on controlling documents for foreign nationals living in the U.S. & how foreign nationals can prepare for travel abroad & what to expect upon return to the U.S. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12053141.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053141.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference Invitation on I-751 Conditional Permanent Residence (Updated 4/11/12)(948 KB - 4/11/2012)
    CIS ombudsman invitation for a 4/25/12 teleconference which will provide an opportunity for participants to learn best practices and share information about their experiences filing USCIS Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. RSVP information provided. AILA Doc. No. 12041049.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041049.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office Teleconference on the ICE Public Advocate(30 KB - 3/20/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office announcement for an upcoming teleconference on 3/28/12 where the Ombudsman’s Office will interview the ICE public advocate. Invitation includes registration information. AILA Doc. No. 12032068.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032068.
  • CIS Ombudsman Update on Federal Change of Address Procedures(36 KB - 2/22/2012)
    A July 2011 CIS Ombudsman update provides information and additional resources on the USCIS, DOS, EOIR, and BIA procedures, filing locations, and timeframes for submitting a change of address. AILA Doc. No. 11072863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072863.
  • CIS Ombudsman's Office Teleconference on L-1B "Specialized Knowledge"(230 KB - 1/18/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman's office announcement of an upcoming teleconference on 2/7/12 regarding L-1B "specialized knowledge" and experiences of employers filing L-1B petitions. The announcement provides additional information and RSVP instructions. AILA Doc. No. 12011870.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011870.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office Teleconference on VIBE (Updated 01/03/12)(87 KB - 1/3/2012)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office announcement with specific stakeholder questions for an upcoming teleconference on 1/11/12 regarding VIBE and how it is impacting filings, processing times, RFEs, and decisions. The announcement provides additional information and RSVP instructions. AILA Doc. No. 11122061.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122061.
 
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