WASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with important stakeholders from across the country to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, and hear firsthand their comments and perspective on a wide range of immigration issues.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today was joined by White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President Danielle Gray and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas to welcome 25 new U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
"After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly."
The Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman’s Office) held a public teleconference on the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) on December 19, 2012, soliciting feedback on areas of concern and suggestions for improvement.
Maria Odom was appointed Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for the Department of Homeland Security by Secretary Janet Napolitano in September 2012.
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