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The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman held a stakeholder meeting on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on March 5, 2013.  This summary details Ombudsman Maria Odom's remarks, a discussion of program challenges, and stakeholder concerns.

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While the process for removing conditions on residence for spouses and children appears to be straight-forward, in practice, many individuals often encounter difficulty during the adjudication process resulting in undue burdens on spouses and children, including the erroneous initiation of removal proceedings.  This

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General Immigration Resources from the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's Office.

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These periodic updates will share information on current trends and issues to assist individuals and employers in resolving problems with USCIS.
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Information on the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Quarterly Update and how to sign up for the newsletter.
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The Ombudsman recommends ways to fix systemic problems that people face when they seek services from USCIS.
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The Ombudsman’s Office hosts public teleconferences to share information on specific topics and to hear your comments and suggestions regarding your interactions with USCIS.
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A summary of the most pervasive and serious problems encountered by individuals and employers applying for immigration benefits with USCIS.
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Submitting a Request for Case Assistance: Form DHS-7001; Instructions; Tip Sheet and Checklist; FAQs; Requests as an Attorney or Accredited Representative; and Ombudsman Scope of Assistance.
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The Ombudsman’s Office was created by Congress in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to help individuals and employers who need to resolve a problem with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and to make recommendations to fix systemic problems and improve the quality of services provided by USCIS.

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