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