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Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman’s Third Annual Conference

Release Date: 
September 30, 2013

People of the World, 2013 Annual Report CoverWhile comprehensive immigration reform remains a high priority, it is vital that both government and the public continue to work together to address current issues that impact our immigration system. The Ombudsman’s conference provides a forum to exchange ideas and suggestions on the immigration challenges faced by individuals, families, and employers with leaders from across the government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Government and Stakeholders Together:  Improving Immigration Services

October 24, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The morning’s session will feature keynote remarks from special guests and a plenary panel on the lessons learned by legal services providers in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Temporary Protected Status designations, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and naturalization applications.

 Afternoon panels will focus on the following topics:

  • Immigrant Waivers: Provisional I-601A Waivers and  I-601s
  • Credible Fear Screenings and the Impact on the U.S. Asylum System
  • Challenges in High Skilled Immigration (H-1Bs and L-1s)
  • Administrative Appeals Office: Progress and Possibilities
  • USCIS and DOS Collaboration – Navigating Communication Issues
  • USCIS Data Systems and Immigration Status Verification

Panelists will include representatives from the government, private sector, and community-based organizations.

If you would like to attend, please register by emailing your name, title, business/organization/agency affiliation, and phone number to with “Annual Conference” in the subject line. Due to limited space at the National Archives, registration will be first-come, first-served, and will remain open until October 20 or until all registration slots are full. If you have questions about the conference program, please email Senior Advisor Margaret Gleason at or


Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Last Published Date: August 31, 2015
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