Citizenship and Immigration Services
Managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States’ lawful immigration system is one of the most generous in the world.
Listening Session: Options for Laid-Off Foreign Workers
On January 19, 2023, the CIS Ombudsman hosted a listening session to hear concerns from stakeholders and present options for laid-off foreign workers.
State Immigration Data Sheets
State Immigration Data Sheets include immigration benefits data across topics for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas II
October 25, 2022, CIS Ombudsman hosted a webinar about USCIS' efforts to use all available immigrant visas in FY23 and its efforts and successes in FY22.
Summary page for the Fireside Chat event with USCIS Director Ur Jaddou and CIS Ombudsman Phyllis Coven, held September 21, 2022.
The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Interagency International Student Issues
Publication page for materials for Interagency Webinar on International Student Issues
Asylum Processing Rule Cohort Reports
Reports that describe processing and outcomes under the new rule for noncitizens identified as potentially suitable for placement, along with demographic information.
The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Overview of USCIS Online Accounts for Attorneys and Representatives
Publication page for materials for Webinar on Overview of USCIS Online Accounts for Attorneys and Accredited Representatives.
Retention Memo to USCIS Concerning Houston Asylum Office
This memorandum notifies USCIS of complaints, describes allegations, and informs USCIS that CRCL retained these complaints for investigation.
The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: 2022 Annual Report
On July 19, 2022, the CIS Ombudsman hosted a webinar highlighting its 2022 Annual Report to Congress.
Family Reunification Task Force – Filing Guides and Cover Letters
Reference documents for submitting Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and I-131 Application for Travel document through the FRTF process.