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DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Welcomes New U.S. Citizens during Constitution Week

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke addressed a group of new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Washington, DC. The ceremony, held at the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives, was part of special programming celebrating Constitution Week. Acting Secretary Duke was also joined by Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director James McCament.

 Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About USCIS

Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration into the United States. Some of the services they provide include citizenship, immigration of family members, working in the U.S., humanitarian programs, and adoptions. On an average day, they:

Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”)

On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014 memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) because there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy. 

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Clark Settles address the progress the DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Written testimony of USCIS for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “Vows for Visas: Investigating K-1 Fiancé Fraud ”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Operations Directorate Associate Director Daniel Renaud, USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate Associate Director Donald Neufeld, and USCIS Fraud Detection & National Security Associate Director Matt Emrich address the role of USCIS in the interagency process for adjudicating nonimmigrant fiancé(e) petitions, and its efforts to combat marriage fraud.

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