On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, IIUSA staff and its government affairs team will meet (virtually) with representatives from the Office of the Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman. The meeting was requested by the CIS Ombudsman’s Office.
This is an excellent opportunity at a critical time for us as an industry to engage with the Executive Branch about Program concerns and we are grateful for the occasion.
Ombudsman’s Office meets with stakeholder communities across the country to hear about their concerns and identify issues with USCIS programs and processing. The Ombudsman then uses this input to make recommendations to USCIS to fix systemic problems and improve the quality of their services.
The Ombudsman’s Office is an impartial and confidential office separate from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Congress created the office to help individuals and employers who are having issues with pending applications or petitions with USCIS.
In preparation for this meeting and as the EB-5 Regional Center industry’s representative, we are collecting comments, feedback, and areas of concern you would like us to address at the upcoming meeting. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to discuss every matter, but we will try to address the most pressing topics.
Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, January 20.
Please keep in mind that the CIS Ombudsman Office handles administrative matters of the EB-5 Program and is unable to address any legislative concerns.