USCIS Director Nominee Advances to Full Senate Vote

07.28.21 | Government Affairs


Ur Jaddou Moves Closer to Full Senate Vote

On Tuesday July 27, 2021 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) moved to set up a full Senate vote on the nomination of President Biden’s nomination to lead USCIS, Ur Jaddou. Mr. Schumer filed for cloture which set up a vote to limit the debate of Ms. Jaddou’s nomination. The cloture vote is expected in the coming days and if successful it will clear the path for a full Senate vote. 

Ms. Jaddou previously served as Chief Counsel to USCIS under the Obama administration from July 2014 to January 2017. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State. Ms. Jaddou’s nomination comes at a critical time for the agency as U.S. immigration begins to ramp up again post-COVID and as the agency looks to improve on its processing times, among other things.

IIUSA looks forward to engaging with Ms. Jaddou upon her confirmation and hopes she can help ensure a more transparent relationship between USCIS and its stakeholders.





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