On Thursday, June 24, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Ur Jaddou’s nomination for director of U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS). The committee advanced Ms. Jaddou’s nomination with an 11-10 vote bringing the nomination closer to 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.