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In an effort to keep the USCIS website current, the archive contains content that is five years and older or otherwise outdated.

Archive Testimonies and Speeches

Text from USCIS testimonies to Congress that are more than five years old.

March 2011

Testimony on H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers (135KB PDF)
March 31, 2011, Donald Neufeld, Associate Director USCIS, testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement

February 2011

Testimony on E-Verify: Preserving Jobs for American Workers ( PDF)
Feb. 10, 2011, Theresa C. Bertucci, Associate Director, Enterprise Services Directorate testified in front of the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

March 2010

Testimony on USCIS Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 ( PDF)
March 16, 2010, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas testified in front of the House Committee on Apropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security about the USCIS Fiscal Year 2011 Budget and other critical issues important to USCIS

April 2009

"Priorities Enforcing Immigration Laws" (Acting Deputy Director, Michael Aytes) (130KB PDF)

May 2008

Statement for the Record: E-Verify
For a hearing on "Employment Eligibility Verification Systems and Potential Impacts on SSA's Ability to Serve Retirees, People with Disabilities, and Workers" before the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security

April 2008

USCIS' Role in the Visa Process
Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director, USCIS, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugess, Border Security and International Law

January 2008


Naturalization Delays: Causes, Consequences and Solutions (203KB PDF)
January 17, 2008 - Emilio T. Gonzalez, Director, USCIS, testifed before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, January 17, 2008

April 2007


Testimony of USCIS Deputy Director Scharfen at a hearing regarding "Problems in the Current Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement System" (142KB PDF)

March 2007


Testimony of USCIS Director Gonzalez on Immigration Reform and the Temporary Worker Program (143KB PDF)
House Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee

December 2003


"Guarding Liberty, Securing America's Open Society," Prepared Remarks at The Summit Institute's International Forum (USCIS Director Aguirre) (Ontario, Canada) (106KB PDF)

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/18/2013