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“Yes… I have had a number of interesting and challenging overseas assignments. As a Prescreening Officer aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters, I interviewed Cuban migrants to determine whether they had a credible fear of persecution, which would allow them to seek asylum within the U.S.”

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/18/2008

“At USCIS, our core values are integrity, respect, ingenuity, and vigilance. These values serve as guiding principles in our efforts to effectively fulfill our day-to-day mission and realize our long-term vision… People who work at USCIS care deeply about our mission and values. They are the foundation for all that we do.”

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/18/2008

“USCIS works closely with community-based organizations nationwide – these partnerships benefit both the Agency and our customers. For example, the Arlington Asylum Office partners with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition to provide hundreds of asylum seekers in the local area with access to legal consultation and representation early in the benefits process.”

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/18/2008

“At the beginning of the performance period, I sit down with my employees and discuss their goals for the year. Throughout the year, I provide them with feedback regarding their performance; I work with them to make course corrections and sometimes I modify their goals to reflect changing circumstances.”

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/18/2008