On April 21, 2011, the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) hosted a two part national stakeholder teleconference specific to issues affecting refugees, asylees and other non-citizens. The first portion of the stakeholder call focused on the expiration of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for certain refugees and other non-citizens. This discussion was led by representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and various program offices within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During the second portion of this engagement, representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of State (DOS) and multiple USCIS program offices walked stakeholders through the derivative refugee and asylee immigration process.
Below you will find an executive summary of this engagement, as well as additional supporting documents.