USCIS and Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs Co-Host National Immigration Conference in Washington
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs are co-hosting an interagency National Immigration Conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center from May 17-19, 2010.
Over 200 congressional staffers from across the country will attend the conference to learn more about how USCIS and the U.S. Department of State work together in assisting congressional offices and their constituents. Keynote speakers include USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas and Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs.
“Each and every day we work with Members of Congress and our partners in the Department of State to address challenging immigration cases and issues,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “We deeply appreciate the Congressional offices’ participation in this week’s conference, which provides us all with the opportunity to discuss how we can better serve the public.”
Speakers from USCIS, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will speak on a range of topics including immigration systems; citizenship and naturalization, humanitarian parole, intercountry adoptions, international child abductions, emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, and employment based visas.
For press inquiries, please contact USCIS Office of Communications at (202) 272-1200 or the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs at (202) 647-4110.