Notes from Previous Engagements
Process Changes for Petitioners Residing Overseas: Forms I-130 and I-601
On June 6, 2011, USCIS International Operations, the Office of Policy and Strategy, the Office of Public Engagement, and Service Center Operations hosted a stakeholder engagement to discuss issues related to procedural changes in filing forms I-130 and I-601 for Petitioners residing overseas.
H-1B Cap Exemption for Related or Affiliated Nonprofit Entities Teleconference
On May 26, 2011, the Office of Public Engagement hosted a stakeholder engagement to discuss issues related to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa.
USCIS Service Center Operations - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Teleconference (51KB PDF)
On May 25, 2011, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), Requests for Evidence, the EB-1 visa category, and court case decisions.
USCIS Field Operations Directorate and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Liaison Meeting (90KB PDF)
On May 20, 2011, the USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to operations and adjudications. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited by AILA and the responses provided by USCIS.
Updates on Haiti TPS: Extension and Re-designation Teleconference
On May 20, 2011, USCIS discussed the process of registering for Temporary Protected Status under the re-designation as well as the process of re-registering under the extension.
Teleconference: L-1B Specialized Knowledge
On May 12, 2011, USCIS invited stakeholders to participate in a teleconference regarding the interpretation of the term specialized knowledge and what standards and evidentiary requirements should be followed in determining eligibility for L-1B classification.
National Benefits Center (NBC) Overview - Powerpoint Presentation (3405KB PPT)
On May 2, 2011, the National Benefits Center (NBC) hosted a national engagement and provided stakeholders with an overview of the center, including history, leadership, mission, case types processed and contact information.
"Enlace" Public Engagement
On April 30, 2011, the USCIS Office of Public Engagement invited customers and stakeholders to participate in "Enlace", a free Spanish-language event.
Enlace Powerpoint Presentation April 30, 2011 (6748KB PPT)
"O" Nonimmigrant Classification - Evidentiary Standards
On April 28, 2011, the USCIS Office of Public Engagement hosted a teleconference regarding the evidentiary standards of the "O" nonimmigrant classification.
Service Center Operations Monthly Stakeholder Teleconference: Motions and Appeals (52KB PDF)
On April 26, 2011, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) hosted a stakeholder teleconference on the subject of motions and appeals. The Service Centers in Texas, Vermont, and California also participated, as did the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The purpose of the session was to present an overview of the filing and processing of motions to reopen, motions to reconsider, and appeals to the AAO and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Service Center Operations Monthly Stakeholder Teleconference: Motions and Appeals Powerpoint Presentation (340KB PDF)
On April 26, 2011, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate invited interested stakeholders to participate in a teleconference to discuss Motions and Appeals.
Intergovernmental Affairs Stakeholder Engagement
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.
Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL) and Building Capacity of Immigrant Serving Organizations
On April 14, 2011, USCIS invited interested parties to participate in a stakeholder engagement regarding the unauthorized practice of immigration law and building the capacity of immigration service providers.
Artists, Entertainers, and Models in the 'O' and 'P' Nonimmigrant Classifications
On April 13, 2011, Director Mayorkas hosted a public engagement to discuss the broader issues of importance to the arts, entertainment, and modeling industries in the "O" and "P" nonimmigrant classifications.
Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
On April 12, 2011, the USCIS Asylum Division held their quarterly stakeholder meeting to discuss issues regarding asylum operations.
USCIS Transformation: Proposed Rule for Mandatory E-Filing
On April 8, 2011, the USCIS Office of Transformation Coordination and the Office of Public Engagement invited stakeholders to participate in a session regarding mandatory electronic filing of applications and petitions for immigration benefits.
USCIS American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Meeting
On April 7, 2011, the Office of Public Engagement hosted an engagement with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Office of Chief Counsel and other relevant program offices/directorates. USCIS discussed issues related to the adjudication of immigration benefits and other concerns posed by AILA members.
USCIS Stakeholder Meeting on Ethiopian Adoptions
On April 6, 2011, the USCIS International Operations Division and the Office of Public Engagement invited stakeholders to participate in a meeting in which USCIS presented findings of a recent interagency site visit to Addis Ababa to review Ethiopian adoptions.
USCIS Service Center Operations - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Teleconference
On March 30, 2011, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to cancellations of F/J status in SEVIS based on H1B cap filings, RFEs based on the VIBE system, matching a newly filed I-140 petition to an already-filed and pending I-485, and a request to include a reason for interview on employment based application notices.
O Nonimmigrant Visa: Agents as Employers
On March 24, 2011, USCIS invited interested parties to participate in a teleconference regarding the subject of agents performing the function of employer for the O nonimmigrant visa classification.
USCIS Stakeholder Meeting on VAWA, T and U Visas (49KB PDF)
On March 23, 2011, the USCIS Vermont Service Center hosted a stakeholder teleconference on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), T and U visa cases. The information below summarizes the questions submitted by stakeholders and the responses provided by USCIS. Questions have been categorized within four areas; staffing questions, numbers and processing times, policy issues, and process clarifications.
USCIS EB-5 (Immigrant Investor) Stakeholder Quarterly Engagement
On March 17, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Directorate and the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) hosted the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Quarterly Engagement.
E-Verify Self Check Webinars
On March 15 - 17, 2011, the USCIS Verification Division and the Office of Public Engagement invited interested parties to participate in a series of webinars on E-Verify Self Check.
E-Verify Self Check Stakeholder Engagement
On March 10, 2011, the USCIS Verification Division and the Office of Public Engagement invited interested parties to participate in a demonstration of E-Verify Self Check. During the session, USCIS demonstrated the Self Check process, listened to feedback from individual stakeholders, and answered questions.