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USCIS is taking numerous steps to respond to increasing humanitarian caseloads, including increasing staffing levels and re-prioritizing applications for interview scheduling. 
1.  What was the purpose of centralization of FOIA processing? Was it accomplished?  How many FOIA staff are at the NRC?  Are there staff located elsewhere?
We recognize that many U.S. citizens wish to help and adopt Nepali children affected by the earthquake in April 2015. Adoption by a U.S. citizen, by itself, does not make the child a U.S. citizen or immediately eligible to immigrate to the United States. Before a child may immigrate to the United States immediately as a result of an intercountry adoption or proposed intercountry adoption, we must determine:
Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DHS Will Reject Initial Requests for DACA As It Weighs Future of the Program Please see the announcement and memorandum (PDF) issued by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. More information will soon be available.
USCIS permanently closed its field office in London, United Kingdom, on July 31, 2020. The consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London has assumed responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in the United Kingdom (see table below).
Alert: On Sept. 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Immigration Legal Resource Center et al., v. Wolf, et al., 20-cv-05883-JWS, preliminarily enjoined DHS from implementing or enforcing any part of the USCIS Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements rule (PDF).
USCIS Rome Field Office is Closed to the Public. As announced on Aug. 9, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in Rome, Italy, on June 30, 2020. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is May 29, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Rome will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in Italy (see table below).
USCIS permanently closed the Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean (LACC) District office, located in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 10, 2020.  
ALERT: USCIS issued guidance (PDF, 315.53 KB), effective Feb 1, 2020, delegating authority to the Department of State (DOS) to accept and adjudicate a Form I-130 filed by a U.S.