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Archived from our former blog, The Beacon.

USCIS Welcomes You to The Beacon

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Welcome to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' blog, "The Beacon." We established this forum to allow us to listen and learn from our readers, and to serve as an opportunity for discussion of relevant USCIS, citizenship and immigration issues.

We have assembled a team to author posts and respond to comments to best foster dialog and answer questions related to the USCIS mission and our work. While we will not respond to all comments, we will do our best to ensure that this blog is a timely, two-way conversation. We want you to be the driving force behind the conversation and encourage you to join the conversation by posting comments with your ideas, concerns, and constructive criticism.

We planned to launch this site in March, but as you can see from the entries below, the earthquake in Haiti prompted us to start blogging ahead of schedule. As we move forward, you can expect posts on a variety of citizenship and immigration-related topics from our team, as well as the occasional post by me and other guest authors.

That said, here are questions I have to get the conversation started:
  • What issues would you like to see discussed on the Beacon blog and why?
  • What can USCIS do to better serve you and those who use our services; what suggestions and constructive criticism do you have?
  • What can USCIS do to better communicate with you?

Please leave your responses in the comments section below and review our comment policy.