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Refugee and Asylee Follow-to-Join Engagement

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) International Operations Division and Public Engagement Division invited any interested individuals to participate in a teleconference on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern) to receive an update on the Refugee and Asylee Follow-to-Join (Form I-730) pilot program that was launched overseas by USCIS and the Department of State (DOS) last year.

On March 31, 2011, USCIS and DOS began piloting new Form I-730 processing procedures at five overseas locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; New Delhi, India; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Yaoundé, Cameroon. The pilot procedures were jointly developed by USCIS and DOS in an effort to improve customer service and to provide greater consistency, efficiency, and security in the processing of these important humanitarian cases.

During this engagement USCIS provided an update on the pilot and plans for future implementation. In addition, subject matter experts were available to answer questions from stakeholders.


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