On June 16th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur M. Jaddou and agency leadership conducted a virtual public engagement. Joined by almost 2,000 stakeholders throughout the nation, they discussed the need to cut down on backlogs while ramping up processing times.
Director Jaddou also detailed his agency’s priorities, specifically fiscal health, while adding staff to ensure timely decisions to ensure a more fair and humane immigration system.
Commitment to faster processing
Senior Counselor Dan Renaud and Senior Advisor Doug Rand also provided updates on the recently launched improvements. Specifically, they want to take advantage of all available assets to speed up processing times, ranging from regulatory to operational. Those include:
- Expansion of premium processing
- Timely access to employment authorization documentation
- Ongoing reduction of pending caseloads
- Implementation of efficiencies and technology updates will accelerate adjudications while maintaining the immigration system’s integrity
From there, leaders of the USCIS took questions and feedback from the public. The objective is to increase both the size and scope of the public engagement efforts. The agency remains committed to increasing transparency while continuing to eliminate barriers to restore confidence in the immigration system.