USCIS Requests Public Input on Barriers that Prevent Access to Immigration Services and Benefits

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comments from the public on how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can reduce administrative and other barriers and burdens within its regulations and policies, including those that prevent foreign citizens from easily obtaining access to immigration services and benefits. This effort will help DHS identify process improvements for USCIS, with benefits for state, local, and tribal governments, for businesses (including small businesses and startups), for educational institutions of all kinds, for nonprofits, and for individuals.  The notice asks questions regarding possible burdens (including paperwork requirements, waiting times, and other obstacles) that impair access to immigration benefits. On February 2, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14012, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.” This request for input responds to this Executive Order.  

Written comments are requested on or before May 19, 2021. 

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