USCIS Developments: San Francisco Stakeholders Meeting
April 15, 2010
WSM attorneys Kirsten Schlenger and Stephanie Smith participated in the San Francisco Stakeholders meeting with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas on April 14. They were encouraged by his commitment to serving immigrants as well as his understanding of the issues and challenges facing his agency, and finally by his willingness to receive feedback from and listen to the community. Ms. Schlenger questioned how his understanding would translate quickly into changes and improvements in the adjudicating officer field and offered suggestions for areas needing improvement. It was a very constructive meeting which we hope will lead to results shortly.