By Allison Posner
On November 6, 2013, USCIS held a stakeholder engagement on its new 2D barcode technology. The new technology is part of the agency’s Forms Improvement Initiative, intended to enhance the agency’s ability to conduct intake at the lockboxes quickly and accurately.
By Susan Schreiber
CLINIC conducted its fifteenth annual family-based immigration law conference in El Paso on November 12-14, followed by a tour of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez (CDJ) on November 15. Justin Williamson, Deputy Immigrant Visa (IV) Chief, U.S. Consulate, CDJ, gave a presentation and answered questions from participants. The following unofficial minutes represent some of the highlights of Mr. Williamson’s presentation.
New CLINIC Member
CLINIC has accepted and welcomes a new member, Lafayette Urban Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana. LUM is “an ecumenical organization of 42 church congregations following Christ’s mandate to love and serve.” Six Catholic congregations are members of LUM. As such, Bishop Timothy L. Doherty wrote CLINIC asking that LUM be recognized as a Catholic member to CLINIC’s network. LUM is preparing itself to apply for BIA recognition and accreditation.