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A Discussion with Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Posted by migrationpolicy on October 1st, 2012

Charles Wheeler and Alejandro Mayorkus, Immigration Law and Policy ConferenceAt the 9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on October 1, 2012 sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. and the Center for Migration Studies, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas discusses the implementation of the Obama administration's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals initiative; the pre-adjudication of waivers; the agency's promulgation of policies and public engagement efforts; possible fiscal cuts to the agency's budget; and other steps the agency is taking to respond to changing demographics, customer service needs, and national security concerns. The session was moderated by Charles Wheeler, Director of CLINIC's National Legal Center for Immigrants.

For more information on the conference, click here.

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