Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with USCIS Director Ur Mendoza Jaddou

Oct 25, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur Mendoza Jaddou to discuss immigration matters including naturalization petitions, asylum modifications, and reducing barriers to legal immigration. She is the first woman, first Latina, and first daughter of immigrants to lead the agency.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) held a productive meeting with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur Mendoza Jaddou to discuss innovative strategies the agency is undertaking to help reduce backlogs and increase accessibility for immigration benefits,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more challenges for USCIS, including significant backlogs of applications and petitions, and drastically reduced customer services. These delays can be especially detrimental to families and businesses that depend on timely adjudications. The CHC stands ready to work with Director Jaddou to help ensure USCIS can efficiently and fairly adjudicate immigration cases and applications.”

 

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.