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  • 19 Jul 2013 - 06:04

    Written testimony of USCIS Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Associate Director Joseph Langlois for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining Asylum Requests” Release Date: July 17, 2013

    2247 Rayburn House Office Building


    Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Tierney, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing on border security; I am sorry that we were unable to accommodate the last hearing request. I am Joseph Langlois, the Associate Director of the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations (RAIO) Directorate within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at DHS. I oversee the asylum and refugee programs within USCIS and my testimony today will focus on how USCIS supports U.S....

  • 27 Jun 2013 - 00:48

    What does Refugee, Asylum and International Operations (RAIO) do.

    We provide immigration, protection and humanitarian services for people who are:

    • Fleeing oppression, persecution or torture;
    • Facing urgent humanitarian situations; and,
    • Best served in our international offices, such as military members who are serving overseas and permanent residents who need replacement documents to return to the U.S. 

    We protect national security, combat fraud, and prevent ineligible individuals from immigrating to the U.S. through careful screening, vigilant reviews and sound adjudications. 


    Our global presence includes:

    • Offices in Washington, D.C., including headquarters components and the refugee corps;
    • Two domestic offices that adjudicate overseas applications not requiring interviews;

    • Twenty-five international offices;...

  • 20 Mar 2013 - 15:04

    [Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)]
    [Page 17281]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov<]
    [FR Doc No: 2013-06388]



    [Public Notice 8241]

    Notice of Public Meeting on FY 2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

    There will be a meeting on the President's FY 2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of State's Harry S. Truman Building's George C. Marshall Conference Room, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. The meeting's purpose is to hear the views of attendees on the appropriate size and scope of the FY 2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

    Persons wishing to attend this meeting must notify the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at teleph...

  • 25 Jun 2012 - 01:14

    State Department official, best-selling author recognized as ‘Outstanding Americans by Choice’

    WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute administered the Oath of Allegiance too 19 former refugees during a special naturalization ceremony at the Department of State (DOS) Thursday to commemorate World Refugee Day.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and Deputy Secretary Lute presented Khaled Hosseini, author of the New York Times best-selling novel “The Kite Runner,” and Maria Otero, an undersecretary for the Department of State, “Outstanding American by Choice”...

  • 21 May 2012 - 06:13

    This report provides information on the number and characteristics of persons admitted as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2011.

    Please check the attachment to read the DHS Report.

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