U.S. Plans to Close 23 International Immigration Offices in 2019
The Trump administration has announced that they are planning on closing all U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations. The announcement was written by USCIS Director Francis Cissna in an email. The plans called for shifting those duties to U.S.-based agency offices and American consulates and embassies abroad. The move is the latest from an administration that has worked to limit legal and illegal immigration since Trump took office in January 2017, including cuts to the U.S. refugee program and heightened vetting of U.S. visa applications.
A branch of the Department of Homeland Security operates all 23 offices overseas. The 23 offices are scattered across Latin America, Europe, and Asia:
Click on your local international field office from the list below to find details about office location, services, and important instructions.
- Cuba – Havana Field Office (Closed)
- Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo Field Office
- El Salvador – San Salvador Field Office
- Guatemala – Guatemala City Field Office
- Haiti – Port-au-Prince Field Office
- Mexico – Ciudad Juarez Field Office
- Mexico – Mexico City Field Office
- Mexico – Monterrey Field Office
- Peru – Lima Field Office
- China – Beijing Field Office
- China – Guangzhou Field Office
- India – New Delhi Field Office
- Philippines – Manila Field Office
- South Korea – Seoul Field Office
- Thailand – Bangkok Field Office
- Germany – Frankfurt Field Office
- Ghana – Accra Field Office
- Greece – Athens Field Office
- Italy – Rome Field Office
- Jordan – Amman Field Office
- Kenya – Nairobi Field Office
- Russia – Moscow Field Office (Will permanently close on March 29, 2019)
- South Africa – Johannesburg Field Office
- United Kingdom – London Field Office
These offices provide services such as: helping U.S. citizens who want to bring relatives to the United States; processing refugee applications; enabling overseas citizenship applications; and assisting Americans who want to adopt foreign children, according to its website.
The international offices can also process naturalizations of U.S. military service members who are not already U.S. citizens. USCIS officers abroad also look for fraud in visa applications and provide technical immigration advice to other U.S. government officials. – CBC News
There will be more news in the upcoming days about the termination date for these 23 offices.
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