USCIS plans June 4 office reopen
WASHINGTON:- Most immigration regular services in the United States will resume on June 4, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reopens some field offices and resumes routine in-person services that were suspended on March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency said that it will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s health protocols to protect its staff and the immigrant community. Therefore, immigration procedures in USCIS facilities, including asylum offices and application support centers, will no longer be as they were before the coronavirus pandemic.
As services are restored, the Department of Homeland Security agency plans to reduce the number of appointments and interviews to ensure social distancing rules, leaving more time for cleaning tasks and reducing the occupancy of waiting rooms.
“Appointment notices will contain information on safety precautions that visitors to USCIS facilities must follow,” the agency said in a news release on Wednesday, urging immigrants to cancel their appointments if they feel ill.