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USCIS Hosts Entrepreneurs in Residence Information Summit


USCIS press release on Director Alejandro Mayorkas hosting an Information Summit to launch the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Initiative seeking to realize the full potential of immigration law to foster entrepreneurship and bolster American prosperity.

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  1. VisaJourney Member Seeks Signatures for Online Petition to Raise Awareness on Lengthy VAWA Petition Processing Times
    December 27th, 2012

    A concerned VisaJourney member recently created an online petition to bring awareness to extended delays in processing petitions for battered family members of US citizens. Battered family members including spouses, children and parents may file an immigrant visa petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA allows certain spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) to file a petition for themselves without the abuser’s knowledge. This allows them to seek both safety and independence from the abuser. The provisions of VAWA apply equally to women and men. The abuser is not notified of the petition filing under VAWA.

    All VAWA cases in the US are handled by 60 specialized processors at the USCIS Vermont Service Center. They are so understaffed that they are running 12-18 months behind in processing these critical cases.

    The petition was filed online and needs 150 signatures to be posted on the White House website and then 25,000 by January 21, 2013 for the White House to issue a formal response. To sign the petition use the following link:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/address-long-immigration-processing-times-uscis-vermont-service-center-hiring-number-processors/nsC0CrLs It only takes a moment to create an account (name, email address and zip code). You will be sent an email from Whitehouse.gov and simply open the link and click the green “Sign the Petition” button on the bottom left.

    The petition states:

    we petition the Obama administration to:

    Address the extremely long processing times at the USCIS Vermont Service Center. They are running 12 months over the national average because they are under staffed. A large number of these cases are priority Violence Against Women Act. Please hire a large number of processors to get these cases moving! There are millions of people unemployed and the center needs the help.

    If you are willing to support this concern please consider signing the petition.

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    • Hello:

      Actually, I would be much more concerned about the valid processing and preparation of the petition so that it does not get denied because of rushing through the adjudications process.

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