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Closing USCIS Offices Abroad Would Hurt US Expats Most

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 8:22 PM EDT) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed Tuesday that it is considering shuttering its international operations in a move that immigration attorneys say would significantly delay Americans expats seeking to bring their families to the U.S.

USCIS spokeswoman Jessica Collins said in a statement Tuesday that the agency is in initial internal talks to shift international office workloads to domestic offices in the U.S., as well as to American embassies and consulates abroad. The agency said it had conducted a cost analysis last year finding that it would save millions of dollars annually by shutting down its international offices, improving its efficiency...

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