Lofty goals envisioned for USCIS
On January 27, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new strategic plan for fiscal years 2023-2026.
At the opening of this strategic plan, the organization defines itself with a new mission statement: “USCIS upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve.” Ms. Ur Jaddou, Director of USCIS, aims to reorient her organization with the following three goals:
- Strengthen the U.S. Immigration System: Improve the smooth operation of processes within USCIS – making sure that all policies support a strong immigration system that promotes inclusion and citizenship.
- Invest in the USCIS workforce: Attract and retain a diverse and capable workforce that performs at a high capacity and is representative of the U.S. population.
- Manage effectively: Improve the efficiency of using the resources given to the agency and prioritize demands that further the new mission of USCIS.
These new goals are in line with the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to streamline immigration processes and improve the overall immigration system. However, without practical application, these objectives mean very little on paper. Stay up to date with the progress USCIS makes towards its objectives by reading the Beach-Oswald blog.