US Immigration Field Offices Announces Reopening Date
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to reopen its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centres (ASCs) to the public on June 4, 2020.
The offices shut their doors on March 18 this year due to the disruption caused by the pandemic.
However, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services have been rendering mission-essential services that needed no face-to-face ever since.
In a statement, the USCIS confirmed that they would continue offering limited emergency in-person services.
USCIS field offices however cancelled applications for upcoming green card interviews and oath ceremonies. Persons affected were notified about the same and that the appointments will be rescheduled once the offices start operations.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday last week to temporarily halt the issuance of certain green cards. The President’s move is designed to preserve jobs for the citizen workers as the pandemic has profoundly affected the economy.
“This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens,” he said Wednesday.