Immigration, Citizenship Services Suspended
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES IS SUSPENDING ALL IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS AND NATURALIZATION CEREMONIES
(CNN) – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
The agency says it is suspending all in-person services; including interviews and naturalization ceremonies.
This is expected to last until at least April 1st.
Employees will continue to work on services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public.
USCIS is responsible for administering green cards and naturalization ceremonies, as well as citizenship, asylum and refugee processing.
This move puts all field offices on the same page.
Some were already closed, some remained open, and others had reduced in-person interviews.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that it will close an additional 10 immigration courts, spread out across the country, until April 10.