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Immigration Benefits Adjudication

Play a critical role in the agency’s mission of administering the nation’s lawful immigration system by making determinations on applications and petitions for various types of immigration benefits. In many cases, conducting in-person interviews with applicants or petitioners for immigration benefits.

  • Adjudications Officer – Analyze new or amended legislation and policy, prepare written reports of findings, and review and make determinations on cases for immigration benefits.
  • Appeals Officer – Review the decisions made by USCIS adjudications officers on immigration benefits cases to ensure consistency and accuracy in the interpretation of immigration laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Asylum Officer – Adjudicate asylum applications, conduct credible and reasonable fear screenings, and adjudicate other benefit applications managed by the asylum program, including motions to reopen and reconsider.
  • Immigration Services Officer – Grant or deny immigration applications and petitions efficiently and fairly and assist other federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety.
  • Refugee Officer– Conduct interviews at overseas locations, review applications, and conduct country conditions research to determine an individual’s status as a refugee and eligibility for resettlement to the U.S.

Immigration Benefits Support

Support the immigration benefits adjudication process by conducting a preliminary review of applications and petitions for immigration benefits and/or interacting with and assisting applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits.

  • Community Relations Officer – Maintain collaborative relationships with communities and conduct outreach activities to educate stakeholders on USCIS policies and programs and gather information from key community groups and other governmental organizations.
  • Congressional Liaison Specialist – Liaise, plan, direct, and coordinate congressional and intergovernmental activities related to the USCIS mission.
  • CIS Assistant (Office Automation) – Respond to written and oral inquiries from the public, other organizations, governmental agencies, Congressional offices and provide information and assistance on applications to applicants and petitioners and/or their legal representatives.
  • Immigration Management Assistant (Office Automation) – Aid analysts in a variety of different areas, such as, records program support and problem resolution; contract oversight quality assurance; customer service; data analysis, management, and reporting; and system and database updates.
  • Immigration Services Assistant (Office Automation) – Support the adjudication process by conducting security checks, supporting officers, managing correspondence, maintaining customer support, processing documents and fees, performing analysis on files, reports, and information systems or databases.
  • Immigration Services Clerk (Office Automation) and CIS Clerk (Office Automation) – Conduct a preliminary examination of applications/petitions for immigration benefits, establish records files, and search databases for information.
  • Legal Administrative Specialist – Interact with applicants to elicit and provide valuable information relating to their case.
  • Legal Instruments Examiner (Immigration Status Verification) – Research, evaluate, adjudicate, and provide responses to Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) and E-Verify applicants.