USCIS Field Office In Phoenix Set For Limited Reopening Thursday

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:01pm

The Phoenix field office for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is on track for a limited reopening Thursday, but coronavirus safety means waiting at least a couple more weeks to completely restart.

Regular in-person services went on hold nearly 80 days ago, when Citizenship and Immigration Services closed field offices because of COVID-19.

The agency’s job is to decide who qualifies for immigration benefits like green cards. Nearly all of the money to fuel the work comes from fees paid by applicants. Citizenship and Immigration Services has asked Congress for $1.2 billion in emergency funding.

A spokesperson says the Phoenix field office will only host limited emergency and in-person public services, like naturalization ceremonies. All other services are scheduled to start again June 18.   

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