Concurrent Session
Federal Government Officials: Immigration Processing Panel
Mount Vernon AB
Tuesday 11/05/2019 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Add to calendar
| Intended Audience: All Levels
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This session will bring together policymakers from across the federal agencies to discuss the latest developments with visa and benefits processing at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Labor and Department of State. 

The Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor each have a vital role in the processing and adjudication of visas and other immigration benefits. The past year has brought several changes within these agencies, including a new registration process prior to the H-1B lottery, a new system (FLAG) for the processing of Labor Condition Applications, and new social media checks and policies at the consulates. This session will bring together government policymakers from these agencies to discuss these issues as well as overall processing efficiency, the PERM process and the visions of the agencies moving forward.

Elissa M. McGovern, Chief of Policy,
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Edward Ramotowski Photo
Edward Ramotowski, deputy assistant secretary for Visa Services,
U.S. Department of State
Bill Rabung, director of operations,
Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Department of Labor
Donald J. Monica Photo
Donald J. Monica, division chief, Adjucations,
Service Center Operations Directorate, USCIS
Tracy Schauff Photo
Tracy Schauff, senior attorney,
Fakhoury Global Immigration