Press Release: Ur Mendoza Jaddou confirmed as Director of USCIS

Ridgewood, New Jersey – The U.S. Senate on Friday voted 47-34 to confirm President Biden’s nomination of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), making her the first Senate-confirmed woman and first person of Arab and Mexican descent to lead the immigration agency since it was created, nearly two decades ago.

The Attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group in Ridgewood, Raritan, New Jersey and New York City join their colleagues from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) by echoing that: “ … we would like to congratulate Ur Jaddou on her appointment as the first woman to lead USCIS. … Ms. Jaddou may be the most experienced and qualified person ever nominated to lead USCIS. Ms. Jaddou brings with her two decades of experience in immigration law, policy, and administration”.

“For years, AILA members have had to advocate for their clients to an agency transformed from a client-focused benefit agency into a part of the ‘invisible wall’ hindering migrants from bringing their skills and abilities to our shores. USCIS has been plagued by lengthy processing delays, problematic financial concerns and is in dire need of leadership. We look forward to working with Ms. Jaddou as she and USCIS staff administer our nation’s immigration system fairly and justly, to rebuild and restore trust in our immigration system.”

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