USCIS Clarifies Anti-Discrimination Policy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced agency-wide anti-discrimination guidance that addresses public-facing interactions and affirms the public service principles.

The Policy Manual update reiterates that consistent with the USCIS mission statement and core values, USCIS does not tolerate the discriminatory treatment of any individuals. USCIS considers discrimination to be the unlawful treatment of a person or group of persons based on classes or other categories to which they belong or are perceived to belong. The update clarifies that it is USCIS policy to treat the public in a nondiscriminatory manner, regardless of whether they belong to a class or group specifically protected under federal anti-discrimination laws or other legal authorities.

Agency-wide anti-discrimination training is available to all employees to support awareness and understanding of the policy and its impacts.

For more information, please see the USCIS Policy Manual.


Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <p> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd><style> <drupal-entity data-*>
If you want to be notified of a response to your comment, please provide your email address.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.