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USCIS Clarifies Anti-Discrimination Policy


WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced agency-wide anti-discrimination guidance that addresses public-facing interactions and affirms our 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.

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