Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has announced the resignation of the department’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. According to Chertoff, Prakash Khatri, the nation’s first USCIS Ombudsman, plans to return to the private sector. Since his appointment in July 2003, Khatri produced more than 70 formal recommendations and numerous informal recommendations to reform immigration benefits process, ranging from citizenship, lawful permanent residency, employment authorization, adoptions, asylum and refugee status, and foreign student authorization. (DHS Press Release.)
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