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DHS increases capacity for Asylum Division to lead fraud investigations and evaluate national security threats

  1. Date Announced

    April 25, 2017

    As part of its implementation of the January 2017 EO, DHS approves an increase in the number of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) positions assigned to the Asylum Division and increases the number of asylum officers at detention facilities in Texas, Arizona, and California for in-person credible fear (CFI) and reasonable fear (RFI) interviews. [ID#14]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 25, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Asylum, Withholding and CAT
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • From FY 2012 to FY 2017, USCIS’ case receipt volume increased 42 percent. During this same time frame, FDNS staffing levels increased increased more than 100 percent from FY12 756 authorized positions to FY18 1,548 authorized positions as of March 2018.

    USCIS Ombudsman Report: DHS Annual Report 2018

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