Hon. Prakash Khatri Ombudsman Office of the Ombudsman U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528

Re: End the Government’s Immigration Bias against America’s Small Businesses

Dear Mr. Khatri:

This is the third in a series of open letters outlining suggested changes in the practices of United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). My letters to you are intended to put a flashlight on the behavior of USCIS – an agency that all too often remains mired in the worst practices of legacy INS. I write this time to ask that you examine and remedy several practices at the USCIS Regional Service Centers (RSCs) that hurt America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.

This third letter asks you to intervene and cause USCIS to halt its unannounced practice of applying different, more-demanding, and wholly unlawful standards of eligibility for immigration benefits to America’s small businesses than the agency applies to large companies.

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