The United States has increased the number of languages that its online information for immigrants is available in.
The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has added Polish, Vietnamese and Haitian Creole to its multi lingual resource centre and increased the amount of information available in other languages.
It aims to reach a broader audience and also ensure that foreign people living in the US can access vital information from a reliable source rather than unofficial and possibly unscrupulous sources.
Materials are now available in up to 22 languages, covering information on USCIS application processes as well as frequently asked questions.
‘Our Multilingual Resource Centre is our most recent step in increasing customer access to important and accurate immigration information,’ said director Alejandro Mayorkas.
‘By providing immigration information to our customers in their native languages, we improve our customers’ experience and enhance their ability to navigate our nation’s legal immigration system,’ Mayorkas explained.
He added that one of the highlights is the inclusion of a new Spanish translation of The Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Over the past two decades, employers have been using this resource to better understand the employment eligibility verification requirements and how to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
The Handbook provides step by step guidance, clarifies the law, and answers frequently asked questions on completion of this form.
Another is the introduction of a collection of 13 newly translated How Do I… guides in Chinese. He pointed out that the English versions of these guides have been very useful to those needing help understanding immigration requirements and USCIS services.
Now, sponsors, family members and friends can print out and provide these materials to the native Chinese speaker they are helping. These guides, already available in English and Spanish, are very useful for people who need help understanding immigration requirements and USCIS services.