Office of Legislative Affairs [Immigration] Law and Legal Definition
The Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) is an office within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that supports USCIS by maintaining effective relationships with Congress. The office initiatives enhance the integrity of the immigration process and promote the development of sound immigration legislation, policy, and practices.
The Office of Legislative Affairs maintains relationship with Congress through:
a. prompt responses to constituent concerns;
b. proactive outreach on issues of interest; and
c. ongoing educational activities for Members and staff.
The OLA is divided into three branches. The Legislative of the OLA provides information to Congress and coordinates USCIS comments on proposed legislation. The branch facilitates Congressional hearings and meetings for USCIS, and tracks legislation for USCIS leadership. The Operations branch of the OLA assists members of Congress and staff in identifying, explaining, and resolving constituent inquiries regarding individual cases, institutional problems, or policy issues affecting USCIS customers and responds to all Congressional casework inquiries. The outreach branch of the OLA works to strengthen OLA operations throughout the national USCIS network so that the agency can best represent its efforts to Congress at the local level.
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- Office of Legislative Affairs [Federal Communications Commission]
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