Bangkok’s US Immigration Office Shutting Its Doors

by admin on July 11, 2019

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In a move announced in an internal memo recently, Bangkok’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office will close in the coming year, along with all the other 22 US immigration field offices located overseas.

The office’s services, which include handling family visa matters like citizens petitioning to bring their relatives living abroad to the US as well as international adoptions, will now be taken care of by Thailand’s US embassy and consulates, stated Jiraporn Thongphong, a Thailand family law attorney.

The State Department will also take on some of the tasks carried out by the Bangkok USCIS field office.

According to reports, the Trump administration decided to close the 23 foreign immigration offices to cut costs, but some are arguing that it’s another move by his presidency to stifle the flow of refugees and immigrants into the country.

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