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Frederick Troncone

Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Senior Advisor (Employment)
Washington, DC, USA


Frederick Troncone joined the Ombudsman’s Office in March 2008, and currently serves as a Senior Advisor on Business Affairs.  In this capacity, he is the office lead on EB-5 issues, and speaks on behalf of the Ombudsman’s Office at a variety of events addressing business immigration related issues, including those sponsored by groups such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Council for Global Immigration, Invest in The USA, Federal Bar Association Practicing Law Institute, and others.  The mission of the DHS, Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman is to assist individuals and employers in resolving problems with the USCIS, to identify serious and pervasive systemic issues affecting the delivery of immigration benefits and agency’s responsiveness to the public it serves. The Ombudsman’s Office makes both formal and informal recommendations for changes in policies and/or procedures to mitigate the problems identified, and issues an Annual Report to Congress, which provides an independent assessment by the Department on the performance of the agency.  Before joining the Ombudsman’s Office, Mr. Troncone practiced immigration and nationality law, as well as employment law, for over 20 years in the private sector in Washington DC, and in Hawaii, where he served as the Chair of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Troncone also served as an Attorney-Advisor to the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel’s Office, Division of Enforcement Litigation, from 1983-1988.  
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