The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has sent a bulletin that states several offices will be closed or open late on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, a “superstorm” that has battered the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to New England with flooding, high winds, and downed trees and has left more than 30 people dead in the U.S. so far and approximately six million without power. The USCIS bulletin is available at: The bulletin from the USCIS – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States and runs the federal E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system – states the following offices will be closed Tuesday, October 30 unless noted with their delayed opening time:

  • Connecticut: Hartford, CT Field Office; Hartford Application Support Center, East Hartford, CT.
  • Delaware: Dover, DE Satellite Office & Application Support Center.
  • Maryland: Baltimore, MD District Office & Field Office; Baltimore, MD Application Support Center; Glenmont Application Support Center, Wheaton, MD; Salisbury, MD Application Support Center.
  • Massachusetts: Boston, MA District Office & Field Office; Lawrence, MA Field Office & Application Support Center; Boston, MA Application Support Center.
  • New Hampshire: Manchester, NH Field Office & Application Support Center, Bedford, NH.
  • New Jersey: Newark Asylum Office, Lyndhurst, NJ; Newark, NJ District Office & Field Office; Mount Laurel, NJ Field Office; Hackensack, NJ Application Support Center; Elizabeth, NJ Application Support Center.
  • New York: New York Asylum Office, Rosedale, NY; New York, NY District Office & Field Office; Queens, NY Field Office & Application Support Center, Long Island City, NY; Long Island, NY Field Office & Application Support Center, Holtsville, NY; Bronx, NY Application Support Center; Brooklyn, NY Application Support Center; Hicksville, NY Application Support Center; Manhattan, New York, NY 10014; Port Chester, NY Application Support Center; Queens/Jamaica, NY Application Support Center; Woodside, NY Application Support Center; Eastern Telephone Center (open at 10:00 am) Albany, NY Field Office & Application Support Center, Latham, NY.
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA District Office & Field Office; Philadelphia, PA Application Support Center; York, PA Application Support Center; Pittsburgh, PA Field Office (open at 10:00 am); Pittsburgh, PA Application Support Center.
  • Rhode Island: Providence, RI Field Office & Application Support Center; Providence Application Support Center.
  • Virginia: Washington District Office & Field Office, Fairfax, VA; Alexandria, VA Application Support Center; Norfolk, VA Field Office; Norfolk, VA Application Support Center.
The USCIS bulletin also states those people planning to visit a USCIS office in an area affected by the severe weather should call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283. For complete information, please visit the USCIS website at: For more information about E-Verify, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent – at, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. Related ESR News Blog: Hurricane Sandy Super Storm Closes Courts on Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Massachusetts Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit, call 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected]. To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit]]>


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