Bias Incident Report Form
The AILA New England Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is collecting data on incidents of bias experienced by our clients at both USCIS and EOIR. We are collecting this data for at least a 6 month period so that we can generate a report based on the particular incidents in our jurisdictions. The goal of the report is to initiate meaningful and impactful dialogue with USCIS and EOIR around issues of cognitive or unconscious bias, especially in light of the administration’s decisions to end a variety of DEI trainings. The goal of the report is not to problem solve individual cases, but rather look at systemic issues of bias by government decision makers and its impact on the constituents it serves.
Please be advised that the information you provide by the below form will not be shared with any government agency whatsoever and will only be used by AILA New England DEI Committee to generate a data driven DEI Report. The Report generated from the information you provide below will not include any personal information, like the attorney's name, the government employee's name/title, or your client's name or any other personal identifying data points. If at any point, AILA New England needs to provide USCIS and EOIR with additional details, you will have the option to “opt in” and provide those further details about your incident. We ask for those details now in case we want to contact you to glean further information in connection to the Report or in connection to our other DEI initiatives. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this important survey.
USCIS Boston Asylum Office
Government Employee's Title
EOIR support staff
USCIS Asylum Officer
USCIS support staff
Government Employee's Name
Client's Country of Origin
Bias directed towards
Basis of Bias
Cultural disposition and/or beliefs
Language/ Accent/ Linguistics
Please describe in detail the incident, explaining how the above marked bias categories may have impacted the case disposition or general treatment of your client
If so requested, are you willing to share more details about the incident with us in the future?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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