On 30 September 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of 12 September 2011, original Forms I-797 receipt and approval notices would be sent directly to applicants and petitioners rather than the attorneys with a Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Attorney or Accredited Representative on file. This represented a change from USCIS' policy of mailing such original forms I-797 to attorneys or representatives. Noting stakeholder feedback in opposition to the change in policy, on 20 October 2011, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas retracted this new policy, stating that the original mailing procedure would be restored in approximately six weeks, i.e. that original notices will once again go to the attorney of record, with copies to the applicant or petitioner. In the interim, USCIS will continue to mail original approval notices to the contact person identified as the company's representative on I-129, I-140, or similar petition forms, rather than to the attorney of record.