USCIS Immigration News

Worcester Man Sentenced for Marriage Fraud December 8, 2018

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S.BOSTON—A Worcester man was sentenced Tuesday in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws. Peter Hicks, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District..

USCIS Honors Military Veterans During Naturalization Ceremonies December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON—In recognition of Veterans Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct naturalization ceremonies across the country that will feature military members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens...

USCIS Reminds Filipino Nationals Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan of Available Immigration Relief Measures December 5, 2018

In light of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (named “Yolanda” by Philippine authorities), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would like to remind Filipino nationals that they may be eligible for certain immigration relief measures if requested.USCIS..

USCIS Offices Closed Wednesday | USCIS December 5, 2018

WASHINGTON—President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Accordingly, all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will be closed..

Five Individuals Charged in Connection with Marriage Fraud Scheme December 4, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Peter C. Fitzhugh, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston, and Christopher W. Fonda, supervisory immigration officer for U.S. Citizenship and..

New Security Enhancement Helps E-Verify Deter Employee Fraud December 3, 2018

Release Date: Nov. 18, 2013 WASHINGTON- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced an enhancement to the E-Verify program that will help combat identity fraud by..

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Straight Fiscal Year December 2, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014. This marks the fifth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas..

Immigration Attorney Pleads Guilty to Bribing an Immigration Official December 2, 2018

BALTIMORE – Attorney Kiran Dewan, age 59, of Woodbine, Md., pleaded guilty Dec. 13, 2013, to bribery, and one of his clients, Mohammad Khan, age 58, of Baltimore, also pleaded guilty to immigration fraud.The pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District..

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program December 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a..

USCIS Extends Relief Measures for Filipino Typhoon Victims November 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, of agency efforts to provide relief to victims of the typhoon.Filipino nationals in the United States should visit..

Half a Million Companies Now Participate in E-Verify November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - More than 500,000 companies now use E-Verify, the free online service that allows United States employers to confirm their new employees’ eligibility to work. "Since it was established, E-Verify has experienced exponential growth, increased accuracy and high..

Celebrating Presidents Day with Naturalization Ceremonies November 29, 2018

On Feb. 17, we will celebrate Presidents Day to honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and all presidents who have led this country. USCIS marks this occasion each year by holding special naturalization ceremonies across the country.This..

USCIS to Welcome 17,800 New U.S. Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 17,800 new U.S. citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22."I am very proud that nearly 18,000 immigrants..

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haitians November 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti for an additional 18 months, effective July 23, 2014 through Jan. 22, 2016.   Current Haitian beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS..

USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 Beginning April 1, 2014 November 26, 2018

Premium Processing for Cap-Subject Petitions to Begin by April 28, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted on the..

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