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DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Yemen June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country for an additional 18 months, from March 4, 2017, through Sept. 3, 2018. This allows eligible nationals of Yemen (or persons..

USCIS Expands FIRST: A Fully Digital FOIA System June 26, 2019

WASHINGTON— USCIS is announcing the expansion of its digital Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records System (FIRST). FIRST is the only system in the U.S. government that allows users to submit and track FOIA requests and receive documents digitally. This process will save time,..

Naturalization Fact Sheet | USCIS June 25, 2019

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. In fiscal year 2018, over 757,000 people were..

Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History June 18, 2019

Home > NEWS > Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Release Date: June 14, 2019 ..

Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens June 15, 2019

On May 23, 2019, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens. The memorandum directs relevant federal agencies to update or issue procedures, guidance, and regulations to comply with current law and ensure that ineligible immigrants..

Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON— Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan today announced that Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective June 10, 2019.Cuccinelli will lead an agency of 19,000 employees and..

USCIS’ Virtual Assistant Now Available in Spanish June 7, 2019

Customers can ask questions, get answers from Emma in Spanish or EnglishWASHINGTON–U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today expanded the capabilities of “Emma,” a virtual assistant that allows customers to quickly find accurate immigration information. Now, Emma can answer questions..

USCIS Assists in Conviction and Sentencing of Visa Fraud Perpetrator June 7, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla.—A federal court in Orlando sentenced Marvin Mushia Smith to 10 months’ imprisonment for visa fraud after a multi-year investigation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Orlando’s Homeland Security Investigation team (HSI) and various other U.S. federal..

USCIS Releases 2018 Statistical Annual Report June 1, 2019

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today released the Fiscal Year 2018 Statistical Annual Report (PDF, 4.48 MB), which provides statistical information on the most popular and widely-used benefits and programs administered by the agency. The report also provides..

USCIS Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a new strategy known as eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital business model. eProcessing will be a complete digital experience, from applying for a benefit, to communicating with USCIS, through..

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras May 19, 2019

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) for an additional 18 months, effective July 6, 2016, through Jan. 5, 2018.Current TPS..

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nicaragua May 19, 2019

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nicaragua (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) for an additional 18 months, effective July 6, 2016, through Jan. 5, 2018.Current TPS..

Five Individuals Involved in Marriage Fraud Scheme Plead Guilty May 18, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that five individuals have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to charges related to their participation in fraudulent marriages so that non-U.S. citizens would receive U.S. immigration..

Hudson County Woman Convicted at Trial of Compelled Labor of Sri Lankan Woman for over Nine Years May 15, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. - A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was convicted last week on charges of forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and marriage fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New..

Nearly 100 Charged in Massive Marriage Fraud Scheme May 14, 2019

HOUSTON – A total of 50 people are now in custody following the return of a 206-count indictment alleging varying roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Mark Dawson of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s..

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