USCIS Immigration News

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal August 24, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nepal (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) for an additional 18 months, effective Dec. 25, 2016, through June 24, 2018.Current TPS Nepal beneficiaries..

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Week) 2017 with Naturalization Ceremonies August 24, 2019

Sept. 15, 2017Cleveland, OhioCarl B. Stokes CourthouseSept. 15, 2017Louisville, OhioLouisville Middle SchoolSept. 15, 2017Independence, MissouriTruman LibrarySept. 15, 2017Jersey City, New JerseyUSCIS Field OfficeSept. 15, 2017Washington, D.C.National ArchivesSept. 15, 2017Baton Rouge,..

Celebrating Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies August 23, 2019

Each year, on Nov. 11, the nation honors members of the United States armed forces who have served our country and defended our freedoms.USCIS celebrates Veterans Day with naturalization ceremonies that highlight our agency’s commitment to bringing immigration services to members of our military..

USCIS to Host Naturalization Ceremonies Highlighting Continued Commitment to Veterans August 22, 2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host more than 40 Veterans Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country this year, where veterans, service members and military spouses will become America’s newest citizens. More than 7,500 people will take the Oath of Allegiance in these..

USCIS Helps Detect Marriage Fraud Ring August 21, 2019

The Bridgeport resident pleaded guilty to arranging numerous fraudulent marriages so noncitizens could obtain Green Cards.NEW HAVEN, Conn. — John H. Durham, United States attorney for the District of  Connecticut; the acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in..

USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcoming More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens August 21, 2019

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 200 naturalization ceremonies across the country as part of this year’s Constitution Week from Sept. 15 to 22. More than 30,000 lawful permanent..

USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance (PDF, 305 KB) in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals who are paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise..

USCIS Revises Form I-9, Used for All New Hires in U.S. August 19, 2019

Changes are designed to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computerWASHINGTON -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated..

Citizenship Resource Center Improved for Mobile Devices August 18, 2019

Beginning December 12, the free citizenship preparation and study materials in USCIS’ Citizenship Resource Center will be easier to use from a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Among the improvements, the new design puts key navigational links inside a single “hamburger” icon like..

USCIS Announces Extension of Parole for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens August 18, 2019

CNMI — To allow immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and certain “stateless” individuals to maintain legal status in the CNMI, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the parole program for these relatives, effective immediately, until December 31, 2018.To apply for..

Previous Editions of Forms Accepted Until Feb. 21, 2017, but Must Include New Fees August 17, 2019

When new fees for most USCIS forms went into effect on December 23, 2016, we published updated versions of the forms at uscis.gov/forms. We strongly encourage customers to submit these new versions, which are updated with the new fees and have an edition date of 12/23/16. We will accept prior..

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia August 16, 2019

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2017, through Sept. 17,..

USCIS to Welcome More than 25,000 New U.S. Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies August 15, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming more than 25,000 new U.S. citizens during 162 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22. “It fills me with pride to know that 25,000 immigrants will take the Oath..

USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna on New Agency Mission Statement August 15, 2019

“In my short time as director of USCIS, I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication that employees throughout the agency have shown toward our common goals. USCIS employees are passionate about upholding the rule of law and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. I’ve..

SAVE Goes Completely Paperless | USCIS August 14, 2019

 WASHINGTON—Starting June 1, benefit-granting agencies using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) Program can no longer submit paper versions of Form G-845, Verification Request. Previously, agencies submitted paper forms to..

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