USCIS Immigration News

Cuccinelli Announces USCIS’ FY 2019 Accomplishments and Efforts to Implement President Trump’s Goals October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today released preliminary fiscal year 2019 agency statistics, accomplishments and efforts to implement President Trump’s agenda. These preliminary statistics highlight important immigration trends and illustrate the work accomplished..

USCIS Clarifies Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification to Better Ensure Victims of Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment Receive Protection October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today clarified requirements regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification.  To ensure consistency surrounding this classification, USCIS is issuing three Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) adopted decisions. Through these..

Update on Case Assistance by Service Centers October 5, 2019

As part of the agency’s efforts to streamline requests for case assistance, we are discontinuing the use of USCIS service center e-mail boxes for case-specific questions on Jan. 21, 2019. Instead, USCIS is focusing our resources online via self-help tools at uscis.gov/tools and my.uscis.gov, and..

San Fernando Valley Man Admits Guilt in English Proficiency Exam Scheme for Chinese Nationals Seeking Student Visas October 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A Woodland Hills man pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges in connection with a scheme where Chinese nationals fraudulently obtained student visas by hiring people with fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test on their behalf. This scheme was shut down..

USCIS Announces New Locations for Onsite Overseas Military Naturalization Services October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will provide military naturalization services at four overseas military bases, due to the agency’s shifting international footprint and office closures overseas. Service members and eligible family members who are..

Refugee Admissions Part of Overall Humanitarian Relief Efforts says USCIS Acting Director Cuccinelli September 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed refugee ceiling for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.“The United States is the most generous country in the world when it comes to..

USCIS Awards FY 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grants September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 41 organizations in 24 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) for naturalization. The fiscal year 2019 grants, which run through September 2021, promote prospective citizens’..

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Individuals with TPS under Syria’s Designation September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Syria’s designation who want to maintain their status through March 31, 2021, must re-register between Sept. 23 and Nov. 22, 2019. Re-registration..

USCIS to Welcome More Than 34,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day September 14, 2019

WASHINGTON—USCIS announced today that it will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by welcoming nearly 34,300 new U.S. citizens during 316 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between Sept. 13 and 23.The USCIS Constitution Week activities will feature a naturalization ceremony at..

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Week) 2019 with Naturalization Ceremonies September 14, 2019

Sept. 13, 2019Tampa, FLUSCIS Tampa Field OfficeSept. 13, 2019Oakland Park, FLUSCIS Oakland Park Field OfficeSept. 13, 2019New York, NYUSCIS New York City Field OfficeSept. 13, 2019Brooklyn, NYU.S. District Court of Eastern DistrictSept. 13, 2019Las Vegas, NVU.S. District CourtSept. 13,..

Cuccinelli Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Enforcement of the Asylum Rule September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to permit the enforcement of the Trump Administration’s asylum rule requiring asylum seekers to seek protection in at least one third..

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at our Border: A Review of the Government’s Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security on July 2015 by Associate Director Joseph E. Langlois September 8, 2019

 WRITTEN TESTIMONYOFJOSEPH E. LANGLOISASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, REFUGEE, ASYLUM AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS DIRECTORATEU.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICESFOR A HEARING ON“THE 2014 HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT OUR BORDER: A REVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ONE YEAR..

USCIS Proposes More Effective and Efficient Processing of Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants September 7, 2019

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed regulation to improve the process for granting or denying an initial application for employment authorization documents (EADs) by reforming the current 30-day timeline pertaining to pending asylum..

Transcript of USCIS-DOS-HHS Press Call on Syrian Refugee Processing September 6, 2019

Aug. 5, 20162:30 p.m. ESTCoordinator:         Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode until the Question and Answer session of today’s conference. At that time you may press Star 1 on your phone to ask a question.I would like to..

USCIS Naturalizes New Citizens in celebration of National Park Service Centennial September 5, 2019

More than 100 ceremonies to be held this year at national parks and historic sites nationwideIframe not supported.WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will celebrate the 100th  anniversary of the National Park Service on August 25 by welcoming 450 new U.S. citizens during 16..

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