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Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Uniting for Ukraine Parolees

August 10, 2022 - 12:16
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine.

USCIS Updates Interpretation of “Under Honorable Conditions” for Military Naturalization

August 2, 2022 - 13:23
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing an update to its Policy Manual to clarify that a current or former service member who received an uncharacterized discharge may be eligible for naturalization under sections 328 and 329 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA).

New STEM Resources Available on USCIS Website

July 28, 2022 - 17:27
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published additional online resources on uscis.gov to provide an overview of some of the temporary and permanent pathways for noncitizens to work in the United States in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This guide also highlights some of the most important considerations for STEM professionals who want to work in the United States.

Information on Form I-589 Intake and Processing Delays

July 28, 2022 - 16:33
USCIS is currently experiencing delays in issuing receipts for Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Due to these delays, you may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner after you properly file your Form I-589.

Parolees Can Now File Form I-765 Online

July 28, 2022 - 13:24
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain parolees can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online.

Tools Outage

July 26, 2022 - 10:41
USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. through Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern.

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

July 25, 2022 - 15:20
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Oct. 23, 2022, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.

USCIS Updates Guidance for O-1 Petitions with a Focus on STEM Fields

July 22, 2022 - 11:57
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today updated its Policy Manual to provide further guidance on evidence that can be used to support a petition for an O-1A nonimmigrant of extraordinary ability with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

USCIS Updates Guidance for Afghans and Iraqis Seeking Special Immigrant Classification

July 20, 2022 - 17:31
USCIS is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding Afghan and Iraqi nationals seeking special immigrant classification.

USCIS to Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

July 15, 2022 - 09:56
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

Time Frame Extended for Uniting for Ukraine Parolees to Comply with Medical Screening and Attestation After Arrival to the United States

July 13, 2022 - 15:38
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the time beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine have to attest to their compliance with the medical screening for tuberculosis and additional vaccinations, if required. Effective immediately, beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine must complete their medical attestation within 90 days of arrival in the United States. Previously, beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine were required to complete the medical screening and attestation within 14 days of arrival to the United States.

USCIS Releases New Forms for Immigrant Investor Program

July 12, 2022 - 15:13
USCIS is revising Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, to accommodate the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which made significant changes to both the filing and eligibility requirements for investors under the EB-5 program.

USCIS Announces New Citizenship Ambassador Initiative

July 12, 2022 - 13:03
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the first-ever citizenship ambassador initiative.

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

July 11, 2022 - 17:48
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2022 and Continues its Commitment to Naturalization

July 1, 2022 - 10:19
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming more than 6,600 new citizens in more than 140 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 8.

DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and Open Application Period

June 27, 2022 - 10:46
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the open application period for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, which provides funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country.

USCIS Transfers Certain H-1B Petitions to the California Service Center

June 16, 2022 - 15:00
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that certain H-1B petitions and fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap petitions awaiting intake at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) are being transferred to the California Service Center (CSC) for data entry and adjudication.

DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

June 14, 2022 - 17:37
Today, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State took steps to ensure that vulnerable Afghans who have supported and worked with the United States in Afghanistan, and who have undergone rigorous screening and vetting, can qualify for protection and other immigration benefits in the United States.

Parole Requests in Response to the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

June 8, 2022 - 17:37
If you are seeking parole into the United States for yourself or someone else to attend a funeral or provide emergency assistance to a family member affected by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, submit a request for urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit parole by filing Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. 

Le DHS annonce le processus d'enregistrement du statut de protection temporaire pour le Cameroun

June 6, 2022 - 14:59
Le Département de la Sécurité Intérieure a publié dans le Registre Fédéral un avis sur le Statut de Protection Temporaire (TPS) pour le Cameroun.