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UPDATE: USCIS to Welcome 5,000 New U.S. Citizens During Naturalization Ceremonies for Presidents Day

USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

March 24, 2015  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez today announced the release of an updated policy memorandum on the L-1B nonimmigrant visa classificati...
March 24, 2015 USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback
March 12, 2015 USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015
H-1B petitioners may still continue to request premium processing together with their H-1B petition. However, please note that USCIS has temporarily adjusted its current premium processing practice based on historic premium processing receipt levels and the possibility that the H-1B cap will be met in the first five business days of the filing season. In order to prioritize data entry for cap subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions requesting premium processing no later than May 11, 2015.
February 24, 2015 DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence
USCIS Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.
February 12, 2015 Celebrating Presidents Day with Naturalization Ceremonies
February 12, 2015 UPDATE: USCIS to Welcome 5,000 New U.S. Citizens During Naturalization Ceremonies for Presidents Day
January 07, 2015 Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, effective March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016.
January 05, 2015 DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria
DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria.
November 20, 2014 DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. As a result, eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the United States may apply for TPS with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
November 20, 2014 DHS annonce l’octroi d’un statut de protection temporaire au Libéria, à la Guinée et à la Sierra Leone
En raison de l’épidémie due au virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, le secrétaire à la sécurité intérieure, Jeh Johnson, a annoncé sa décision d’octroyer au Libéria, à la Guinée et à la Sierra Leone le statut de protection temporaire (Temporary Protected Status, ou TPS) pour une durée de 18 mois. Par conséquent, les ressortissants qualifiés du Libéria, de la Guinée et de la Sierra Leone résidant à l’heure actuelle aux États-Unis peuvent faire la demande du TPS auprès des Services américains de citoyenneté et d’immigration (USCIS).
November 07, 2014 USCIS to Honor Veterans During Naturalization Ceremonies
USCIS will highlight service members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day. In all, USCIS will welcome more than 3,000 new citizens at nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies taking place across the country Nov. 7-14.

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