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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap

June 12, 2012  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY)...
June 12, 2012 USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap
June 08, 2012 USCIS Celebrates Flag Day 2012 with Special Naturalization Ceremonies
June 01, 2012 Public Comment Period Ends for Proposed Rule to Create a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Process
USCIS to Review Comments and Reminds Public that Rule is Not Yet in Effect
May 25, 2012 USCIS and the Smithsonian Institution launch Preparing for the Oath
New Online Learning Tool to Help Aspiring Citizens Prepare for the Naturalization Test
May 23, 2012 USCIS to Centralize Filing and Adjudication for Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility in the United States
New System Will Standardize Process for Immigrant Visa Applicants Worldwide
May 22, 2012 USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS
Agency begins transition from paper-based to online environment
May 22, 2012 USCIS Transfers More Historical Records to National Archives
Approximately 44,000 Files to be transferred to Archives Facility in San Bruno, Calif.
May 15, 2012 USCIS Issues Precedent Appeals Decision on P-3 Nonimmigrant Visa Petition
Issuance Based on 2009 Petition by Los Angeles-based Skirball Cultural Center
May 01, 2012 DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status
Registration and Re-registration Period Opens May 1, 2012
April 27, 2012 Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Is Not in Effect
USCIS Reminds the Public to Avoid Scams and Unauthorized Practitioners of Immigration Law