Official releases are presented with the most recent at the top.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/news
Suspected Murderer, Convicted Rapist and Narcotics Violator Arrested in Florida (27KB PDF)
Update: New Biometrics Process for Conditional Permanent Residents (35KB PDF)
Fact Sheet: Guatemalan Asylum Applicants in the Context of the ABC Settlement Agreement and Section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) (52KB PDF)
USCIS Launches New Track for Processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests (41KB PDF)
USCIS Advises Petitioners Overseas - Do Not Re-File I-130 (28KB PDF)
USCIS advises anyone who filed a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with an American embassy or consulate since July 2006 that they do not need to re-file the petition.
USCIS Reveals A New Look for Travel Booklets (107KB PDF)
USCIS Recognizes Four Outstanding Americans by Choice (27KB PDF)
Chinese Orphan Among Newest U.S. Citizens (30KB PDF)
Fact Sheet: USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign (50KB PDF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the naturalization test to create a test and testing process that is standardized, fair and meaningful. As part of the test redesign, USCIS will conduct a pilot program in ten cities beginning in February 2007 to ensure the agency has all the information necessary before the new test is implemented nationwide in 2008.
Historic Naturalization Index Headed to National Archives Facility in Denver (31KB PDF)
USCIS Saved Pre-1906 Naturalization Records from Destruction
USCIS El Paso District Assists in Arrest of A Convicted Felon (25KB PDF)
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap For First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (27KB PDF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2007 (FY 2007). USCIS is hereby notifying the public that November 28, 2006 is the ¿final receipt date¿ for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to April 1, 2007.
USCIS San Diego District Assists in Arrest of Wanted Person (27KB PDF)
DHS/DOD Commemorates Veterans' Day by Welcoming America's Newest Citizens: Overseas Ceremonies Held in Afghanistan, Germany and Iraq (86KB PDF)
Nearly 200 active-duty service members became America's newest U.S. Citizens during weekend military naturalization ceremonies held in Afghanistan, Germany and Iraq
USCIS Presents Outstanding American by Choice Certificate (24KB PDF)
In recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the United States, Dr. Emilio Gonzalez, Director, USCIS, presented Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, with USCIS' "Outstanding American by Choice" certificate.
USCIS Announces Transfer of Form I-129F (K-3-spouse of U.S. Citizens only), Petition for Alien Fiance (39KB PDF)
Beginning October 23, 2006, USCIS National Benefits Center began transferring certain Form I-129Fs to the California Service Center and the Vermont Service Center, depending on the location of the related Form I-130
USCIS To Expand Premium Processing Service (32KB PDF)
USCIS Announces Realignment of Regional, District and Field Offices (31KB PDF)
Fact Sheet: USCIS Announces Realignment of Regional, District and Field Offices (53KB PDF)
Revised January 16, 2007
USCIS Announces Filing Change for Form I-539 Application for Extension/Change of Nonimmigrant Status for the Purpose of Student Reinstatement (48KB PDF)
Beginning October 30, 2006, local USCIS offices will forward any new filings for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, for F-1 and M-1 student reinstatement, to the California Service Center or the Vermont Service Center, depending on where the student is engaged in academic or vocational study.
USCIS Reminds Applicants to Apply for Travel Documents for Holiday Travel Abroad Before the End of October (30KB PDF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) anticipates an unusually high volume of requests for advance parole and other travel documents this winter, given the occurrence of three major religious observances - Christmas, Hanukkah, and Hajj during the month of December. USCIS urges applicants needing a travel document (Reentry Permit, Refugee Travel Document, or Advance Parole) to file
Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, before the end of October 2006.
USCIS and Department of State Launch Joint Effort to Promote USCIS Immigrant Guide Overseas (26KB PDF)
To celebrate National Customer Service Week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a joint effort with the Department of State to distribute the USCIS publication Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants to immigrant visa recipients overseas.
USCIS Boston Assists in Arrest of Man Wanted on Drug Charges (27KB PDF)
A man was taken into custody today after officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uncovered an outstanding warrant for his arrest on charges of selling cocaine.
USCIS Reminds Applicants for Adjustment of Status and Other Benefits to Obtain Advance Parole Before Holiday Travel Abroad (31KB PDF)
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reminds individuals with a pending application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident, a pending application for relief under section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA 203), a pending asylum application, or an approved application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to obtain Advance Parole by filing Form I-131.
Lori Scialabba to Lead USCIS' Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate (27KB PDF)
Director Emilio T. Gonzalez today announced the appointment of Lori Scialabba as the Associate Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate effective October 1.