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Interim Final Rule on CNMI-Only Transitional Workers (CW-1) - Governor Torres (PDF, 643 KB)
Correspondence regarding the publication of the regulations governing the implementation of U.S. Public Law 115-218, the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018.
Employment Authorization for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure - Bussey (PDF, 342 KB)
Correspondence regarding improper rejections of Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications filed before May 8, 2019.
Processing delays in Nevada - Senator Cortez Masto (PDF, 1.07 MB)
Correspondence regarding process processing delays in Nevada, specifically the I-485 and N-400.
H-2B visa cap - Thomas (PDF, 691 KB)
Correspondence requesting the release of additional H-2B visas.
Naturalization - Representative Neguse (PDF, 1.29 MB)
Correspondence regarding bar to naturalization for legal permanent residents who have been employed in the legal cannabis industry.
TPS - Venezuela - Senator Diaz (PDF, 1.20 MB)
Correspondence requesting designation and extension of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Naturalization application fee waivers and reduced fees - Mayor Durkan (PDF, 354 KB)
Correspondence regarding the possible elimination of Fee Waiver (USCIS Form I-912) and Reduced Fee (USCIS Form I-942) for the application for Naturalization (USCIS Form N-400).
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative For Parents of US Citizens Approvals and Denials FY 2011-2017 (XLSX, 61.99 MB)
This report contains records of approved and denied I-130 petitions for the adjustment of status of a parent between FY 2011 and FY 2017.
TPS - Venezuela - Representative Mucarsel-Powell (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Approvals for National Interest Waiver FY2000 to FY2019 (Up to February 04, 2019) (PDF, 111 KB)
This report indicates the total number of I-140 Petitions approved for National Interest Waiver between Fiscal Years 2000 - 2019 (up to February 04, 2019, date of FOIA request).
I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status Current TPS Beneficiaries (XLSX, 2.31 MB)
This report presents the raw data of individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS/I-821) on 12/27/2018 that lived in New York at the time of application. This data was queried on June 5, 2019.
Processing Delays - Senator Tillis (PDF, 1.38 MB)
Correspondence regarding processing delays in applications and petitions generally, as well as employment authorizations specifically.
TPS El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan - Bussey (PDF, 830 KB)
Correspondence regarding public engagement surrounding the Ramos v. Nielsen and Bhattarai v. Nielsen litigation.
N-400, Application for Naturalization Count of Request for Evidence (RFE) by Fiscal Year (PDF, 104 KB)
This report represents the number of RFEs (N-14s) issued to N-400 applicants between fiscal years 2012 and 2018.
USCIS Hours Worked by Fiscal Year (PDF, 106 KB)
This report represents the number of hours worked on N-400, I-485, and I-589 cases by fiscal year.
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Conference - Remarks from Central Regional Director Susan Curda (PDF, 102 KB)
Susan Curda, Central Regional Director, Field Operations, delivered remarks on USCIS field operations issues, including backlogs and field initiatives to help reduce backlogs.
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Conference - Remarks from Office of Policy and Strategy Senior Advisor Robert Law (PDF, 177 KB)
Robert Law, Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Office of Policy and Strategy, provided an overview of the office and addressed several hot topics.
H-1B petitions from January 1, 2013-October 23, 2018 (PDF, 125 KB)
Report showing H-1B petitions filed by Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook for beneficiaries with a country of birth of Russia from January 1, 2013-October 23, 2018.
H-2A Nonagricultural Workers (PPTX, 720 KB)
Information on the H-2A petition, E-Verify, the VIBE System, processing enhancements, and filing tips.
Number of H-1B Cap Eligible Petitions Approved by Cap Category for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (PDF, 103 KB)
This report represents statistics of Cap-Subject H-1B petitions for employment in Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019.
H-1B visa backlog - Lopez (PDF, 916 KB)
Correspondence regarding the H-1B visa backlog for physicians.
TPS Venezuela - Herndon (PDF, 734 KB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
International Adoption - Senator Klobuchar (PDF, 321 KB)
Correspondence regarding the closure of USCIS international offices and the transfer of responsibility of intercountry adoptions to Department of State.
Ethiopian Community Development Council 25th Annual National Conference: Building Resilient Communities for Refugees (PDF, 110 KB)
Panel discussion remarks from Refugee Affairs Division Chief Joanna Ruppel.
Peter Mayhew (PDF, 16.08 MB)
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