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Thank you for contacting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and explaining your concerns with the 60-day grace period USCIS offers before requiring the use of the recently updated Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status.
Pursuant to the authority delegated to me under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Delegation Number 15002, Delegation to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Conduct Certain Law Enforcement Activities, and subject to my oversight, direction and guidance, I hereby delegate to the Associate Director for Fraud Detection and National Security and to the Chief of the Office of Security and Integrity the authority to conduct law enforcement activities including, but not limited to, accessing internet and publicly available social media content using a fictitious account or identity.
Thank you for your January 20, 2017 letter. Secretary Kelly asked that I respond on his behalf. The U.S. Government recognizes the government of the People's Republic of China to be the government of all of China. However, Section 3303 of Title 22 of the United States Code provides that Taiwan is to be considered a separate independent country for purposes of U.S. immigration law.
Thank you for your January 25th letter regarding the December 12, 2016 decision by the U.S. Department of Education to cease recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency and the effects that determination has on F-1 students who wish to participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension program.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Agreement is to memorialize the parties' agreement under which: a. DHS/USCIS will provide OFLC, WHD and OIG information from DHS's Computer Linked Application Immigration Management System (CLAIMS3), the Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) System, and the other DHS systems that contain information related to employment-based petitions through Person Centric Query System (PCQS); and b. OFLC will provide information submitted by employers through the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) system and the iCERT Visa Portal System (iCERT) to DHS/USCIS.