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Employment authorization for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure - Senator Smith (PDF, 887 KB)
Correspondence regarding erroneously rejected employment authorizations due to a system update error.
Naturalization for legal permanent residents who have been employed in the legal cannabis industry - Representative Neguse (PDF, 1.42 MB)
Correspondence regarding requirements for naturalization in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Eligibility for Naturalization - Senator Wyden (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Correspondence regarding the consideration of cannabis-related activities as a factor for the "good moral character" standard required of immigrants seeking to naturalize.
TPS - Venezuela - Senator Durbin (PDF, 1.71 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Controlled Substance Related Activity and Good Moral Character Determinations - Mayor Wheeler (PDF, 697 KB)
Correspondence regarding policy guidance that violation of federal controlled substance law, established by conviction or admission, is generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization even where the conduct would not be a violation of state law.
New version of Form I-918 - Levin (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Correspondence regarding the limited grace period to transition to the new version of Form I-918 dated April 24, 2019.
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).
TPS - Venezuela - Representative Mucarsel-Powell (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
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.
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.
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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