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July 4 Weekend: Members of the US Armed Forces Naturalize at Ellis Island
Members of the United States Armed Forces are sworn in as citizens at Ellis IslandAfter the swearing-in, applause and waving flagsReceiving congratulations and a...
Seeking Freedom: Father George Dunne
George Dunne has been a Catholic priest since 1982. He came to Chicago from Dublin, Ireland for a one year sabbatical in 2000, but after traveling to Florida during the...
Francisco Diaz: A New American Takes Flight
(This July 4 weekend, USCIS will feature several profiles of immigrants who have become United States citizens at naturalization ceremonies around the country over the...
A Young Immigrant's Olympic Dream
Young Daniel Samohin was nervous. His father and coach, Igor told him "we can do this." At 11 years old, Daniel was competing for the third time in the U.S. Junior...
This Sunday: Father’s Day and World Refugee Day
(To protect the identity of the woman mentioned in this story, we have changed her name to ensure her privacy.) This weekend, many will celebrate grads and dads as we...
Children's Art Project: "We Are America"
Are your children between 5 to 12 years old and like to draw, paint or create collages? If so, USCIS is hosting a children’s art project themed "We Are America." We are...
Director Mayorkas on Proposed Fee Rule
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has posted to the Federal Register its proposed fee rule that would adjust fees for immigration benefit applications and...
Did You Know? USCIS Forms and InfoPass Appointments are Free
All too often, free services offered by USCIS are sold to unsuspecting individuals by those seeking to make a quick profit. This is frequently true of forms and InfoPass...
Highlighting the Wounded Warrior Program: USCIS Celebrates Military Appreciation Month
As we celebrate May as National Military Appreciation Month, we would like to express our gratitude to our servicemen and women in all branches of the military. Photo:...
Top Five Questions About Advance Parole
Since issuing a reminder on advance parole last month, we’ve received several comments and questions. Here are some of those questions followed by our answers: 1. Why...
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