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Archived from our former blog, The Beacon.

The National Customer Service Center at USCIS
Many of you may wonder about the system USCIS uses to answer customer service phone calls. The National Customer Service Center (NCSC) is the operation that provides...
New Design: The Green Card Goes Green
The new $100 bill will now share the spotlight with another newly designed green cohort: The Green Card. The redesign modernizes the Green Card - known officially as the...
A Mother’s Day Story: One Family’s Adoption Journey
Helping facilitate the intercountry adoption process is one of the most important missions we at USCIS carry out. Our agency is charged with determining the eligibility...
Public Service Recognition Week 2010 on the National Mall
USCIS is putting the final touches on our participation in Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), an annual event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year’s...
Suggestions from Beacon Readers
Over the past few weeks, readers have written in with a number of comments. We wanted to take a moment to address five of the most frequent suggestions.1) Combine EAD...
"Our Land, Our Country, Our Earth"
USCIS commemorated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by naturalizing citizenship candidates during special ceremonies held across the United States. The ceremonies...
This blog has moved
This blog is now located at http://blog.uscis.gov/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers,...
An Advance Parole Reminder
With summer fast approaching, we thought this would be a timely occasion to remind our readers that individuals who fall into certain categories must obtain Advance...
USCIS: Our Mission and What We Do Not Do
We know the immigration system can be very complicated and there are several governmental bodies involved in administering, enforcing, and creating the immigration laws...
Helping Those on the Path to Citizenship
Earlier this week we held a special naturalization ceremony at USCIS headquarters in Washington, DC to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1980 Refugee Act. Witnessing...
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