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Archived from our former blog, The Beacon.

Responding to Your Comments on Visa Numbers, Preference Categories, and Spillover
This post is in response to the outpouring of comments and questions on visa number usage, spillover of visa numbers into other preference categories, and the visa...
Answers to Your Comments About Haiti
As we've continued to post updates on the situation in Haiti, our readers have continued to post comments with questions on immigration benefits for Haitians. We...
A Very Special Citizenship Ceremony
Last week, 54 children representing 29 countries celebrated their U.S. citizenship during two special children's citizenship ceremonies in the Washington, DC area. The...
USCIS Announces E-Verify Employee Rights Initiatives
On March 17, USCIS Director Ali Mayorkas announced new civil rights initiatives tied to E-Verify, our program that allows employers to electronically verify the...
Director Mayorkas - Our Work Touches the Lives of Many
(in Spanish)About twenty years ago I visited my great aunt and uncle in their apartment in Brooklyn where they had settled after emigrating from Cuba. They had prepared...
USCIS Welcomes You to The Beacon
Welcome to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' blog, "The Beacon." We established this forum to allow us to listen and learn from our readers, and to serve as...
TPS Haiti: The Top Five Filing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Since announcing the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), USCIS has received thousands of applications. In reviewing these applications, we've...
USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program
USCIS is excited to announce the FY 2010 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a $7 million initiative that will support the expansion of citizenship preparation...
Haiti and Immigration: Confronting the Rumors
We've heard a number of rumors circulating about the help USCIS is providing to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Three of the most common rumors are listed...
Haiti and Adoption
In the wake of the earthquakes that struck Haiti, USCIS has received many questions from prospective parents concerned about Haitian children they are seeking to adopt....
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