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USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana to Available Immigration Relief
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana.
Transcript of USCIS-DOS-HHS Press Call on Syrian Refugee Processing
Transcript of USCIS-DOS-HHS Press Call on Syrian Refugee Processing.
Reminder: H-1B Workload Transfer Transition Period Ends Aug. 31, 2016
On July 1, 2016, as part of a workload transfer from the California and Vermont service centers, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) began accepting certain Form I-129 H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions.
DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018.
Applicant Performance on the Naturalization Test - December 2015
USCIS to Allow Additional Applicants for Provisional Waiver Process
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow certain individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and who are statutorily eligible for immigrant visas, to more easily navigate the immigration process.
Federal Register 30-Day Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i)
On July 26, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to comment on a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Is Still Available
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants from India
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for August 2016 reflects a final action date of January 1, 2010*, for EB-4 visas for special immigrants from India.
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.