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USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017.
USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. 
Putting American Workers First: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse
USCIS today announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing, and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged. Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority for USCIS.
USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3
US S will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected.
USCIS Publishes Interim Rule on T Nonimmigrant Status
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking who seek T nonimmigrant status.
USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs
USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.
USCIS Assists in Investigation Leading to Conviction of Florida Couple of Large-Scale Immigration Fraud
USCIS assisted in an investigation that led to a federal jury finding Domenico Cingari, 68, and Rosa Cingari, 67, guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud, and making false statements in immigration applications and petitions.
USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees
First fee increase in six years to take effect Dec. 23
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