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USCIS Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates
We began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization today, following a successful pilot in four USCIS field offices and one service center.
SAVE Goes Completely Paperless
Change Will Reduce Costs and Improve Services
Grand Rapids Man Sentenced For Felon Firearm Possession and Falsely Attesting U.S. Citizenship
U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Franklin J. Flores, 42, most recently of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 24 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff, concurrent to his current State of Michigan sentence of 18 to 60 months for identity theft.
USCIS to Implement Online Processing of FOIA Requests
New System Allows Users to Submit and Receive FOIA Requests Digitally
USCIS Expands Online Filing
Applicants Can Now Request Replacement Naturalization Certificate and Naturalization Hearing Online
DHS Announces Additional Visas for Foreign Workers to Assist American Businesses at Risk of Failing
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018. In this determination, Secretary Nielsen determined there are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform temporary non-agriculture labor to satisfy the needs of American businesses in FY18.
DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule).
USCIS Efforts Lead to Sentencing in Immigration Fraud Case in the CNMI
This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) efforts led to the sentencing of Arlene Hart for two counts of mail fraud.
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Nepal
We announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nepal’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective termination date of June 24, 2019, must re-register between May 22, 2018, and July 23, 2018
Airline Staffing Executive Sentenced to Prison for Years of Immigration Fraud
Eleno Quinteros, Jr., the former vice president of operations for two airline mechanic staffing companies, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for making false statements in support of legal permanent resident petitions for dozens of the companies’ mechanics.