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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities
USCIS is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic assimilation through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by Aug 6.
USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
Thai National Sentenced, Faces Deportation for Operating Immigration Fraud Scheme
Nimon Naphaeng, 36, a native and citizen of Thailand, who resided in Wakefield, R.I., was sentenced Monday to 27 months in federal prison for running an immigration fraud scheme that defrauded more than 320 individuals, most of them immigrants, of at least $400,000, and perhaps more than $518,000.
DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm
U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor submitted to the Federal Register today
USCIS to Naturalize 15,000 New Citizens During Independence Day Holiday
USCIS will celebrate the 241st  anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming nearly 15,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 65 Independence Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country this year.
Celebrating Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies
On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday and the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public and stakeholders.
USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers.
Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè pou Ayiti a Pwolonje pou sis mwa
Pandan sis mwa pwolongasyon an, nou ankouraje moun ki benefisye TPS yo pou prepare retou yo an Ayiti nan ka pa ta gen pwolongasyon deziyasyon Ayiti ankò, tankou al mande gouvèman ayisyen an dokiman voyaj ajou. 60 jou omwen anvan 22 janvye 2018, Sekretè Kelly ap reevalye deziyasyon Ayiti a epi detèmine si sitiyasyon an merite yon lòt pwolongasyon, yon redeziyasyon oswa yon anilasyon ki konfòm ak Lwa sou Imigrasyon ak Nasyonalite a. Kongrè te detèmine si wi ou non deziyasyon Ayiti a ta dwe kontinye. konsevwa Deziyasyon TPS la kòm yon bagay tanporè, epi Sekretè a gen pou li reevalye kondisyon nan peyi a konplètman pou
Temporary Protected Status for Haiti Extended for Six Months
DHS Secretary will Re-Evaluate Designation Later This Year