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USCIS Official Among Finalists for 2016 Service to America Medals
USCIS Wins Igniting Innovation Award
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won the overall Igniting Innovation Award Monday at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C.
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for May 2016 reflects a final action date of January 1, 2010, for EB-4 visas for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the caps of 65,000 visas for the general category and 20,000 for the advanced degree exemption.
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Six Months
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended the designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional six months.
Statut de protection temporaire prolongé pour la Guinée, le Liberia, la Sierra Leone pendant six mois
USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 Beginning April 1, 2016
On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap.
USCIS Academy Training Center Opening at FLETC – Charleston Campus
USCIS today announced the grand opening of the USCIS Academy Training Center in South Carolina at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Charleston campus.
DHS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories.
USCIS Plays Critical Role in Investigation Leading to the indictment of a Miami Immigration Consultant for Fraud Scheme
MIAMI - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District Director, Linda M. Swacina announced today that a Miami-Dade woman is charged with stealing immigration application payments from her clients when she prepared fraudulent petitions filed with USCIS.

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