News Releases

All USCIS releases, searchable by topic and date.

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program.
USCIS Website, E-Verify Now Optimized for Mobile Devices
USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and all presidents who have led this country by welcoming nearly 20,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 180 naturalization ceremonies across the country between February 12 – 22.
Elk Grove Man Arrested, Charged For Adult Adoption Scheme To Defraud Undocumented Immigrants: Americans Helping America Chamber of Commerce Promised Citizenship to Members of Its “Migration Program” for a Price
Helaman Hansen, 63, of Elk Grove, was arrested today after a federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, 11 counts of mail fraud, and one count of wire fraud for operating a fraudulent adult-adoption program that targeted undocumented aliens, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Celebrating Presidents Day with Naturalization Ceremonies
On February 15, we celebrate Presidents Day to honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and all presidents who have led this country.
Jury Convicts Columbus Man of Illegally Gaining Citizenship
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A United States District Court jury convicted Maqsood Haroon, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, of unlawful procurement of citizenship or naturalization.
DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning.
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Thai National in Alleged Immigration Fraud Scheme
A federal grand jury in Providence, R.I., returned a 26-count indictment on Tuesday charging Nimon Naphaeng, 34, a native and citizen of Thailand, who currently resides in Wakefield, R.I., with allegedly running an immigration fraud scheme which allegedly included the filing of false asylum applications on behalf of individuals who did not request nor authorize the applications.
USCIS Plays Critical Role in Investigation Leading to the Arrest of New York Immigration Attorney for Immigration Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Glenn Sorge, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrest of Gnoleba Seri for immigration fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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