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USCIS Reissues Receipt Notices for Extensions of Conditional Permanent Resident Status
On Oct. 16, 2018, USCIS began issuing new receipt notices for certain Forms I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to replace previously issued receipt notices containing inaccurate information.
USCIS Policy Manual Update
USCIS is revising policy guidance for the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.
Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Eastern).
USCIS Using Tablets to Administer the English Reading and Writing Tests for Naturalization
We began using digital tablets to administer the English reading and writing tests during naturalization interviews as part of the agency’s ongoing business modernization efforts.
USCIS Provides Guidance for Implementing New Law Related to Foreign Workers on Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
We published a policy memorandum providing guidance on the implementation of section 1045 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (the FY 2019 NDAA), which allows certain H-2B workers on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to qualify for an exemption to the “temporary need” requirement if they begin employment on or before Dec. 30, 2023.
USCIS Assisted in Case Leading to Guilty Plea of Former Long Island Catering Hall Owner Charged with Forced Labor
In Central Islip, New York, Ralph Colamussi pled guilty in federal court Wednesday before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley, to forced labor of employees at the Thatched Cottage, a catering and wedding venue in Centerport, New York.
F-1 “Cap-gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018
F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after Oct. 1 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only valid through Sept. 30.
Proposed I-912 Fee Waiver Form Revision
We are proposing to revise our Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, to remove the receipt of means-tested benefits from the eligibility criteria.
USCIS to Begin Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear
We will begin implementing the June 28 Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum (PM) on Oct. 1, 2018.
Immigration Services Available for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut
We offer immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

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