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USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H 2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. March 13, 2017 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2017.
USCIS Will Accept CW-1 Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3, 2017
On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting CW-1 petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2018 cap. Employers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) use the CW-1 program to employ foreign workers who are otherwise ineligible to work under other nonimmigrant worker categories.
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries
USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months.
Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order Signed Today
“Fourteen years ago on March 1, 2003, DHS was established. We did so as a nation because we needed to rethink our approach to homeland security. Many will recall the conclusions we reached then; that we needed to overcome a “lack of imagination” with regard to the threats we faced, and, second, that we needed to overcome our collective inability to take the dots of intelligence and arrange them into a more comprehensive picture of the threats posed to America and our way of life.
USCIS Is Reissuing Receipt Notices to Certain EAD Renewal Applicants
Starting February 16, 2017, USCIS began reissuing receipt notices (Form I-797) to individuals who applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) between July 21, 2016 and January 16, 2017, and whose applications remain pending in certain categories.
New Immigrants Can Now Create a USCIS Online Account When Paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee
A message for new immigrants: You now have the option to create a USCIS online account when you pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee.
USCIS Will Accept Only New Forms Starting Feb. 21, 2017
Important reminder: Please check our website for our current filing fees and acceptable versions of forms. On Dec. 23, 2016, our new fees took effect and we published updated versions of our forms. We strongly encourage customers to go to uscis.gov/forms to download and submit these new versions, which are updated with the new fees and have an edition date of 12/23/16.
DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order
On February 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement reflecting the most recent court ruling on the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
USCIS Implementation of Jan. 27 Executive Order
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information About the January 27, 2017 Executive Order
U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides information about the January 27, 2017 executive order, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," on its website.
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