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USCIS Announces H-1B Registration Account Creation
On Dec. 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that we would implement the electronic registration process for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap.
USCIS Opens Application Period for New Status for Long-Term Residents of CNMI
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the application period for those seeking the new Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status will open on February 19, 2020. 
USCIS Accepting Petitions Under the CNMI Disaster Recovery Workforce Act
USCIS is accepting CW-1 petitions filed under the Disaster Recovery Act.
Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Cap Pre-Paid Mailer Suspension
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will not use pre-paid mailers to send out any communication or final notices for fiscal year 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions, including those requesting consideration under the advanced degree exemption.
USCIS Supports Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb. 6 is designated as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule: Revised Forms and Updated Policy Manual Guidance
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published revised forms consistent with the final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including USCIS, will implement on Feb. 24, 2020. Beginning Feb. 24, 2020, applicants and petitioners must use new editions of the following forms below (except in Illinois, where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court): 
USCIS Response to the 2019 Coronavirus
USCIS is actively monitoring the effects of the public health emergency related to the 2019 coronavirus outbreak on agency operations.
USCIS Issues Updates to Biometrics Collection Guidance
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updates to its Policy Manual that address mobile biometrics services and fingerprint waivers.
Treaty Termination Ends Certain Visa Eligibility for Iranian Nationals
USCIS today announced that, due to the Oct. 3, 2018, termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran, Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor changes or extensions of status based on the treaty.
USCIS Final FY 2019 Statistics Available
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) final fiscal year (FY) 2019 agency statistics are now available online.
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