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Certain Nonimmigrants Can Now File Form I-539 Online
You may file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, online if you are applying as a single applicant
USCIS Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a new strategy known as eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital business model.
Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct a widespread system maintenance on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 9 p.m. until midnight (Eastern).
Texas Service Center to Begin Accepting Form I-129 for Certain H-1B Petitions
On May 20, 2019, the Texas Service Center will begin processing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for certain H-1B cap-exempt petitions
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.
Five Individuals Involved in Marriage Fraud Scheme Plead Guilty
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that five individuals have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to charges related to their participation in fraudulent marriages so that non-U.S. citizens would receive U.S. immigration benefits.
Hudson County Woman Convicted at Trial of Compelled Labor of Sri Lankan Woman for over Nine Years
A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was convicted last week on charges of forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and marriage fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey.
Nearly 100 Charged in Massive Marriage Fraud Scheme
A total of 50 people are now in custody following the return of a 206-count indictment alleging varying roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Mark Dawson of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and District Director Tony Bryson of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
USCIS Names New Deputy Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it has selected Mark Koumans as the agency’s next Deputy Director, and he will start his new duties on Monday, May 13.
Queens Immigration Attorney Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Operating Asylum Fraud Scheme
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Andreea Dumitru, a/k/a “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New York, was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with her operation of a scheme to submit fraudulent asylum applications to United States immigration authorities.
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