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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners
USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Hosting Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our great country by hosting naturalization ceremonies across the United States from July 1 through July 7.
Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, July 1st, at 11:59 p.m. through Thursday, July 2nd, at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.
Update to Filing Location for Form I-918 and Form I-485 for Applicants Filing Based on U Nonimmigrant Status
Starting June 29, 2020, petitioners residing in certain states must file the following forms at the Nebraska Service Center, instead of the Vermont Service Center
Deputy Director for Policy Statement on USCIS’ Fiscal Outlook
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement on the agency’s fiscal outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
USCIS Statement on Presidential Proclamation
“Monday’s presidential proclamation temporarily restricts certain categories of visas from being issued to protect jobs for American workers while our economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19. This does not affect those currently working in the U.S. on valid H-1B or similar visas.
Texas Service Center Moving to New Address on June 26
On June 26, the Texas Service Center will move to a new address.
USCIS Rule Strengthens Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylum Seekers
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a regulatory change to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent, or otherwise non-meritorious claims for asylum to obtain an employment authorization document.
USCIS Statement on Supreme Court’s DACA Decision
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
USCIS Provides Greater Flexibility in Processing Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a regulatory change to provide greater flexibility in the processing of initial employment authorization documents (commonly called EADs) for asylum applicants by removing the burdensome and agency-imposed 30-day time frame.
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