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This page lists all USCIS releases, searchable by topic and date. It also includes policy and procedure updates as well as late-breaking news about USCIS office closures and other emergencies. For material older than five years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee
Fee Increase Consistent with the Consumer Price Index
USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays
USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional H-1B petitions.
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Somalia
We announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.
Clarification of STEM OPT Extension Reporting Responsibilities and Training Obligations
We are updating the Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT) page of our website to clarify the reporting responsibilities for participating in the STEM OPT program.
Justice Department Secures Denaturalization of Guardian Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor
On Aug. 8, Chief Judge James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex offender; restrained and enjoined him from claiming any rights, privileges, or advantages of U.S. citizenship; and ordered him to immediately surrender and deliver his Certificate of Naturalization and any other indicia of U.S. citizenship to federal authorities.
Immigration Services Available for Those Affected by California Wildfires
We offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including the California wildfires.
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Yemen
We announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Yemen’s designation who want to maintain their status through the extension date of March 3, 2020, must re-register between August 14, 2018, and October 15, 2018.
Filing Location Change for Form I-829
This form was previously filed at the California Service Center. Now, petitioners must send Form I-829 to a USCIS Lockbox facility.
USCIS Issues Revised Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors
We published a revised final policy memorandum related to unlawful presence after considering feedback received during a 30-day public comment period that ended June 11, 2018.
Burbank Man Who Allegedly Led Prescription Drug Ring Arrested on New Charges of Fraudulently Procuring U.S. Citizenship
A Burbank man who operated a string of allegedly sham medical clinics – and who already faces federal charges of using the clinics to orchestrate a massive narcotics scheme – was arrested today on new charges that he unlawfully procured United States citizenship.

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