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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 For material older than three years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.

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USCIS Publishes Interim Rule on T Nonimmigrant Status
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking who seek T nonimmigrant status.
USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs
USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.
USCIS Assists in Investigation Leading to Conviction of Florida Couple of Large-Scale Immigration Fraud
USCIS assisted in an investigation that led to a federal jury finding Domenico Cingari, 68, and Rosa Cingari, 67, guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud, and making false statements in immigration applications and petitions.
USCIS to Centralize Processing of Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases
Starting on November 1, 2016, USCIS will centralize the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. This means SIJ-based Form I-360 petitions and Form I-485 applications will primarily be adjudicated at one location, the National Benefits Center (NBC). USCIS will retain discretion to require in-person interviews at local field offices to complete adjudications as needed.
USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees
First fee increase in six years to take effect Dec. 23
USCIS Reaches CW-1 Cap for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the numerical limit (the “cap”) of 12,998 workers who may be issued CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) visas or otherwise provided with CW-1 status for fiscal year 2017.
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