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Premium Processing Now Available for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas
We resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions. 
New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously
WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
USCIS announces award recipients of nearly $10 million in funding to support citizenship preparation programs
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 45 public and private non-profit organizations across the country to help lawful permanent residents prepare for naturalization.
Employers Must Use Form I-9 With a Revision Date of 07/17/17 N
Beginning Sept. 18, 2017, employers must use Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, with revision date 07/17/17 N, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable).
USCIS No Longer Accepting Petitions for One-Time Increase to the Temporary Nonagricultural Visa Program
We are no longer accepting petitions from U. S. employers seeking to hire temporary nonagricultural workers under the one-time increase to the fiscal year (2017 H-2B cap announced in July.
Temporary Protected Status for Sudan to Terminate in November 2018
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after reviewing country conditions, and after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials’ consultations with the appropriate U.S. government agencies. Acting Secretary Duke is extending benefits for beneficiaries of Sudan TPS for 12 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on Nov. 2, 2018.
Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan Extended for 18 Months
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of South Sudan (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan) through May 2, 2019.
USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas
USCIS resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas.
USCIS Grants All Available U Visas for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes committed in the United States who assist law enforcement authorities.
USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States.
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