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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 For material older than five years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.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 Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on July 30, 2018, that it has returned all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the computer-generated random selection process.
Updated Guidance on the Implementation of Notice to Appear Policy Memorandum
Policy Memorandum 602-0050.1, Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuances of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens, was issued on June 28, 2018 and instructed USCIS components to create or update operational guidance on NTAs and Referrals to ICE (RTIs), to be issued within 30 days of the Policy Memorandum.
USCIS Efforts Lead to Guilty Convictions in Florida Marriage Fraud Ring
We assisted in an investigation that led to a federal jury finding Valeriy Tsoy, a citizen of Kazakhstan, guilty of marriage fraud. The successful investigation also led to Zafar Bakhramovic Yadigarov, a citizen of Uzbekistan, pleaded guilty to marriage fraud and conspiracy to commit marriage fraud on July 23.
New Law Extends CNMI CW-1 Program, Mandates New Fraud Fee, and Will Require E-Verify Participation
On July 24, 2018, President Trump signed the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (the Workforce Act), extending the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker program (the CW-1 program) through 2029 and increasing the CW-1 cap for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities
We are now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program that will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country.
USCIS Continues to Expand Digital Delivery of FOIA Requests
Attorneys and Accredited Representatives Can Now File Form N-565 Online
If you are an attorney or accredited representative, you can now file Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document for your clients using your myUSCIS online account.
USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for Certain Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny
Today we posted a policy memorandum that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or the evidence of record fails to establish eligibility.
USCIS Updates Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities
We issued updated guidance today that aligns our policy for issuing Form I-862, Notice to Appear, with the immigration enforcement priorities of the Department of Homeland Security.
Celebrating Independence Day 2018 with Naturalization Ceremonies
On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday and the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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