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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 For material older than five years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.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 Celebrates Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies
On Nov. 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day to honor past and present members of the United States Armed Forces for their dedication to serving our country and defending our freedoms.
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalis
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2014, through Sept. 17, 2015.
Tips for Foreign Nationals in the United States Impacted by Civil Unrest or Natural Disasters in Their Home Country
Conditions in your home country, such as civil unrest or a severe environmental disaster may impede your ability to return home as originally planned or may create temporary financial difficulties for you and your family. Extreme situations beyond your control also may affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status while in the United States.
USCIS Launches Redesigned USCIS.GOV Website
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the launch of the agency’s redesigned website available in both English and Spanish. The redesigned website provides customers with a simplified and more user-friendly experience.
Temporary Accommodation for Form I-129 H-2A Petitions
With the reopening of the federal government, USCIS has been informed that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification is once again accepting and processing applications, including Temporary Labor Certifications (TLCs).
Important Information on Form I-129 H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B Petitions
Special Immigrant Visa Program for Iraqi Nationals Who Worked For or On Behalf Of the U.S. Government Extended
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces that Congress passed a bill extending the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government, which the President signed into law on Oct. 4, 2013.
USCIS ELIS Temporarily Unavailable
USCIS ELIS will be temporarily off line on Sunday, October 6 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT) for system updates.
Investor Alert - Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5.”
Fiscal Year 2014 Limit Set for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers