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 For material older than five years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.

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New FAQs on Same-Sex Marriages
USCIS has published additional frequently asked questions based on the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor ruling, which invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
USCIS Redesigns Special Certificate of Naturalization and Certificates of Citizenship (Posthumous)
On Aug. 5, USCIS will start issuing redesigned certificates.
Deadline July 29, 2013 for El Salvador Temporary Protected Status Re-registration
USCIS reminds eligible nationals of El Salvador (and persons without nationality who last regularly resided in El Salvador) and who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to re-register for TPS by Monday July 29, 2013.
The United States to Welcome More Than 7,800 New Citizens during Independence Day Celebrations
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas will help USCIS celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday as the agency welcomes more than 7,800 new citizens during more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country and overseas from July 1 to July 5.
Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act
USCIS Redesigns Replacement Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today began issuing redesigned certificates for citizenship and naturalization for individuals who request replacement certificates (Form N-561, Replacement Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-570, Replacement Certificate of Naturalization).
Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act
Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
USCIS Enhances E-Verify's Capability to Directly Notify Employees of an Information Mismatch
USCIS is announcing its latest customer service enhancement to E-Verify that will allow direct notification to employees.
USCIS Celebrates 2013 Independence Day with Special Naturalization Ceremonies
USCIS celebrates Independence Day by welcoming thousands of new citizens in special naturalization ceremonies across the nation. Independence Day celebrations run July 1-5, 2013.
National Customer Service Center Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Our National Customer Service Center (NCSC) toll-free number is currently experiencing technical difficulties due to an outage of one of our communications providers.