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USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will begin phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents beginning April 30, 2018.
USCIS Premieres Video Highlighting its Historic Connections to Ellis Island
We released a new documentary video, USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island, following an internal premiere for the agency’s employees. From 1892 to 1954, the federal immigration service and its employees processed over twelve million immigrants at the Ellis Island Immigration Station in New York Harbor. 
Outage: Case Status by Text Message
Because of system maintenance, we are not able to send you text messages updating you about changes in the status of your case.
Credit Card Payment Now Available for Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
Substantial Support from USCIS Fraud Detection Unit Leads to Convictions in Two Separate Immigration Fraud Cases
This week, two immigration fraud perpetrators were sentenced to prison due to the considerable efforts of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Los Angeles Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) unit.
E-Verify Outage and New Features
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
USCIS Will Conduct a Lottery for CW-1 Petitions for Fiscal Year 2019
We have received petitions for more than the number of visas available for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program.
New E-Verify.gov Website a User-Friendly Source to Verify Employment Eligibility
USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap
USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019.

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