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  • Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:18:57 +0000:
    DHS Proposes Rule to Strengthen Affidavit of Support Process - News Releases RSS Feed
    The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that would increase the integrity of the nation’s lawful immigration system, make it easier to hold immigrant sponsors accountable for failing to meet the obligations of contracts they sign with the federal government, and align agency policy in accordance with the May 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens.
  • Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:29:05 +0000:
    USCIS Response to Preliminary Injunction of Fee Rule - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits.
  • Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:14:57 +0000:
    CW-1 Employers Must Verify Continued Employment and Payment of CW-1 Workers by Submitting Form I-129CWR - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is reminding employers of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Transitional Workers (CW-1) that they must confirm the continued employment of the CW-1 workers every six months.
  • Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:40:11 +0000:
    USCIS Launches Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement Information Collection Initiative - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the launch of a new Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) initiative that will enable agencies that administer federal means-tested benefits to ensure more effective compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies related to financial support of aliens by their sponsors and agency reimbursement.
  • Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:17:42 +0000:
    USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on TPS and Authorized Travel - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a Policy Memorandum adopting the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision on Matter of Z R Z C.
  • Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:09:57 +0000:
    USCIS Averts Furlough of Nearly 70% of Workforce - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees, scheduled to begin Aug. 30 as a result of unprecedented spending cuts and a steady increase in daily incoming revenue and receipts.
  • Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:21:27 +0000:
    USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs - News Releases RSS Feed
    Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services.
  • Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:19:33 +0000:
    Application Period Open for Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Programs - News Releases RSS Feed
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program.
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:02:18 +0000:
    USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Hosting Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country - News Releases RSS Feed
    USCIS is celebrating the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our great country by hosting naturalization ceremonies across the United States from July 1 through July 7.
  • Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:18:32 +0000:
    Deputy Director for Policy Statement on USCIS’ Fiscal Outlook - News Releases RSS Feed
    USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued a statement on the agency’s fiscal outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:45:35 +0000:
    USCIS Rule Strengthens Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylum Seekers - News Releases RSS Feed
    USCIS today announced a regulatory change to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent, or otherwise non-meritorious claims for asylum to obtain an employment authorization document. This rule does not alter asylum eligibility criteria in any way and will be effective on Aug. 25.
  • Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:25:58 +0000:
    USCIS Provides Greater Flexibility in Processing Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants - News Releases RSS Feed
    USCIS today announced a regulatory change to provide greater flexibility in the processing of initial employment authorization documents (commonly called EADs) for asylum applicants by removing the burdensome and agency-imposed 30-day time frame.
  • Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:11:32 +0000:
    USCIS Statement on Supreme Court’s DACA Decision - News Releases RSS Feed
    USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
  • Wed, 13 May 2020 08:00:00 +0000:
    USCIS Publishes Interim Final Rule Implementing the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 - News Releases RSS Feed
    On May 14, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will publish an interim final rule (IFR) implementing the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018, which protects U.S. workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and ensures that U.S. workers will not be displaced or encounter a competitive disadvantage for employment compared to non-U.S. workers.
  • Tue, 12 May 2020 08:00:00 +0000:
    DHS Offers Flexibilities to Increase Food Security, Stabilize U.S. Supply Chain During COVID-19 - News Releases RSS Feed
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2B requirements to help support the U.S. food supply chain, maintain essential infrastructure operations and reduce the impact from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.  

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