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USCIS and Mississippi Implement New E-Verify Tool to Combat Fraud
June 13, 2011
USCIS launched Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE), a new feature which allows USCIS’s E-Verify program to validate the authenticity of Mississippi driver’s licenses used by employees as Form I-9 identity documents.
USCIS Celebrates Flag Day 2011 with Special Naturalization Ceremonies
June 10, 2011
USCIS will celebrate the 234th anniversary of the adoption of the official national symbol—the Stars and Stripes—by welcoming thousands of new citizens in special naturalization ceremonies across the nation.
US Government Unveiled a Multi-agency, Nationwide Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams
June 9, 2011
The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams. The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort. This initiative is set upon three pillars—enforcement, education and continued collaboration—designed to stop UPIL scams and prosecute those who are responsible; educate immigrants about these scams and how to avoid them; and inform immigrants about the legal immigration process and where to find legitimate legal advice and representation.
USCIS Received 12,300 H1B Cap Subject Petitions Till May 20th
May 23, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of May 6, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 12,300 H1B cap-subject petitions and 8,500 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
USCIS Proposes 3 Fundamental Changes to EB-5 Regional Center Filings
May 19, 2011
USCIS proposed significant enhancements to the administration of the EB-5 Program to transform the intake and review process for immigrant investors.
USCIS Centralizes Filing of Form I-130
May 17, 2011
USCIS has announced that effective Aug. 15, 2011, petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file a Petition for an Alien Relative (Form I-130), with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. This will increase the efficiency of the relative petition filing process and give USCIS more flexibility in managing its workload.
USCIS Received 10,200 H1B Cap Subject Petitions So Far
May 10, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of May 6, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 10,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 7,300 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
USCIS Releases RFE Template for EB-11, Extraordinary Worker Petitions
May 4, 2011
The USCIS has released the RFE template for EB-11, extraordinary worker petitions on May 4, 2011. The template reflects the feedbacks from the recent stakeholder sessions. This feed-back has taken effect as of today, binding the adjudicators in issuing I-140 for EB-11 petitions. The employers or foreign workers filing self-petition should review this template to see what the adjudicators at the Service Centers would look for in adjudicating their labor-certification waiver I-140 petition for extraordinary workers.
USCIS Received 9,200 H1B Cap Subject Petitions
May 2, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of April 29, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 9,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 6,600 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
USCIS Improves Delivery of Permanent Resident Card, Travel and Employment Authorization Cards
May 2, 2011
USCIS has fully implemented the Secure Mail Initiative (SMI), which uses U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation to deliver certain immigration documents in a safe, secure and timely manner.

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