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USCIS Update: H-1B Still Available for Fiscal Year 2010 Employment
June 11, 2009
USCIS has updated the count of H-1B petitions towards the fiscal year 2010 program. As of June 5, 2009, USCIS has received approximately 44,400 H-1B cap subject petitions and 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption. USCIS will continue to accept both cap subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.
Two American Soldiers Become U.S. Citizens at First USCIS Naturalization Ceremony Ever Held in Latin America
June 10, 2009
Two American soldiers become US Citizens at first USCIS naturalization ceremony ever held in Latin America. The U.S. Embassy, on June 9, 2009 hosted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servicesí (USCIS) first naturalization ceremony ever held in Latin America.
USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-907
June 6, 2009
USCIS published a revised information collection on Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 6, 2009.
DHS Implements US-VISIT Exit Pilot Program in Detroit and Atlanta
June 4, 2009
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on June 5, 2009, issued an announcement regarding implementation of the US-VISIT exit pilot program at air ports of entry in Detroit, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia.
Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Use E-Verify System Delayed
June 3, 2009
Implementation of the final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servicesí (USCIS) E-Verify system has been delayed until September 8, 2009.
USCIS to Begin Transferring Historical A-Files to the National Archives
June 3, 2009
USCIS announced that it will begin transferring historical A-Files to the National Archives for permanent retention. An A-file will be transferred to National Archives custody 100 years from the individualís date of birth. Archival processing of approximately 135,000 files could be completed by next summer and available for public access.
USCIS Announced Delay in Permanent Resident Card Production
June 1, 2009
USCIS, on May 29, 2009 announced the possible delay in the production of permanent resident cards as it is in the process of upgrading its permanent resident card production equipment.
USCIS Reminds to Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Abroad
May 29, 2009
USCIS reminds applicants for adjustment of status, asylum, legalization, and TPS beneficiaries to obtain advance parole before traveling abroad.
Velarde Memo Provides Guidance on Requirements for H-1B Beneficiaries Seeking to Practice in a Health Care Occupation
May 27, 2009
A memo from Barbara Velarde, Chief USCIS Service Center Operations, released on May 20, 2009, provides guidance to the field on requirements for H-1B beneficiaries seeking to practice in a heath care occupation in the United States.
USCIS Publishes Revised Information Collection on Form I-90
May 26, 2009
USCIS, on May 5, 2009, published a revised information collection on Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Comments are due till June 25, 2009.

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