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USCIS Modifies Application for Temporary Protected Status (TDS)
May 28, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised the Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I821). The agency is publishing a notice in today’s Federal Register to inform the public that the new form becomes effective on June 27, 2008.
USCIS Accepting Previous Editions of I290B
May 28, 2008
USCIS added the “Y” notation to Form I290B, revised 3/4/08. Previous editions of Form I290B will be accepted.
USCIS Clarifies EVerify Requirement for STEM OPT Extension for F1 students
May 28, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that F1 students who are applying for a 17month extension of optional practical training (OPT) on the basis of a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field must have a job or job offer from an employer that is enrolled and in good standing in the EVerify employment eligibility verification program at the site where the student will be employed. If the STEM graduate is employed by more than one employer, all of the graduate's employers must comply with the EVerify requirement.
USCIS Modifies Application for Temporary Protected Status Previous Versions of Form I821 Will Be Accepted Until June 26, 2008
May 28, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised the Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I821). The agency is publishing a notice in today’s Federal Register to inform the public that the new form becomes effective on June 27, 2008.
U.S. Department of Labor proposes rules to modernize and increase protections under H2B program
May 23, 2008
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today proposed rules to modernize the application process and enhance worker protections under the H2B temporary labor certification program. The changes respond to the administration's Aug. 10, 2007, promise to review and update foreign worker program regulations.
USCIS to Revise Filing Instructions for Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
May 23, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon be revising the filing instructions for the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I751) to require filing at the California or Vermont Service Centers, where all Forms I751 are currently adjudicated. The adjudication functions for these petitions have already been assigned to these locations in anticipation of this change. Therefore, all petitioners filing a Form I751 are requested to file the petition with the California or Vermont Service Centers, depending on the state in which they reside.
U.S. Citizenship through Military Service
May 16, 2008
Members and certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have streamlined the application and naturalization process for military personnel and those who recently discharged. Generally, the qualifying service for the U.S. Citizenship is in one of the following branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, certain reserve components of the National Guard and the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.
Iraqi Refugees can now seek asylum in the U.S.
May 15, 2008
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have been committed to streamlining the process for admitting Iraqi refugees to the U.S. while at the same time ensuring the highest level of security. Starting in May 2007, DHS and DOS have worked cooperatively to administer the overseas component of the U.S. refugee admissions program (USRAP).
USCIS Settles Kaplan Class Action
May 15, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has entered into a settlement agreement in a national class action, Kaplan, et al. v. Chertoff, et al., CV 065304, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
May 6, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today issued guidance that will modify its earlier interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) which permits applicants for certain immigration benefits to retain classification as a child even if he or she has reached the age of 21.

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