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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 Settles Kaplan Class Action
May 6, 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 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.
USCIS Announces a Proposal to Increase Periods of Stay for TN Professional Workers from Canada or Mexico
May 5, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the maximum amount of time a TradeNAFTA (TN) professional worker from Canada or Mexico can remain in the United States before seeking readmission or obtaining an extension of stay. The proposal will extend the maximum period of admission for TN workers from one year to three years, the same term that USCIS currently may grant to H1B specialty occupation workers.
USCIS Announces Enhancements to EVerify Program
May 5, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today improvements to the EVerify employment authorization program that will reduce an already low mismatch rate, while also streamlining and increasing the effectiveness of the overall program.
USCIS Revises Form I693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
April 29, 2008
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has revised Form I693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. The revision was necessitated by changes to the Tuberculosis (TB) Component of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons. This revised form (edition date 04/02/08) must be used for any medical examination completed on or after May 1, 2008. Previous editions of the Form I693 may not be used on or after that date.
USCIS Modifies Application for Employment Authorization
April 24, 2008
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised Form I765, Application for Employment Authorization. The form now includes additional eligibility codes.

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