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USCIS Centralizes Filing for H2A Petitions
November 09, 2007
In a Federal Register notice published today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) declared that, it will only accept H2A (temporary/seasonal agricultural worker) petitions mailed or delivered to its California Service Center, effective December 10, 2007. The notice informs the public to use the following addresses
Employment Eligibility Verification Form I9 Revised
November 07, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I9) is now available for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I9 for each employee hired in the United States.
Readmissions Simplified for Certain H and L Nonimmigrants with Pending Permanent Residence Applications
November 02, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a final rule in the Federal Register to streamline the readmission of certain H and L nonimmigrants who have applied for adjustment of status to become permanent residents. The rule removes the requirement that such persons present a receipt notice (Form I797, Notice of Action) for their adjustment applications when returning to the United States from travel abroad.
USCIS Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Rule for Religious Worker Visa Classifications
November 01, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is reopening the public comment period until November 16, 2007, on a proposed rule for special immigrant (SR/SD) and nonimmigrant (R1) religious worker visa classifications. The notice extending the comment period is published in Federal Register.
TPS Terminated for Nationals of Burundi as of May 2, 2008
October 29, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation of Burundi; the designation, however, will remain in effect through May 1, 2009. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate Government agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security, determined that conditions in Burundi no longer support the TPS designation and is therefore terminating the designation.
Fact Sheet for Naturalization through Military Service
October 24, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a fact sheet stating that 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).
Centralized Filing Location for the H2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program
October 17, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced a new customer service initiative to improve the H2A (temporary/seasonal agricultural worker) petition process.
New Rule from Tomorrow for Nonimmigrant Victims of Criminal Activity
October 16, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded its customers that a new interim rule that authorizes temporary immigration benefits to certain Nonimmigrant Victims of Criminal Activity who help law enforcement will be effective October 17, 2007.
TPS Reminder to Nationals of El Salvador
October 12, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded nationals of El Salvador eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a reregistration application by October 22, 2007.
Guatemalan Adoption Processing Procedures Revised
October 11, 2007
Effective from October 15, 2007, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will place a ceiling on the number of initial orphan petition submissions in Guatemala. Under the new procedures, USCIS will accept only one initial application packet to adopt a child from Guatemala (Form I600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative) per prospective adoptive parent, attorney, or representative, per appointment.

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