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USCIS Issues Interim Rule for Adopted Children under the Hague Convention.
October 04, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the publication of an interim rule in the Federal Register to establish new administrative procedures for the immigration of children who are adopted by U.S. citizens and who come from countries that are parties to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
H2B Cap Reached for First Half of FY2008
October 02, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008). USCIS has notified the public that September 27, 2007 is the “final receipt date” for new H2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to April 1, 2008.
New Naturalization Test Announced
September 27, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the 100 questions and answers that comprise the civics component of the new naturalization test. USCIS will administer this new test to citizenship applicants beginning in October 2008.
USCIS Exercises Authority to Exempt Certain Persons Who Provided Material Support under Duress
September 26, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on September 6, 2007, issued a memorandum to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which authorizes USCIS, in consultation with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to implement the DHS Secretary’s discretionary authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to exempt from the material support inadmissibility provision certain individuals who provided material support under duress to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Photo Screening Tool for EVerify Program
September 25, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched a new photoscreening tool that will help employers comply with immigration law while also strengthening worksite enforcement. The photo tool will be the first step in giving employers the tools they need to help detect some forms of identity fraud in the employment eligibility process.
Celebrating Citizenship Day / Constitution Week 2007
September 14, 2007
The week beginning September 17 is Constitution Week. Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring September 17 as Citizenship Day and the start of Constitution Week and calls upon all citizens of the United States to rededicate themselves to their country and the principles upon which it was founded.
23,000 New Citizens during Constitution Week
September 14, 2007
More than 23,000 men and women across the country will become United States citizens next week during naturalization ceremonies hosted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to commemorate Citizenship Day and Constitution Week.
Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Provided to Liberians
September 12, 2007
Today, President George W. Bush issued a Memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, to defer the enforced departure for 18 months, until March 31, 2009, of any qualified Liberian national (or person without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who is currently present in the United States and who is under a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as of September 30, 2007.
New Rule Published for Nonimmigrant Victims of Criminal Activity
September 5, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it would publish an interim rule that grants temporary immigration benefits to certain victims of crimes who assist government officials in investigating or prosecuting the criminal activity. It can be summed up that Uvisas will provide temporary immigration benefits to victims who help law enforcement.
Certifying the U Nonimmigrant Status
September 5, 2007
An alien victim of criminal activity may file for U Nonimmigrant Status – status set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse because of the activity and who also are willing to assist law enforcement agencies or government officials in the investigation of that activity.

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