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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.
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.
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.

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