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Update on Service Center and Lockbox Receipting
August 24, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it has experienced a tremendous increase in the number of applications filed, which has resulted in a front log of cases awaiting dataentry. USCIS is putting in every effort to deal with the delay.
TPS Designation for El Salvador Nationals Extended Until March 9, 2009
August 21, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced the publication of a Federal Register notice extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador until March 9, 2009. It is to be noted that there are approximately 234,000 nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) who may be eligible to reregister their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).
Update on Service Center and Lockbox Receipting
August 17, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it has experienced a tremendous increase in the number of applications filed, which has resulted in a front log of cases awaiting dataentry. USCIS is putting in every effort to deal with the delay.
USCIS Announces Change to Guatemalan Intercountry Adoption
August 6, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala will now require results of a second DNA test from the biological parent before they will issue an immigrant visa for the adopted child.
USCIS Apply Changes to Assist Prospective Adoptive Parents
August 6, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now permitting prospective adoptive parents to receive one nocharge extension of the approved Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition (Form I600A) if they have not already submitted a petition (Form I600) to classify an orphan as an immediate relative. It is known that the USCIS on July 30, 2007 implemented several changes benefiting prospective adoptive parents who experience delays finalizing their adoptions.
Update on Service Center and Lockbox Receipting
August 3, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it has experienced great increase in the number of applications filed, which has resulted in a front log of cases awaiting dataentry. It said that it was making every effort to address the delay and will prioritize data entry for specific formtypes.
Reminder for H2B Employers Seeking Returning Workers
August 02, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded employers who use the H2B nonimmigrant visa program to fill their temporary labor workforce needs that the “returning worker” provisions initially enacted in the “Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005” (“SOS Act”) expire on September 30, 2007. The “returning worker” provisions exempt from the annual H2B fiscal year cap those aliens who were counted toward the H2B numerical limit during any one of the three fiscal years preceding the fiscal year of the requested employment start date.
USCIS Informs Public about Fee Increase for Electronic Filings
July 30, 2007
The USCIS reminded the public that all filings submitted on or after July 30, 2007 via the electronic filing system must be submitted with payment of the new fees.
USCIS Applies New Application and Petition Fee Schedule Today
July 30, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds the public that its new fee schedule is effective today, July 30, 2007. Applications or petitions postmarked or otherwise filed on or after today must include the new fee. USCIS will reject applications or petitions containing an incorrect fee.
Final Reminder to Hondurans and Nicaraguans Eligible for Temporary Protected Status
July 27, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded Hondurans and Nicaraguans eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a reregistration application for TPS by the closing date of July 30, 2007 which is just four days away from now. There are about 78,000 Hondurans and 4,000 Nicaraguans who may be eligible for TPS Reregistration and failure to file a TPS reregistration application by July 30, will result in the withdrawal of TPS benefits, including employment authorization and protection from removal from the United States.

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