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CW-1 Employers Must Verify Continued Employment and Payment of CW-1 Workers by Submitting Form I-129CWR
by USCIS on September 11, 2020 at 3:14 pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is reminding employers of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Transitional Workers (CW-1) that they must confirm the continued employment of the CW-1 workers every six months.
USCIS Launches Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement Information Collection Initiative
by USCIS on September 10, 2020 at 1:40 pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the launch of a new Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) initiative that will enable agencies that administer federal means-tested benefits to ensure more effective compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies related to financial support of aliens by their sponsors and agency reimbursement.
USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on TPS and Authorized Travel
by USCIS on August 31, 2020 at 4:17 pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a Policy Memorandum adopting the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision on Matter of Z R Z C.
USCIS Averts Furlough of Nearly 70% of Workforce
by USCIS on August 25, 2020 at 4:09 pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees, scheduled to begin Aug. 30 as a result of unprecedented spending cuts and a steady increase in daily incoming revenue and receipts.
USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs
by USCIS on July 31, 2020 at 1:21 pm
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services.
Application Period Open for Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Programs
by USCIS on July 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program.
USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Hosting Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country
by USCIS on July 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm
USCIS is celebrating the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our great country by hosting naturalization ceremonies across the United States from July 1 through July 7.
Deputy Director for Policy Statement on USCIS’ Fiscal Outlook
by USCIS on June 25, 2020 at 12:18 pm
USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued a statement on the agency’s fiscal outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
USCIS Rule Strengthens Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylum Seekers
by USCIS on June 22, 2020 at 11:45 am
USCIS today announced a regulatory change to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent, or otherwise non-meritorious claims for asylum to obtain an employment authorization document. This rule does not alter asylum eligibility criteria in any way and will be effective on Aug. 25.
USCIS Provides Greater Flexibility in Processing Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants
by USCIS on June 19, 2020 at 1:25 pm
USCIS today announced a regulatory change to provide greater flexibility in the processing of initial employment authorization documents (commonly called EADs) for asylum applicants by removing the burdensome and agency-imposed 30-day time frame.