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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals who are paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise inadmissible. Certain foreign nationals may be paroled into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to terminate two categorical parole programs, consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, and to better ensure that parole is used only on a case-by-case basis, consistent with the law. Parole is a process that allows foreign nationals to temporarily […]

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it is accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program that will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. These competitive grant opportunities are open to organizations that prepare lawful permanent residents for […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a new strategy known as eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital business model. eProcessing will be a complete digital experience, from applying for a benefit, to communicating with USCIS, through receiving a decision on a case. As a first step, certain visitors for […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Strengthens Guidance on Spousal Petitions Involving Minors

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Strengthens Guidance on Spousal Petitions Involving Minors

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is publishing guidance for its officers to consider when adjudicating spousal petitions involving minors. The guidance, published as an update to the USCIS Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM),  clarifies age requirements for a petitioner filing an Affidavit of Support for a spouse in conjunction with a concurrently filed I-485, and […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Hold Spanish-language Immigration Info. Session at Allen Hancock College

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Hold Spanish-language Immigration Info. Session at Allen Hancock College

SANTA MARIA, Calif.—Officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will offer a free information session to the public about immigration. This session will take place in Santa Maria at Allen Hancock College.  USCIS will provide information about eligibility for citizenship,  residency requirements, the immigration process and application forms and fees. This information session will […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Updates Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Updates Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued updated guidance today that aligns its policy for issuing Form I-862, Notice to Appear, with the immigration enforcement priorities of the Department of Homeland Security. A Notice to Appear (NTA) is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on […]

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements | SAVE Goes Completely Paperless

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements | SAVE Goes Completely Paperless

WASHINGTON—Starting June 1, benefit-granting agencies using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) Program can no longer submit paper versions of Form G-845, Verification Request. Previously, agencies submitted paper forms to request immigration status verification and for additional verification requests. Now all agencies must submit their requests and institute additional […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Expands Online Filing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Expands Online Filing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that Form N-565, Application for Replacement of Naturalization/Citizenship Document, and Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), can be filed online. Applicants use Form N-565 to replace a naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, or […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Help Leads to Convictions in Two Separate Immigration Fraud Cases

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Help Leads to Convictions in Two Separate Immigration Fraud Cases

LOS ANGELES – This week, two immigration fraud perpetrators were sentenced to prison due to the considerable efforts of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Los Angeles Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) unit. Los Angeles FDNS immigration officers worked closely with law enforcement and intelligence community partners to resolve potential fraud, national security […]

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