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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services | Finalizes Guidance on Signature Requirements

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services | Finalizes Guidance on Signature Requirements

WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that petitioners and applicants who seek immigration benefits must provide a valid signature on forms submitted to the agency. In an effort to protect and safeguard the nation’s immigration system and those who benefit from it, power of attorney signatures will no longer be accepted. If forms […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms. The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. USCIS […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Take Action to Address Asylum Backlog

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Take Action to Address Asylum Backlog

  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will schedule asylum interviews for recent applications ahead of older filings, in an attempt to stem the growth of the agency’s asylum backlog. USCIS is responsible for overseeing the nation’s legal immigration system, which includes adjudicating asylum claims. The agency currently faces a […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS Clarifies Proxy Vote Use for Certain Intracompany Transferee Visa Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS Clarifies Proxy Vote Use for Certain Intracompany Transferee Visa Petitions

WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated policy guidance today clarifying that a proxy vote must be irrevocable to establish the requisite control of a company in an L-1 visa petition. A U.S. or foreign employer may file an L-1 visa petition to temporarily transfer a foreign employee to the U.S. from one […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Clarifying Guidance on NAFTA TN Status Eligibility for Economists

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Clarifying Guidance on NAFTA TN Status Eligibility for Economists

WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is clarifying policy guidance  TN nonimmigrant status on the specific work activities its officers should consider when determining whether an individual qualifies for TN nonimmigrant status as an economist. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) TN nonimmigrant status allows qualified Canadian and Mexican […]

USCIS to Host Naturalization Information Sessions this November

USCIS to Host Naturalization Information Sessions this November

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present naturalization information sessions at various locations in Los Angeles throughout the month of November. These sessions are part of a continued effort with the agency to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the naturalization test, and become familiar with free educational resources […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcomes More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcomes More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 200 naturalization ceremonies across the country as part of this year’s Constitution Week from Sept. 15 to 22. More than 30,000 lawful permanent residents will become America’s newest U.S. citizens during this week. The annual […]

Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin’s gaffe on background checks

Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin’s gaffe on background checks

Illegal immigrants’ Obama amnesty approvals to be seized by feds going door-to-door

Illegal immigrants’ Obama amnesty approvals to be seized by feds going door-to-door

 Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order. Those who don’t return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice […]

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