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USCIS Press Releases, 2008

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United States immigration enforcement functions are now under the Department’s Border and Transportation Security Directorate, and is now known as United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). RI not affiliated.

December, 2008

    1. USCIS Update: USCIS Revises Direct Mail Program for the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400)
      12/23/2008
    2. Federal Task Force Calls for an Americanization Movement for the 21st Century
      Makes Recommendations to Strengthen Immigrant Integration

      12/18/2008
    3. USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures for H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program
      12/18/2008
    4. Fact Sheet: Building an Americanization Movement for the 21st Century: A Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on New Americans
      12/18/2008
    5. Questions and Answers: USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures for H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Worker Program
      12/18/2008
    6. Fact Sheet: Task Force on New Americans
      12/18/2008
    7. Questions and Answers: USCIS Announces Six-Month Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documents for Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Beneficiaries
      12/12/2008
    8. Questions and Answers: USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form
      12/12/2008
    9. USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form
      12/12/2008
    10. Employment Authorization Documents Extended for Nationals of El Salvador
      Six-Month Extension for Eligible Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries

      12/12/2008
    11. Questions and Answers: USCIS Finalizes Changes to Improve the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program
      Changes will Assist Employers of Temporary Agricultural Workers

      12/11/2008
    12. USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures for H-2A Program
      12/11/2008
    13. Questions and Answers: Qualifying Family Members of U Visa Beneficiaries May Obtain Lawful Permanent Residence
      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently published an interim final rule that allows T and U nonimmigrants to adjust status to become lawful permanent residents.
      12/10/2008
    14. Frequently Asked Questions: Immigration Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Families
      WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services and resources specifically for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family stationed in the United States and abroad. This posting contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions received by our military assistance team.
      12/09/2008
    15. Fact Sheet: USCIS Publishes New Rule for Nonimmigrant Victims of Human Trafficking and Specified Criminal Activity
      12/08/2008
    16. USCIS Publishes New Rule for Nonimmigrant Victims of Human Trafficking and Specified Criminal Activity
      12/08/2008
    17. New Mailing Address Format for USCIS National Capitol Region Offices
      12/03/2008

 

November, 2008

 

    1. Questions and Answers: Temporary Protected Status Re-Registration Period Extended for Honduran and Nicaraguan Nationals
      Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended through July 5, 2009

      11/25/2008

 

 

 

October, 2008

 

September, 2008

 

    1. Frequently Asked Questions: Intercountry Adoptions
      09/29/2008
    2. 18-Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status For Nationals of Honduras
      09/26/2008
    3. Questions and Answers: USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Honduras
      09/26/2008
    4. USCIS Houston Office Re-Open for Customer Emergencies on Monday
      09/26/2008
    5. 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Nicaragua
      09/26/2008
    6. Questions and Answers: USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Nicaragua
      09/26/2008
    7. 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador
      09/24/2008
    8. Frequently Asked Questions: USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of El Salvador
      09/24/2008
    9. USCIS Reminds Customers of Program Flexibilities
      09/24/2008
    10. USCIS Houston Offices Remain Closed Due to Hurricane Ike
      09/22/2008
    11. USCIS Houston Offices Remain Due to Hurricane Ike
      Asylum Office, Two Application Support Centers reopen

      09/19/2008
    12. Two Categories of Special Immigrant Religious Workers to Expire on October 1
      09/19/2008
    13. USCIS Houston Offices Remain Closed Due to Hurricane Ike
      Asylum Office, Two Application Support Centers reopen

      09/18/2008
    14. USCIS Welcomes More Than 39,000 New Citizens during Constitution Week and Citizenship Day
      09/17/2008
    15. USCIS Issues Reminder Regarding Filing of Forms Associated with Temporary Protected Status
      Must use correct versions of Forms I-821 and I-765
      09/17/2008
    16. Frequently Asked Questions: Direct Mail Program Adds Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
      09/15/2008
    17. USCIS Houston Office Remains Closed Due to Hurricane Ike
      09/15/2008
    18. Direct Mail Program Adds Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
      09/15/2008
    19. Joint Statement by Department of State Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador James Foley and Homeland Security Senior Advisor for Iraqi Refugees Lori Scialabba
      09/12/2008
    20. Fact Sheet: Iraqi Refugee Processing
      09/12/2008
    21. USCIS Houston Office Closes Due to Hurricane Ike
      Harlingen, Tex. office remains open, watching storm’s track

      09/11/2008
    22. USCIS’ Havana Office Remains Closed as a Result of Hurricane Ike
      Houston and Harlingen, Tex., offices watching storm’s track

      09/10/2008
    23. USCIS to Close Havana Office Due to Hurricane Ike
      09/08/2008
    24. USCIS Salutes America’s Newest Citizens
      Ceremonies Held For 235 Military in Iraq and Kuwait
      09/04/2008

 

August, 2008

 

July, 2008

 

June, 2008

 

May, 2008

 

    1. USCIS Naturalizes First Military Spouse Overseas
      Frankfurt Ceremony Marks Military Spouse Appreciation Month
      05/30/2008
    2. Update: USCIS Moves Lockbox to New Site in Chicago
      Private Courier Deliveries Automatically Forwarded For 90 Days – Does Not Affect U.S. Mail
      05/30/2008
    3. Update: USCIS Implements Required DNA Testing for Vietnamese Adoptions
      Vietnamese law authorizing adoptions between U.S. and Vietnam to expire on September 1, 2008
      05/29/2008
    4. Q and A: USCIS Implements Required DNA Testing for Vietnamese Adoptions
      05/29/2008
    5. USCIS Modifies Application for Temporary Protected Status
      Previous Versions of Form I-821 Will Be Accepted Until June 26, 2008

      05/28/2008
    6. USCIS to Revise Filing Instructions for Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
      Form I-751 to be filed with the California or Vermont Service Centers

      05/23/2008
    7. Supplemental Questions & Answers:
      Extension of Optional Training Program for Qualified Students

      Rule Expands ‘Cap-Gap’ Relief for Students with Pending H-1B Petitions
      05/23/2008
    8. Fact Sheet: Naturalization Through Military Service
      05/16/2008
    9. USCIS Settles Kaplan Class Action
      SSI Beneficiaries can request expedited processing of Forms I-485 and N-400

      05/15/2008
    10. Fact Sheet: Iraqi Refugee Processing
      05/15/2008
    11. Fact Sheet: USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on the Applicability of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
      05/06/2008
    12. USCIS Announces a Proposal to Increase Periods of Stay for TN Professional Workers From Canada or Mexico
      Period of Admission for TN Workers to Increase From One to Three Years
      05/06/2008
    13. Statement for the Record: E-Verify
      For a hearing on “Employment Eligibility Verification Systems and Potential Impacts on SSA’s Ability to Serve Retirees, People with Disabilities, and Workers” before the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security
      05/06/2008
    14. USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
      Policy changes toward aliens who had aged out prior to enactment of the CSPA
      05/06/2008
    15. USCIS Announces Enhancements to E-Verify Program
      Improvements Will Focus on Decreasing Mismatch Rates for Naturalized Citizens
      05/05/2008

 

April, 2008

 

    1. USCIS’ Role in the Visa Process
      Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director, USCIS, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugess, Border Security and International Law
      04/30/2008
    2. USCIS Modifies Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
      Revised Form I-693 Effective on May 1, 2008
      04/29/2008
    3. USCIS Modifies Application for Employment Authorization
      Previous Versions of Form I-765 Accepted until July 8, 2008

      04/24/2008
    4. Fact Sheet: USCIS Issues Guidance For Approved Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitioners
      04/22/2008
    5. USCIS Releases Projected Naturalization Processing Times For Local Offices
      04/22/2008
    6. USCIS to Allow F-1 Students Opportunity to Request Change of Status
      Short-term, Immediate Measure for Beneficiaries of Selected H-1B Petitions
      04/18/2008
    7. USCIS Runs Random Selection Process For H-1B Petitions
      04/14/2008
    8. Fact Sheet: Naturalization Through Military Service
      04/14/2008
    9. USCIS Releases Preliminary Number Of FY 2009 H-1B Cap Filings
      04/10/2008
    10. USCIS Announces Update for Processing Petitions for Nonimmigrant Victims of Criminal Activity
      04/10/2008
    11. USCIS Reaches FY 2009 H-1B Cap
      04/08/2008
    12. USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions Sent to California or Vermont Service Centers
      Temporary Accomodation Made for FY 09 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

      04/04/2008
    13. Questions and Answers: Extension of Optional Practical Training Program for Qualified Students
      Revised April 10, 2008
      04/04/2008
    14. USCIS Updates Projected Naturalization Case Processing Time
      Agency To Complete 36-percent More Naturalization Cases Than Last Year

      04/02/2008
    15. USCIS and FBI Release Joint Plan to Eliminate Backlog of FBI Name Checks
      Partnership Establishes Series of Milestones To Complete Checks

      04/02/2008
    16. USCIS Announces Changes to Guatemala Adoptions
      04/01/2008

 

March, 2008

 

    1. Questions and Answers: Intercountry Adoption Instructions
      Post-Hague Adoption Convention Implementation

      03/31/2008
    2. USCIS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Change to H-2A Program (47KB PDF)
      03/28/2008
    3. USCIS to Review Immigration Cases that Could Benefit From Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008
      Agency will hold cases and also look at denials or referrals on or after Dec. 26, 2007
      03/27/2008
    4. Comment Period Reopened for Adoption-Related Rule
      Rule Addresses Certain Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Convention

      03/25/2008
    5. USCIS Revises Filing Instructions for Petition for Alien Relative
      Form I-130s to be filed with the Chicago Lockbox

      03/21/2008
    6. Questions and Answers: USCIS Announces Interim Rule on H-1B Visas
      Rule Modifies Petition Selection Process and Prohibits Multiple Filings

      03/19/2008
    7. Fact Sheet: Changes to the FY2009 H-1B Program
      03/19/2008
    8. USCIS Announces Interim Rule on H-1B Visas
      Rule Modifies Selection Process and Prohibits Multiple Filings

      03/19/2008
    9. USCIS Announces Overseas Office Closings in Observance of Religious Holidays
      03/17/2008
    10. Statement by USCIS Director Emilio T. Gonzalez on Processing of Naturalization Applications
      03/14/2008
    11. Questions and Answers: 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalis
      03/12/2008
    12. USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nationals of Somalia
      Employment Authorization documents (EAD) Extended through September 2009

      03/10/2008
    13. Update: Biometric Changes For Re-entry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents
      USCIS issues revised instructions for USCIS Form I-131
      03/05/2008

 

February, 2008

 

January, 2008