Almost 1 Million Immigrants Granted US Citizenship in 2022

Almost 1 Million Immigrants Granted US Citizenship in 2022

According to new figures from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the countries where most of these new citizens came from were Cuba, the Philippines, India, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews and ceremonies were suspended, resulting in a backlog of applications that got approved only […]

Nuevos Recursos sobre el Proceso para Venezolanos

Nuevos Recursos sobre el Proceso para Venezolanos

El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) ha publicado nuevos recursos sobre el Proceso para Venezolanos en inglés y español. Las personas de apoyo y los beneficiarios pueden aprender más sobre el proceso, anunciado inicialmente por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional el 12 de octubre de 2022, accediendo a nuestros seminarios web grabados, presentaciones […]

Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs

Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs

By Raul Pinto The backlog of pending applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased exponentially in the last few years. Congress is finally taking notice. The Case Backlog and Transparency Act, introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas on October 25, seeks to address the long delays encountered by millions of immigrants who applied for […]

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued […]

USCIS is Expediting EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

USCIS is Expediting EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

By Linda Nwoke The Autumn/Fall season brings a lot of noticeable changes – changing colors, shorter days, and lower temperatures. The progressive reduction of the hours of light also affects our bodies, including mild states of sadness and anxiety. Despite the changing times, COVID-19 continues to lurk around, keeping the nation and its system at […]

USCIS Announces Online Filing for Affirmative Asylum Applications

USCIS Announces Online Filing for Affirmative Asylum Applications

Migrants from Colombia walk cross the border by the wall separating the United States and Mexico to turn themselves over to authorities on May 13, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, is available to file online for certain affirmative […]

USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on October 19, announced updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. Consistent with this administration’s goal of removing barriers to legal immigration under President Biden’s Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration […]

USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. Consistent with this administration’s goal of removing barriers to legal immigration under President Biden’s Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, Form N-648 has […]

Additional 65,000 Visas for FY 2023 Will Help Address the Need for Seasonal Workers and Reduce Irregular Migration

Additional 65,000 Visas for FY 2023 Will Help Address the Need for Seasonal Workers and Reduce Irregular Migration

WASHINGTON: On October 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), announced that it will be issuing a regulation that will make available to employers an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023, on top of the 66,000 H-2B visas that are normally […]

Statement from USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou on DACA Ruling

Statement from USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou on DACA Ruling

Defend the American Dream DACA Rally – Aug 19, 2017 Memphis,  Tenn. (Shutterstock) By uscis.gov “While today’s decision is deeply disappointing, it does not change current USCIS operations. Consistent with the court’s order, USCIS will continue to accept and process DACA renewal requests, and continue to accept but not process initial DACA requests. We remain […]

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