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U.S. to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

The Oath of Allegiance Swearing-In Ceremony WVNTR – This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 14,000 new citizens in nearly 175 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 10. The Independence Day activities will kick off […]

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US Vows to Find, Punish Citizenship Cheaters

FILE – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Dec. 12, 2017. The U.S. government agency that oversees immigrants’ applications to become citizens is starting an office tasked with stripping naturalized Americans of their citizenship if they cheated to get […]

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U.S. Completes Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

WVNTR – On May 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-2B petitions under the temporary final rule increasing the numerical limit, or cap, on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018. In the first five business days of filing, USCIS received petitions […]

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US DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WVNTR – WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule). In July 2017, DHS published a […]

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Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

WVNTR – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nepal’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective termination date of June 24, 2019, must re-register between May 22, 2018, and July 23, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents […]

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U.S. revises guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5)

WVNTR – The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy. Previously, the USCIS Policy Manual allowed for tenant-occupancy methodologies used by some petitioners to show their capital created, or will create, 10 indirect jobs. We have determined that these methodologies do not provide reasonable […]

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