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  • Congratulations Dreamers: Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

    18 Jun 2012 | 1:02 pm

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered[…]

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  • USCIS to Centralize Filing and Adjudication for Certain Waviers of Inadmissibility in the United States

    31 May 2012 | 11:51 am

    New System Will Standardize Process for Immigrant Visa Applicants WorldwideBeginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer, will be able to mail requests to waive certain[…]

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  • USCIS Changes Look and Feel of Form I-797C

    8 May 2012 | 11:28 am

    On April 2, 2012, USCIS  issued Form I-797C, Notice of Action, with a new look and feel. USCIS will print the Form I-797C on plain bond paper. This change is estimated to save the agency about $1.1 million per year. This[…]

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  • USCIS Proposes Process Change for Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility

    26 Apr 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Proposal would reduce time that U.S. citizens are separated from immediate relativesU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register  that would reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses, children,[…]

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  • 27 Mar 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Secretary Napolitano announced the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), based on deteriorating security conditions in Syria. The effective dates for the designation, as well as dates and procedures for the TPS registration process, will be detailed in a Federal[…]

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  • I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect, Yet.

    15 Mar 2012 | 1:07 pm

    USCIS is considering changes that would allow certain immediate relatives (the spouse, children or parents of a U.S. citizen) who can demonstrate extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen spouse or parent to receive a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence[…]

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  • The new Queens Field Office.

    7 Mar 2012 | 11:38 am

    USCIS FIELD OFFICE IN QUEENS, NEW YORKQUEENS FIELD OFFICE 27-35 JACKSON AVENUEQUEENS, NEW YORK 11101The new Queens Field Office is a full-service USCIS facility with the capacity of approximately 500 customers a day. The office will serve residents of Queens[…]

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  • What Was True Purpose of Immigration 'Road Show'?

    30 May 2011 | 8:40 am

    The House of Representatives' unprecedented series of after-the-fact immigration "hearings" has finally, mercifully, concluded. Pre-empting the standard process for reconciling differences between House and Senate bills, House leaders decreed the Senate immigration bill contrary to the will of the people[…]

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  • Employment Preferences Visa Availability

    5 May 2011 | 8:40 am

    This is an addendum to the Visa Chart that was published last month for November 2005.Section D. The backlog reduction efforts of both Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Labor continue to result in very heavy demand for Employment-based[…]

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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Exposes Immigration Myths

    5 May 2011 | 8:39 am

    America is a country of immigrants; yet today, the subject of immigration is quite controversial. The issue divides communities and politicians alike due to the many misconceptions that abound surrounding this matter.The United States currently houses a larger population of[…]

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