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  • News: USCIS Updates Fee Waiver Requirements

    News: USCIS Updates Fee Waiver Requirements

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, by removing the means-tested benefit criteria that was previously used as a factor in determining whether an applicant was exempt from paying for filing fees or biometric services. Individuals may still request a fee waiver if their documented annual household income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or they demonstrate financial hardship. A means-tested benefit is a public be...
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  • News: USCIS Begins Producing Security-Enhanced Travel Documents

    News: USCIS Begins Producing Security-Enhanced Travel Documents

    To prevent secure document tampering, counterfeiting, and fraud, we will begin producing on Oct. 24 a new security-enhanced U.S. travel document, which is a booklet that looks similar to a U.S. passport and serves dual purposes. The travel document can serve in place of: Form I-327, Permit to Reenter the United States: Lawful permanent residents use the Reentry Permit to return from temporary travel outside of the United States and, in some cases, may use a Reentry Permit for travel in plac...
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  • News: CRS Report on The Department of Homeland Security’s Nationwide Expansion of Expedited Removal

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  • News: DOJ Proposed Rule on DNA Collection from Immigration Detainees

    News: DOJ Proposed Rule on DNA Collection from Immigration Detainees

    [Federal Register Volume 84, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 22, 2019)] [Proposed Rules] [Pages 56397-56401] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22877] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 28 CFR Part 28 [Docket Number OAG-164; AG Order No. 4537-2019] RIN 1105-AB56 DNA-Sample Collection From Immigrat...
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  • News: CRS Report on Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Categories: Data Brief

    News: CRS Report on Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Categories: Data Brief

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  • News: USCIS Published Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions

    News: USCIS Published Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions

    [Federal Register Volume 84, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 16, 2019)] [Proposed Rules] [Pages 55250-55251] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22570] ======================================================================== Proposed Rules Federal Register ________________________________________________________________________ This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to ...
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  • News: Cuccinelli Announces USCIS’ FY 2019 Accomplishments and Efforts to Implement President Trump’s Goals

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today released preliminary fiscal year 2019 agency statistics, accomplishments and efforts to implement President Trump’s agenda. These preliminary statistics highlight important immigration trends and illustrate the work accomplished by USCIS in FY 2019. The agency will publish final, verified FY 2019 statistics later next month.“FY 2019 has been a historic year for USCIS and we have achieved many of President Trump’s goals t...
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  • News: USCIS Clarifies Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification to Better Ensure Victims of Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment Receive Protection

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today clarified requirements regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification.  To ensure consistency surrounding this classification, USCIS is issuing three Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) adopted decisions. Through these adopted decisions, USCIS clarifies that it requires evidence of a court’s intervention to provide relief from abuse, neglect or abandonment beyond a statement that the juvenile is dependent on...
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  • News: CRS Report on Military Funding for Southwest Border Barriers

    News: CRS Report on Military Funding for Southwest Border Barriers

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  • News: USCIS Publish Public Charge Provisions of Immigration Law: A Brief Historical Background

    Historical Origins of the Likely to Become a Public Charge (LPC) ExclusionStrong sentiments opposing the immigration of “paupers” developed in the United States well before the advent of federal immigration controls. During the colonial period, several colonies enacted protective measures to prohibit the immigration of individuals who might become public charges. [1] In the nineteenth century, before the existence of a federal agency responsible for overseeing immigration policies, eastern seab...
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