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  • News: CRS Report on Supreme Court: Unlawful Entrants with Temporary Protected Status Cannot Adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident Status

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  • News : USCIS Clarifies Evidence Requirements Under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness

    USCIS Clarifies Evidence Requirements Under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility for adjustment of status under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF). The updated guidance clarifies what evidence an applicant may submit to establish Liberian nationality when applying for adjustment of status under LRIF. The updated guidance includes examples of secondary evi...
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  • News : Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy L. Renaud on World Refugee Day June 20, 2021

    Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy L. Renaud on World Refugee Day June 20, 2021 On Sunday, June 20, we observe World Refugee Day. Every year, this day draws attention to the plight of refugees across the globe. At U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the occasion is particularly meaningful. Since 1980, the United States has resettled more than 3 million refugees who were forced to flee their homeland. USCIS plays a critical role in helping the U.S. government fulfill its humanitarian

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  • News: Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions

    Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions “We applaud the attorney general’s decisions today vacating two prior decisions that limited asylum eligibility for individuals fleeing violence perpetrated by domestic partners or on account of familial relationships in their home countries. We have advised our officers to no longer rely on the vacated decisions and are working to swiftly provide specific, comprehensive guidance to our workforce t...
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  • News: USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants

    USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status ApplicantsUSCIS announced today that it will automatically extend parole and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status.This specific extension of parole applies only to current parolees who timely filed Form I-955, Application for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Author...
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  • News: Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud in Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month

    “June marks the seventh annual celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, which honors the individual and collective contributions made by immigrants in communities across the United States. In keeping with President Biden’s Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, we are working to rebuild confidence in our lawful immigration system and promote the benefits and privileges of citiz...
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  • News: DHS and DOS Issue Joint Statement on Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

    The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: "The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched the first phase of its reopening on March 10. As part of this focus on a responsible, phased ap...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change

    News: USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change

    USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change Effective June 14, 2021, the Vermont Service Center will no longer receive any incoming mail at the St. Albans, VT facility, which is being decommissioned. Mail sent to the previous addresses will be forwarded for one year, but any mail sent to the previous addresses after June 2022 may be returned to the sender by the United States Postal Service or the courier service used. Please refer to the chart below for the updated addresses. Mail Pre...
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  • News: USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

    News: USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

    USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime The policy update will help provide stability to U Visa Petitioners supporting law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to implement a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States access to employment authorization sooner, provi...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Lockbox Filing Flexibilities

    News: USCIS Announces Lockbox Filing Flexibilities

    USCIS Announces Lockbox Filing Flexibilities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will offer filing flexibilities to provide relief to certain applicants and petitioners impacted by delays at a USCIS lockbox. These flexibilities only apply to benefit requests submitted to a USCIS lockbox and not to USCIS service centers or field offices. The following temporary flexibilities are effective for 60 days from June 10 until Aug. 9, 2021: If you submitted a benefit request to a USCIS lockbox bet...
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