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Staying informed about the latest immigration developments is crucial for anyone navigating the US immigration system.

This page brings you up-to-date news on various immigration topics, including policy changes, program updates, and important announcements. We compile these news stories from trusted sources to keep you in the loop.

For comprehensive details and official information directly from the source, you can visit the USCIS News Releases page:
USCIS Announces New FY 2024 Funding Opportunity Under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program USCIS Updates Customer Service and Safe Address Procedures for Individuals Protected Under Confidentiality ProvisionsJuly 03, 2024

We have implemented provisions in the USCIS Policy Manual that provide guidance on customer service and safe address procedures for individuals protected under 8 U.S.C. 1367.

Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected StatusJune 28, 2024

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the extension and redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, from Aug. 4, 2024, to Feb. 3, 2026, due to extraordinary and temporary conditions in Haiti.

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2024 and Continues Its Commitment to NaturalizationJune 28, 2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming approximately 11,000 new citizens in more than 195 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 5.

Tools OutageJune 24, 2024U

SCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11:50 p.m. through Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern.

USCIS Extends Employment Authorization Documents under Temporary Protected Status Designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and SudanJune 20, 2024

We are extending the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries under the designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through March 9, 2025.

USCIS Clarifies Guidance About How to Adopt a Child under the Hague Adoption ConventionJune 14, 2024

Effective June 14, 2024, we have updated the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 5, Part D, to clarify how prospective adoptive parents can adopt a child under the Hague Adoption Convention.

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Customer Service and Confidentiality Protections for Certain Naturalized U.S. CitizensJune 12, 2024

USCIS is issuing  guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual that interprets that the confidentiality protections under 8 U.S.C. 1367 end at naturalization, which will allow naturalized U.S. citizens previously protected under 8 U.S.C. 1367 (specifically, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioners and those seeking or with approved T and U nonimmigrant status) the ability to fully access e-filing and other customer service tools.

USCIS Issues Guidance on In-Person Filing for Certain SIJ PetitionersJune 06, 2024

We are updating the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify how certain petitioners for special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) classification (or their representatives) may file Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigrant.

USCIS Shifts Workload for Form I-730 Following-to-Join Refugee PetitionsMay 29, 2024

Effective May 6, 2024, all Forms I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, filed for following to join refugees (FTJ-R) are being processed at the USCIS International Operations Division rather than the Asylum Vetting Center.

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