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Immigration News: USCIS

USCIS looks for support services for extra work

On the 10th December a draft was released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services looking for support for the field offices of their organization, which is a step toward the recompletion of the contract for Field Office Support Services, which supports ten asylum offices and 68 field offices. “USCIS is seeking administrative records support …

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USCIS E-Verify Expansion Update

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify system is a way for employers to check the employment authorization of workers and potential employees. The system was created in response to concerns about undocumented workers in the US. In many cases, employers claimed that it was difficult for them to determine who was authorized to …

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Getting Started with USCIS E-Verify

Undocumented workers and unauthorized workers in the United States are a major problem. These workers may not have all the protections afforded to US workers. As well, these workers often complicate the tax system and may not pay all required taxes. For employers, hiring unauthorized workers can lead to legal problems as well. It is …

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58 New Countries USCIS Announced for H2A and H2B Participation

Each year, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) H-2A and H-2B programs allow employers to bring in temporary workers for jobs that cannot be filled in any other way. The H-2A program, for example, allows employers to bring in non-US workers to work in temporary agricultural jobs. The H-2B program lets employers get non-US …

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Updates on Immigration Case Status Can be Checked Online

Petitioners applying for visas or other immigration-related issues, as well as their representatives, often need access to updates about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) case status. For example, if you apply for a visa, you will want to know as soon as possible whether your application has been rejected, accepted, or whether there will …

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TPS Extension for Salvadorans

A recent announcement from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has allowed eligible nationals of El Salvador to enjoy Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The TPS for these qualified nationals is extended for an added 18 months as a result of the announcement. As a result, the TPS …

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USCIS Propose Changes to Keep US Citizen Families Together

One of the most challenging things for many immigrants when moving to the US is separation from family members. In many cases, immigrants move to the US either alone or with only their immediate family. This can be very lonely and can make it harder to keep a close link to family back home. The …

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USCIS Changes Filing Location for Form I-130

If you are a lawful permanent resident or US citizen, you can sponsor some family members to come and live in the US. Family-sponsored green cards can help you to bring your family to the US to live, which can help you keep your family close and can help you provide new opportunities for family …

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Understanding the USCIS Electronic Immigration System

Many businesses and organizations are making the switch from paper-based office systems to more online and digitized systems, and the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) is no different. Reducing paper use can make organizational efforts more effective, can reduce costs, and can make office processes more environmentally-friendly. The USCIS hopes to realize all these …

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The USCIS H-1B Visa Cap for 2012

On November 23, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the cap for H-1B work visa applications for 2012. There were 56, 000 petitions accepted for fiscal year 2012 and that number was the cap for that year. This means that for H1B visa petitions requiring a 2012 employment start date, …

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How to Locate a USCIS Office

If you apply for immigration petitions, chances are good that you will eventually need to visit a local USCIS office in order to get help completing your application. Your local immigration office provides many important services, including processing petitions, taking care of petition requirements, and helping immigrants with immigration petitions. In fact, there are many …

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