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INS, BCIS, USCIS, ICE and Homeland Security: Who is who?

There are many agencies involved in the processing and monitoring of new arrivals and immigrants to the US. These agencies are generally tasked with helping to facilitate immigration while also creating a safer environment for immigrants and US residents alike. However, each agency involved in US immigration also has its own specific mission. If you …

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New: USCIS Citizenship Resource Center

The online USCIS Citizenship Resource Center is designed to be a one-stop naturalization resource for citizenship applicants, teachers, and organizations. The site provides easy-to-understand resources for every step of the naturalization process. US citizenship applicants usually have lots of questions about the naturalization process. The organizations and teachers that help applicants through the citizenship process …

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USCIS: Help to Citizenship Applicants

As part of an annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day conference, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) this year announced several new opportunities and resources for US Citizenship applications, including $7.8 million in grants offered to community groups as well as a new online Citizenship Resource Center. The grants will go to 75 organizations who …

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USCIS Overhauls Fees After Budget Concerns

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed rule (which would change fees for immigration applications and petitions) in the Federal Register on June 11, 2010. Recently, the USCIS announced a final rule on the matter, allowing the public to comment on the proposed changes. The changes will see average fees increased by 10% …

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Latest Changes At the USCIS

The USCIS has changed the locations where some forms need to be filed. In an effort to provide faster service and streamline operations, the USCIS has announced some changes in the way that specific forms are handled: 1) Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur) after August 3, 2010, will need to be filed at …

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USCIS: New Form to Replace Green Card

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced that a new version of the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90), is available on the USCIS website. The new version of the form is dated 8/10/09 and contains more user-friendly features. Applicants may file Form I-90 electronically (through e-filing), or through the …

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USCIS Seeks Public Comment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is seeking public comment on a proposed federal rule that would adjust fees for immigration benefit applications and petitions. The proposal, posted to the Federal Register for public viewing, would increase overall fees by a weighted average of about 10 percent but would not increase the fee …

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USCIS Redesigns E-Verify Employer Web

WASHINGTON— After a year-long overhaul, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a completely redesigned web interface for employers using the Agency’s E-Verify Program. “This is one more example of the ongoing enhancements we are making to E-Verify,” said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “The redesigned web interface for E-Verify …

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