Asylum and Refugee Status in the United States

If you fear that by returning to your home country or last country of residence you will be subject to persecution or severe penalties due to race, membership in a social group, religion, nationality, ethnicity, or political opinions, you may be eligible to apply for asylum or refugee status in the United States. Refugee or …

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Obama Immigration Speech

On July 1, 2010, President Barack Obama spoke about immigration during a speech at American University. President Obama addressed the controversy which has erupted after controversial immigration law reforms in Arizona. After reiterating the importance of immigration to America’s development and history, President Obama reinforced the idea that being American is not about being born …

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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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Citizenship Ceremonies at National Parks

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently renewed its official partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service (NPS) to enhance the meaning and stature of citizenship ceremonies. USCIS and NPS first signed the agreement in September 2006 to connect America’s newest citizens to national parks throughout the country. These historic and …

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New Citizens Celebrating Public Service

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas administered the Oath of Allegiance to 25 candidates who became America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony on the National Mall in celebration of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). New Americans have the chance to play an integral role in shaping the future …

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A New Design for Green Cards

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card – commonly known as the “Green Card” – to incorporate several major new security features. The Green Card redesign is the latest advance in USCIS’s ongoing efforts to deter immigration fraud. State-of-the-art technology incorporated into the new card prevents …

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Obama’s Cabinet claims $243 million in federal savings

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A challenge that President Obama made to his Cabinet in April resulted in cost-cutting measures that more than doubled the original $100 million target, his administration said Monday. At his first Cabinet meeting, Obama asked Cabinet members to find $100 million in savings in 90 days. The deadline passed last week with …

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