Enhancements To Student And Exchange Visitor Program Announced
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced Today That It Has Significantly Enhanced The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp) And, For The First Time, Is Proposing To Raise Fees To Support The Improvements.

U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Rules To Modernize And Increase Protections Under H2b Program
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Proposed Rules To Modernize The Application Process And Enhance Worker Protections Under The H2b Temporary Labor Certification Program. The Changes Respond To The Administration's Aug. 10, 2007, Promise To Review And Update Foreign Worker Program Regulations.

U.S.Canada Commit To Provide Security, Prosperity And Freedom Along The Border
Secretary Of U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, At A Joint Press Conference With Deputy Prime Minister Anne Mclellan, Announced Plans To Launch The Nexus Air Pilot Project At Vancouver International Airport, Establish Fifteenth Integrated Border Enforcement Team (Ibet) And Initiate Various Other Measures To Assert Their Equal Commitment To The Principles Of Security, Prosperity And Freedom.

I130 Visa
Hi Everyone Im Married To A Moroccan For 1 1/2 Yreas Now. We Were Married In April O7. It Has Been A Very Hard And Long Road For Us. We Frist Did The I129f, And We Waitted And The In Spet O6 The Conculate In Casablauca Set Him For His Interview Which Was In Oct06. I Was There Visiting. When They...

Dhs Announces Expanded Border Control Plans
Department Of Homeland Security Announced Plans To Expand Control Of The United States Borders Through Increased Use Of Immigration Laws To Combat Illegal Entry Between The Ports Of Entry While Facilitating Travel For Legitimate Mexican Visitors.

Dhs Announces Oneyear Sevis Milestone
The Dhs Announced The Oneyear Anniversary Of The Requirement For All International Student And Exchange Visitors To Register With The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis).

Dos Update On Green Card Lottery Registrations
The U.S. Department Of State Announced That Over 6.4 Million Entries For The 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery Were Received During The Twomonth Electronic Registration Period, From October 4, 2006, Through December 3, 2006.

Uscis Revises Filing Instructions For Petition For Alien Relative
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Revised The Filing Instructions For The Petition For Alien Relative (Form I130). Effective Immediately, All Petitioners Filing Standalone Form I130s Must File Their Petitions With The Chicago Lockbox Instead Of A Uscis Service Center.

Uscis Modifies Application For Temporary Protected Status (Tds)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Has Revised The Application For Temporary Protected Status (Form I821). The Agency Is Publishing A Notice In Today's Federal Register To Inform The Public That The New Form Becomes Effective On June 27, 2008.

Uscis Naturalizes First Military Spouse Overseas
Zita Chouchan, The Spouse Of A Member Of The U.S. Military Recited The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest Citizen Of The United States Yesterday At The U.S. Consulate In Frankfurt, Germany. This Was The First Overseas Naturalization Ceremony For A Military Spouse.

U.S. And U.K. Border Agencies Exchange Passenger Information To Protect Borders
The U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Uscbp) Entered Into A Joint Agreement With The United Kingdom Border Agency (Ukba) In Washington, D.C., To Strengthen The Countries' Borders By Sharing Information On People Who May Present A Threat - Including Illegal Immigrants, Smugglers And Foreign Criminals - Before They Even Arrive. The Agreement Will Strengthen The Capability Of The U.S. And The U.K. To Verify Travel Documents, Detect False Identities, Determine Admissibility, Carry Out Customs Purposes And Identify Persons Traveling Between The Countries Who May Pose A Security Risk. The Exchange Of Information Between Ntc And The Jboc Will Serve Both Enforcement And Facilitation Interests Of Both Nations. The Agreement Also Will Improve Communication Between The Two Agencies When A Person Is Denied Entry And Returned To The Traveler's Country Of Origin.

Image Program Launched By Ice In Puerto Rico
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice), In Cooperation With Several Local Businesses, This Morning Launched The Ice Mutual Agreement Between Government Employers (Image) For Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands.

Need Advice. Please Reply!
Hi Everybody! My Question Is: I Am A Canadian Citizen. Me And My Husband (Usc) Got Married 2002. Applied For I-130 And Was Approved 2004. My Husband Is In The Us Army And Was Stationed In Germany (2003 To 2008) So We Moved There. We Came Back Here In The Us Jan. 2008 And At The Airport The Officer...

Australian Immigration Minister Wants States To Increase Skilled Migration
Australian Immigration News Australian Immigration Minister Wants States To Increase Skilled Migration The Australian Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, Has Urged The States To Increase Their Use Of State Sponsored Skilled Migration In Order To Meet Their Demands For Skilled Labour. The Australian Federal Government’S Permanent Skilled Migration Program Has Been Increased By An Additional 31,000 Skilled Migrants Under [...]

Philippines Now The Largest Source Country For Canadian Immigrants

China Has Been The Top Source Country Of Immigrants For Years, But Now The Philippines Has Taken Over The Top Spot For Immigrants And Temporary Workers (Combined).&Nbsp; 19,064 Permanent Residents And 15,254 Temporary Workers From The Philippines Arrived In Canada In 2007.&Nbsp; Aside From Americans, More Filipinos Arrived In Canada As Temporary Foreign Workers Than Any Other Nationality.

Update On Overseas I130 Filing
The Public Notice Posted By Uscis For Overseas Petitioners To File Their I130s With The California Service Center And The Vermont Service Center Was Pulled On 26Th January 2007, Shortly After It Was Posted. The Companion I130 Forms Entry Page Was Pulled On 29Th January 2007. The Revised Filing Instructions For Overseas Petitioners Are Not In Effect As Of Now.

Obtaining A Social Security Number
A Social Security Number (Ssn) Issued By Social Security Administration, Is A Number Issued To Citizens, Permanent Residents, Temporary (Working) Residents And Foreign Citizens In The United States. It Is Generally Needed For Employment Purposes.

Oops! I Overstayed My Visa
Overstaying Your Time In The U.S. Is No Longer Overlooked. The Issue Of Overstaying While On A Nonimmigrant Visa Has Been Getting Serious Attention In Recent Years.

U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Rules To Modernize And Increase Protections Under H2b Program
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Proposed Rules To Modernize The Application Process And Enhance Worker Protections Under The H2b Temporary Labor Certification Program. The Changes Respond To The Administration's Aug. 10, 2007, Promise To Review And Update Foreign Worker Program Regulations.

Uscis Redesigned The Naturalization Test
In The Interest Of Creating A More Standardized, Fair, And Meaningful Naturalization Process, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Recently Completed A Multi-Year Redesign Of The Naturalization Test. The Revised Test, With An Emphasis On The Fundamental Concepts Of American Democracy And The Rights And Responsibilities Of Us Citizenship, Will Help Encourage Citizenship Applicants To Learn And Identify With The Basic Values We All Share As Americans.

Eoir Announces New Photo Standard
The Format Requirement For Photographs Filed With The Immigration Court In Conjunction With Forms Eoir40, Eoir42b, I485, And I881will Change Effective Monday, October 4, 2004.

Dhs Announces 18Month Tps Extension For Honduras And Nicaragua
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) And U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Announced An 18Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Honduras And Nicaragua Until July 5, 2006.

Dhs Under Secretary Discusses Us Visit Expansion
Dhs Under Secretary Has Stressed That "One Of Our Highest Priorities At Us Visit Is To Make Sure That The United States Continues To Be A Welcoming Nation And That Travelers Continue To Come To The United States, Whether For Business, Vacation Or Study.

Cbp Launches New Phase Of National Public Education Campaign - Reminded Travelers To Prepare For Upcoming Changes To Cross-Border Document Requirements
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security's Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Announced Today That It Will Launch The Next Phase Of A National Television, Print And Online Advertising Campaign During The National Football League C Season Kickoff Game, To Educate The Public About New Travel Document Requirements That Will Go Into Effect On June 1, 2009 Under The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (Whti).

Canada Work Permits For American And Mexican Professionals Extended To 3 Years

Citizenship, Immigration And Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney Recently Announced The Expansion Of The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) Temporary Work Permit Program, Making It Easier For Canadian Employers To Hire And Retain These Foreign Workers.&Nbsp; Under The Nafta Program, Workers Will Now Be Granted Temporary Work Permits Of Three Years In Duration.&Nbsp; Previously, These Work Permits Had To Be Renewed Every Year.

Uscis Announces Processing Changes For Form I612
Uscis Announced That Beginning November 1, 2006, The Nebraska, Texas And Vermont Service Centers Began Forwarding To The California Service Center Any New Filings Of Form I612, Application Of Waiver Of The Foreign Residence Requirement Of Section 212(E) Of The Immigration And Nationality Act (Ina), As Amended, That Are Based On Claims Of Exceptional Hardship Or Persecution.

Uscis Tips To Avoid Common Efiling Mistakes
The Uscis Issued Information On How To Avoid Common Efiling Mistakes.

Update On Overseas I130 Filing
The Public Notice Posted By Uscis For Overseas Petitioners To File Their I130s With The California Service Center And The Vermont Service Center Was Pulled On 26Th January 2007, Shortly After It Was Posted. The Companion I130 Forms Entry Page Was Pulled On 29Th January 2007. The Revised Filing Instructions For Overseas Petitioners Are Not In Effect As Of Now.

Cbp Opens Complaint Processing Center
The Complaints Processing Center Will Focus On Ways To Expedite The Processing Of Formal Complaints And Assist In Facilitating The Resolution Of Complaints, At The Lowest Possible Level.

Announcement Of Higher Fines For Immigration Violations
On Friday, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Announced Higher Civil Fines Against Employers Who Violate Federal Immigration Laws. The Announcement Was Made In A Joint Briefing Today With Secretary Of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff About Newly Enacted Border Security Reforms Put In Place By The Departments Of Justice And Homeland Security. Under The New Rule, Which Was Approved By Attorney General Mukasey And Secretary Chertoff, Civil Fines Will Increase By As Much As $5,000. The New Rule Will Take Effect On March 27, 2008, And Will Be Published In The Federal Register Early This Week.