Student Exchange Visitor Program Faq's
Here Are Some Of The Ice Faq's On The Proposed Fee Increase To The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp).

Dol Announces More Than $22 Million In Aid To Louisiana For Recovery From Hurricane Gustav
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Announced A $22,200,000 Grant To The State Of Louisiana To Fund Approximately 4,000 Temporary Jobs For Cleanup And Recovery Efforts Following Hurricane Gustav. This $22 Million Emergency Grant Is Designed To Fund 4,000 Jobs For Workers To Help Louisiana Communities Recover From Hurricane Gustav Damage. The Grant, Awarded To The Louisiana Workforce Commission, Will Provide Funding For Temporary Employment On Projects For The Cleanup, Demolition, Repair, Renovation And Reconstruction Of Destroyed Structures And Public Lands Within The Affected Communities.

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.

Uscis Announces Relocation Of Arlington Office
The Washington District's Arlington Office Will Move To A New Location On Friday November 26, 2004. In Preparation For That Move, The Office Currently Located At 4420 North Fairfax Drive Will Close To The Public On Tuesday, November 23 And Will Remain Closed Through Monday, November 29.

Uscis Establishes Genealogy Program
Customers Can Now Turn To U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) For Help In Researching Their Family's Immigration History Through The Agency's New Genealogy Program.

Infopass Launched In Upstate New York And New Jersey
Uscis Formally Opened Internetbased Appointment System To The Residents Of Upstate New York And New Jersey. This Launch Is Part Of A National Effort To Implement Infopass In All 33 Uscis Districts By Early September 2004. With Infopass, The Public Can Go Online To Schedule A Date And Time To Meet With An Immigration Information Officer, Avoiding The Need To Wait In Line.

Ice Launches First Northern Border Air Marine Branch
The Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Launched A New Initiative To Maximize Security Along The U.S.Canada Border. The Bellingham Air And Marine Branch (Amb) Is The First Of Five Planned Facilities To Augment Dhs Northern Border Security Capabilities With Air And Marine Law Enforcement, Surveillance And Airspace Security Authorities.

Qunatico Hosts Allmilitary Naturalization Ceremony
Thirtynine Activeduty Service Members Representing All Five Branches Of The U.S. Military Became Citizens During A Special Military Naturalization Ceremony Held On Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Dui During "Change Of Status" Period???
Hi. I Applied For The Change Of Status On September 26 And Received A Receipt A Few Days Later That Says The Uscis Received My Documents. The Bad News Is That On November 1, I Got Dui When I Was Returning From A Halloween Party. My Breath Score Was 0.09. They Put Me In Jail And Said...

Uscis Settles Kaplan Class Action
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Entered Into A Settlement Agreement In A National Class Action, Kaplan, Et Al. V. Chertoff, Et Al., Cv 065304, Which Was Filed In The U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania

Uscis Clarifies Everify Requirement For Stem Opt Extension For F1 Students
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That F1 Students Who Are Applying For A 17Month Extension Of Optional Practical Training (Opt) On The Basis Of A Degree In A Science, Technology, Engineering Or Mathematics (Stem) Field Must Have A Job Or Job Offer From An Employer That Is Enrolled And In Good Standing In The Everify Employment Eligibility Verification Program At The Site Where The Student Will Be Employed. If The Stem Graduate Is Employed By More Than One Employer, All Of The Graduate's Employers Must Comply With The Everify Requirement.

Dhs Announces 12Month Extension Of Tps For Nationals Of Burundi
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Announced A 12Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Burundi Until November 2, 2005. Under This Extension, Those Who Have Already Been Granted Tps Are Eligible To Live And Work In The United States For An Additional Year And Continue To Maintain Their Status.

"Adit" Stamps To Be Continued
Until Further Notice, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Continue The Practice Of Issuing "Adit" Stamps. An "Adit" Stamp Is Added To A Passport Or An Arrivaldeparture Record (I94) As Proof Of Temporary Residency.

Highlights Of Interim Final Rule On Opt Extension
Interim Final Rule On Opt Extension

Dos Launches New Website In Spanish Language
The U.S. Department Of State Launched Spanish.State.Gov, A New Website For Spanishspeaking Members Of The U.S. And International Public. The Site Features A Selection Of Information From The Department's Englishlanguage Site At Www.State.Gov

Infopass Comes To Atlanta
Continuing Its National Effort To Implement Infopass In All 22 District Offices Around The Country, Including All 34 Suboffices By Early September 2004, Uscis Has Formally Launched The Internetbased Appointment System Infopass To Residents Of The Houston Area. Infopass Is Offered In 12 Languages Including: Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, And Vietnamese. Uscis Plans To Add Additional Languages In The Future.

Get Ready! Dhs Gears Up To Prepare You For Emergency
Throughout The Month Of September, Hundreds Of Activities Are Planned Across The Country To Highlight The Importance Of Individual Emergency Preparedness. "National Preparedness Month Will Give Everyone An Opportunity To Work Toward A Better Prepared America," Said Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

President Nominates Michael Chertoff As Dhs Secretary
The President Has Announced The Nomination Of Judge Michael Chertoff To Be The Secretary Of Homeland Security. Michael Chertoff Has Been A Judge On The United States Court Of Appeals For The Third Circuit. His Nomination Must Be Approved By The Senate.

New Requirements For Ssn For Students
F1 Students Applying For Social Security Number Will Be Required To Provide Evidence That He Or She Has Been Authorized By The School To Work And Has Secured Employment Or A Promise Of Employment.

Backlog Will Be Eliminated By 2006, Says Dhs Secretary Ridge
That Hard Work Is Paying Important Dividends And Director Aguirre's Backlog Reduction Plan Is Not Only Working, But Is Ahead Of Schedule. We Fully Expect To Meet Our Goal Of Having The Backlog Down To Zero By 2006.

Sevis Fee Payment Begins Today
Beginning Today, Students, Scholars And Exchange Visitors From Abroad Whose Schools Or Programs Are Approved In Sevis Will Be Required To Pay The Appropriate Fee - In Most Cases, $100 Prior To Obtaining Their Visas.

Uscis Changes Vaccination Requirements For Adjustment Of Status Applicants
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today A Revised List Of Vaccines Required For Applicants Seeking For The Adjustment Of Status To Become Legal Permanent Residents. This Revision Follows Guidance From The Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (Cdc).

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.

Cbp, Texas Strengthen Partnership To Ensure Border Security
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner W. Ralph Basham And Texas Gov. Rick Perry Met Last Week To Reaffirm Their Commitment To Work Together To Secure Texas's Southern Border And Facilitate The Flow Of Legitimate Trade And Travel.

Uscis To Host Military Naturalization Ceremony In Seoul
Approximately 31 Activeduty Service Members Will Take The Oath Of Allegiance And Become The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On January 13, 2005, In Seoul, South Korea, At Yongson Military Base.

Uscis Carries Out Random Selection Process For H1b Petitions
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Conducted The Computergenerated Random Selection Processes On H1b Petitions, To Select Which H1b Petitions For Fiscal Year 2009 (Fy 2009) Would Continue To Full Adjudication. If Approved These H1b Petitions Will Be Eligible To Receive An H1b Visa Number.

Eoir Press Release On Final Rule Implementing St. Cyr Decision
The Attorney General Published A Final Rule In The Federal Register Establishing Procedures For Eligible Lawful Permanent Residents (Lprs) With Certain Criminal Convictions Obtained By Plea Agreements Prior To April 1, 1997, To Apply For Relief From Deportation Or Removal Under Former Section 212(C) Of The Immigration And Nationality Act (Ina). This Rule Becomes Effective On October 28, 2004.

Uscis Revises Form I693, Report Of Medical Examination And Vaccination Record
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That It Has Revised Form I693, Report Of Medical Examination And Vaccination Record. The Revision Was Necessitated By Changes To The Tuberculosis (Tb) Component Of The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention's Technical Instructions For Civil Surgeons. This Revised Form (Edition Date 04/02/08) Must Be Used For Any Medical Examination Completed On Or After May 1, 2008. Previous Editions Of The Form I693 May Not Be Used On Or After That Date.

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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...

Fact Sheet: Iraqi Refugee Processing
The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Usrap) Is An Inter-Agency Effort Involving A Number Of Governmental And Non-Governmental Partners, Both Overseas And Domestically, Whose Mission Is To Resettle Refugees In The United States. The U.S. Department Of State's (Dos) Bureau Of Population, Refugees And Migration (Prm) Has Overall Management Responsibility For The Usrap And Has The Lead In Proposing Admissions Numbers And Processing Priorities. Within The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs), U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Responsibility For Interviewing Refugee Applicants And Adjudicating Applications For Refugee Status. Through Its Cooperative Agreements With Overseas Processing Entities (Ope), Prm Handles The Intake Of Refugee Referrals From The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (Unhcr) And U.S. Embassies, Certain Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos), The Prescreening Of Cases And The Out-Processing Of Individuals For Travel To The United States.