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.

Cbp Recommends Travelers To Prepare For Busy Weekend
The U.S. Customs And Border Protection In Buffalo, N.Y. Is Reminding Travelers Planning Trips Across The Border Into The United States To Make Sure They Have The Proper Documents And To Anticipate Heavy Traffic. During March, The Easter Holiday Observance And Spring Break Occur During The Same Timeframe And Could Result In Heavy Traffic Entering The United States. Cbp Officials Want To Remind The Traveling Public That There Are A Number Of Steps That Can Be Taken To Facilitate Their Arrival Into The United States.

Immigration Court Practice Manual Is Effective July 1
The Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Reminds Parties Appearing In Immigration Court That Beginning On July 1, 2008, The Immigration Court Practice Manual Will Be Effective Nationwide, And The Local Operating Procedures For Immigration Courts Will No Longer Be Used. The Practice Manual Is Available On Eoir's Website At Http://Www.Usdoj.Gov/Eoir/.

Tsc Pilots New Adjustment Processing System
In An Effort To Streamline The Adjudications Procedures, Texas Service Center (Tsc) Started The "Plus Pilot" Program For Adjudicating Concurrentlyfiled Adjustment Of Status Application Packets. Until Recently, Each Form In A Typical Aos Packet Was Separated And Sent To A Different Officer For A Preliminary Name Check And Adjudication. This Often Caused Confusion And Led To Lost Documentation And Delays In Processing.

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.

Dol Announces Mailing Addresses For Perm Applications
The Employment And Training Administration (Eta) Of The Department Of Labor (Dol) Has Issued A Notice To Announce The Mailing Addresses For Employers That Choose To File Applications By Mail Under The New Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Program (Perm).

National Preparedness Month; Get Your Emergency Supply Kit, Learn Cpr
The United States Agency For International Development (Usaid) Released A Report On Its Business Transformation Achievements On August 9, 2004 In Parallel To A Government Wide Release Of Similar Reports By Each Cabinet Department

20 New Citizens From 13 Countries Take Oath Of Citizenship
Uscis Director Administered The Oath Of Allegiance To 20 New U.S. Citizens, From 13 Countries Around The World, In An Openair Ceremony On Angel Island In San Francisco Bay.

Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007
Australian Immigration News Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007 The Goals Of The Event Are To Promote The Eternal Ideas Of The Olympic Spirit And To Strengthen The Ties Amongst The Greek Community. The Games Will Include Events In Track And Field, Swimming, Weightlifting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Gymnastics, And [...]

New Version Of Form I102 Released
The Uscis Has Released The New Version Of Form I102, Application For Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrivaldeparture Document. This Form Is Used By A Nonimmigrant To Apply For A New Or Replacement Form I94 Or I95 Nonimmigrant Arrivaldeparture Document.

Usaid Announces Business Transformation Results Report
The United States Agency For International Development (Usaid) Released A Report On Its Business Transformation Achievements On August 9, 2004 In Parallel To A Government Wide Release Of Similar Reports By Each Cabinet Department

Dhs Travel Tips For Arriving Students & Exchange Visitors
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Issued Important Reminders To Assist The Estimated 200,000 Foreign Students And Exchange Visitors Expected To Arrive In The United States For The Spring Semester.

Infopass Comes To Colorado
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Formally Opened The Internetbased Appointment System To Residents Of The Colorado Area. Traditionally, Customers Would Begin Lining Up Outside Uscis District Offices At Dawn To Speak To An Immigration Information Officer. Uscis Director Eduardo Aguirre Predicts That Infopass Will Ultimately Mean The End Of Having Waiting In Line Altogether.

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

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.

Uscis Biometric Changes For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Have Issued Revised Instructions For Uscis Form I131, Application For Travel Document. The Instructions Include Changes Effective March 5, 2008 That Require Applicants For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents To Provide Biometrics (E.G., Fingerprints And Photographs) At A Uscis Application Support Center (Asc) For Background And Security Checks And To Meet Requirements For Secure Travel And Entry Documents Containing Biometric Identifiers.

Dhs Rectifies Omission Of Jacksonville From Usvisit
Dhs Has Amended The List Of Ports That Was Published On August 20, 2004 To Include The Jacksonville Sea Port. On August 20, 2004, The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Published A Notice In The Federal Register Adding Certain Ports To, And Deleting Certain Ports From, Inclusion In The Usvisit Program. In This Notice, The Jacksonville Sea Port In Jacksonville, Florida Was Inadvertently Deleted.

Uscis Revises Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Revised Its Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office. The Tijuana Field Office Is Closing On July 3, 2008 And To Prepare, The Agency Stopped Accepting The Following Applications And Transferred Responsibilities As Reflected Below.

Uscis Lists Accomplishments, Requests $1.85 Billion In Fy 2006 Budget
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services, In A Press Release, Listed Out Its Accomplishments In Fy 2005 And Requested $1.854 Billion In The Fy 2006 Budget, An Increase Of $79 Million Over The Last Financial Year. The Amount Includes $100 Million For It Backlog Initiative.

Eoir Responds To Sacramento Bee Article
The Executive Office For Immigration Review, U.S. Department Of Justice Has Criticized The Article Published By Sacramento Bee, A Daily Newspaper Based At Sacramento, Ca. In A Letter Written To The Editor Of The Daily, Eoir Observes That The Article Has Created Erroneous Conclusion.

Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007
Australian Immigration News Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007 The Goals Of The Event Are To Promote The Eternal Ideas Of The Olympic Spirit And To Strengthen The Ties Amongst The Greek Community. The Games Will Include Events In Track And Field, Swimming, Weightlifting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Gymnastics, And [...]

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.

Green Cards Get A New Look
The Uscis Has Made Minor Changes To The Look Of The Permanent Resident Card (Form I551) Commonly Known As The "Green Card". The New Permanent Resident Card Now Features The Dhs Seal On The Front And Prominently Mentions The "Department Of Homeland Security" On The Back.

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.

First Us Military Naturalization Ceremony Overseas
28 Activeduty Service Members Took The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On The Vogelweh Airbase In Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Supplemental Proposed Rule With Employer Guidance Regarding Nomatch Letters
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Released Today A Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking For The Nomatch Rule Previously Issued On August 15, 2007. This Rulemaking Addresses Three Issues Cited In A Decision Of The U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of California Enjoining The August 2007 Nomatch Rule. This Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking Provides A More Detailed Analysis Of How Dhs Developed The Nomatch Policy And Will Help Responsible Employers Ensure That They Are Not Employing Unauthorized Workers.

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.

Reminder To Nationals Of Burundi To Reregister For Tps
With Just One Month To Go, The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Reminded Nationals Of Burundi Eligible For Temporary Protected Status (Tps) To File A Reregistration Application For Tps By The Closing Date Of December 28Th, 2007. Failure To File A Tps Reregistration Application By December 28Th Will Result In The Withdrawal Of Tps Benefits, Including Employment Authorization And Protection From Removal From The United States.

Revised Filing Instructions For Petition For Alien Relative
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Is Revising The Filing Instructions For The Petition For Alien Relative (Form I130). Effective Dec. 3, 2007, All Applicants Filing Standalone Form I130s Are Encouraged To File Their Petitions With The Chicago Lockbox Instead Of A Uscis Service Center.

Peterborough Launches Immigrant Integration Council

The Peterborough, Ontario Region Is Among The Many Areas In Canada That Are Working To Make Themselves More Attractive Immigration Destinations.