Foreign Journalists ("I")

The "media (I)" visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily who are representative of the foreign media traveling to the United States, engaging in their profession, having a home office in a foreign country.

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Language In Form I751 Transfer Notices Sent To Petitioners
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today It Will Revise Language In Transfer Notices Received By Petitioners Who Filed A Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence. The Current Notice Includes Language That May Cause Petitioners To Believe Their Cases Have Been Approved.

"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.

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.

Dhs Signs Visa Waiver Program Agreements With Estonia And Latvia
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Secretary Michael Chertoff Signed Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) Memoranda Of Understanding (Mou) With Estonian Minister Of Internal Affairs Juri Pihl In Tallinn, Estonia, And With Latvian Minister Of Foreign Affairs Maris Riekstins In Riga, Latvia. The Agreements Outline Security Enhancements That Put Both Countries On The Path Toward Visafree Travel To The U.S., And Possible Designation As Vwp Members Later This Year.

Immigration To Australia Increasing Amongst Uk Pensioners Wanting Better Weather And Lifestyle.
Australian Immigration News Immigration To Australia Increasing Amongst Uk Pensioners Wanting Better Weather And Lifestyle. Australia Has Been Announced As The Most Popular Retirement Destination For Scottish Pensioners With Almost 95,000 Now Claiming Their Pensions Abroad, Up By A Third In The Past Decade. The Second And Third Most Popular Destinations For Retiring Abroad Being Ireland And [...]

Uscis Reminds Customers To Use Correct Edition Of Form I-765 To Request Employment Authorization
The Uscis Reminds Its Customers To Use The Correct Version Of The Application For Employment Authorization (Form I-765) Dated 05/27/08. The Edition Date Appears In The Lower Right Hand Corner Of The Form As "Form I-765 (Rev. 05/27/08) N". Submission Of An Earlier Version Of Form I-765 May Result In Rejection Of The Application. The Main Purpose Of The Form I-765 Is To Allow Certain Aliens In The United States To Request Employment Authorization And An Employment Authorization Document (Ead).

Special Foia Processing Track For Individuals Appearing Before An Immigration Judge
Effective 30Th March, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Improve Its Processing Of Freedom Of Information Act (Foia) Requests From The General Public By Establishing A Third Processing Track For Individuals Appearing Before An Immigration Court. Currently, A Large Portion Of Foia Requests Are Submitted By Individuals Who Have Received A Notice To Appear For A Hearing Before An Immigration Judge Or By Such Individuals' Attorneys Or Representatives. Uscis Will Be Able To Provide The Public With More Expeditious Service By Creating An Additional Processing Track And Thereby Improve Customer Satisfaction.

Biometric Identification Technology Operational Nationwide
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) In A Joint Effort With The Department Of Justice (Doj) Announced Today That Integrated Tenprint Biometric Identification Technology Is Operating In Every U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Border Patrol Station Throughout The Country.

Uscis Announces Fy 2005 H1b Petition Filing Status
Uscis Has Announced That It Has Received 45,900 H1b Petitions That Will Count Against The Congressionallymandated Cap For Fiscal Year 2005 (October 1, 2004 Through September 30, 2005). The Limit In Fiscal Year 2005 Is 65,000.

Divorce Before Aos Interview
Hello Everyone, I Came To The Us With A Tourist Visa And Overstayed In The Us *I'm Not Sure If This Is Called Being Out Of Status*. Here I Met My Wife And We Got Married. It Is Almost A Year Since We Got Married And Things Aren't Going Great Anymore And We Both Want To Divorce, I Haven't Received...

U.S. Labor Department's `Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision' Summit Sets Stage For Disability Employment
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Kicked Off Its "Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision" Summit, Which Focuses On Including People With Disabilities In The American Workforce And Reduced Barriers To Employment. The Invitationonly Summit Continues Through Tomorrow At Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center In Washington, D.C.

Dhs Proposes To Establish Biometric Exit Procedures At All U.S Air And Sea Ports Of Departure
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today A Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking That Will Establish Biometric Exit Procedures At All U.S Air And Sea Ports Of Departure. The Majority Of Nonu.S. Citizens Are Already Required To Submit Digital Fingerprints And A Digital Photograph For Admission Into The Country. The Usvisit Exit Proposal Would Require Nonu.S. Citizens Who Provide Biometric Identifiers For Admission To Also Provide Digital Fingerprints When Departing The Country From Any Air Or Sea Ports Of Departure.

Uscis Reminds Employers Of Automatic Extension Of Certain Tps-Based Eads
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Has Reminded Employers Of The Automatic Extension Of The Validity Of Honduran And Nicaraguan Tpsbased Eads For Six Months, From January 5, 2005 Until July 5, 2005.

Q & A: Uscis Announces 18-Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status For Nationals Of Sudan
The Uscis Released The Q & A Regarding The Extension Of The Temporary Protected Status For The Nationals Of Sudan People Having No Nationality Who Last Habitually Resided In Sudan. The Extension Will Last 18 Months, Through May 2, 2010. This Extension Does Not Apply To Citizens Of Sudan Who Entered The United States After Oct. 7, 2004. Certain Nationals Of Sudan Who Have Not Previously Applied For Tps May Be Able To Apply Under The Late Initial Registration Process.

American Citizen Sponsoring Argentinian Mom
I Am An American Citizen Living In France For The Last Year. I Will Like To Sponsor My Mom That Lives In Argentina. What I Have To Do In Order To Make It Work And How Long Will Take To Get Approved. Norma

Nova Scotia Launches Immigrant Small Business Financing

Recent Immigrants To The Province Of Nova Scotia Who Wish To Establish Their Own Businesses Will Soon Have Access To Funding Support From The Provincial Credit Unions.&Nbsp; The Immigrant Small Business Financing Program Can Offer Immigrants Who Have Lived In Nova Scotia For Less Than Five Years Up To $150,000 To Help Start, Expand, Or Buy A Small Business.

Uscis Clarifies Fee Exemption Eligibility For The Application For Waiver Of Grounds Of Inadmissibility (Form I601)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Remind Its Customers That The Fee For An Application For Waiver Of Grounds Of Inadmissibility (Form I601) Is Always Required. Uscis Has Received Numerous Applications Filed Without The Appropriate Fee Due To An Incorrect Interpretation Of The Regulations.

Eoir Notifies Final Rule On 212(C) Relief
The Executive Office For Immigration Review Published A Final Rule Regarding Section 212(C) Relief For Aliens With Certain Criminal Convictions Before April 1,1997.

Dhs Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints From International Visitors At At Orlando International Airport
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today That It Has Begun Collecting Additional Fingerprints From International Visitors Arriving At Orlando International Airport (Orlando). The Change Is Part Of The Department's Upgrade From Two To 10Fingerprint Collection To Enhance Security And Facilitate Legitimate Travel By More Accurately And Efficiently Establishing And Verifying Visitors' Identities.

Opt Extension For Highly Skilled Foreign Students
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Today Released An Interim Final Rule Extending The Period Of Optional Practical Training (Opt) From 12 To 29 Months For Qualified F1 Nonimmigrant Students. The Extension Will Be Available To F1 Students With A Degree In Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics Who Are Employed By Businesses Enrolled In The Everify Program.