Category: State & Local Laws

Combating Marriage Fraud and Abuse in Immigration Benefit Programs

To make it as easy as possible to report suspected immigration benefit fraud and abuse (excluding the H-1B and H-2B programs), we have established an email address dedicated to receiving information.  Email reportfraudtips@uscis.dhs.gov with tips, alleged violations, and other relevant information about…
Immigration Detention Centers Nearly Empty as Trump Claims Border Crisis

US detention centers that hold migrant parents and children have been nearly empty for months, despite Donald Trump’s administration repeatedly warning that the US-Mexico border is at a “breaking point” because of the surge in Central American families fleeing poverty…
Visa Bulletin For May 2019

Number 29Volume XWashington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit…
USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season Start, Updates, and Changes

Simple, smart changes to make the H-1B visa program work better WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the start of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season, start dates for premium processing of cap-subject H-1B petitions,…
USCIS: Paying USCIS Fees

How you pay your USCIS filing fees (including biometrics and other fees) will depend on whether you are inside or outside of the United States. If you live outside the United States or its territories If you live outside the…
Temporary Protections Extended for some Immigrants as Lawsuit Continues

“However, thousands of TPS holders who are not included in this lawsuit are still in limbo without any court protections,” a TPS holder said. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that temporary protections for immigrants originally from El Salvador,…
Renew a Green Card

On this page you will find information on: How to Apply To Renew a Green Card How to Renew a Green Card If You Are Outside the United States When to Renew a Green Card How to Find Out The…
USCIS: Learn About Naturalization

Naturalization is the way that a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen. Are you thinking about applying (PDF, 864 KB) for naturalization? Learn about the general 10 steps to naturalization (PDF, 797 KB). Before you apply, you…
Mexico Protests U.S. Decision to Return Asylum Seekers

TIJUANA, Mexico — The government of Mexico said Friday that it disagreed with the Trump administration’s decision to roll out a policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while they pursue their cases in the United States —…