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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will …

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USCIS Plays Critical Role in Investigation Leading to the indictment of a Miami Immigration Consultant for Fraud Scheme

MIAMI – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District Director, Linda M. Swacina announced today that a Miami-Dade woman is charged with stealing immigration application payments from her clients when she prepared fraudulent petitions filed with USCIS.  USCIS partnered on the investigation and announcement with Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Robert C. …

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USCIS Website, E-Verify Now Optimized for Mobile Devices

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a series of enhancements to make its website and online products easier to use on mobile devices. Visitors will find uscis.gov and the Spanish site uscis.gov/es easier to read and use because the content now automatically adjusts to fit the screen of a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The agency’s move …

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USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day

Release Date: February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and all presidents who have led this country by welcoming nearly 20,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 180 naturalization ceremonies across the country between February 12 – 22. “Whatever their backgrounds and political views, our presidents have all …

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New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. These petitioners must submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $4,500 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after December 18, 2015. The additional fees apply to petitioners …

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