Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

USCIS Wins Igniting Innovation Award

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won the overall Igniting Innovation Award Monday at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C. A panel of government and industry judges selected USCIS as the overall winner for their work with myUSCIS, a service, available in both English and Spanish, that …

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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Six Months

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended the designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional six months.  Although there have been significant improvements in the conditions in all three countries since their designations for TPS in November 2014, the lingering effects of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak and continued recovery challenges …

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Statut de protection temporaire prolongé pour la Guinée, le Liberia, la Sierra Leone pendant six mois

WASHINGTON — Le Secrétaire à la Sécurité Intérieure, Jeh Johnson, a prolongé le Statut de Protection Temporaire (SPT) de la Guinée, du Liberia et de la Sierra Leone pour un délai supplémentaire de six mois.  Bien que des améliorations significatives aient été observées au niveau des conditions des trois pays depuis leurs désignations au SPT en novembre 2014, les séquelles …

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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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