Dhs Updates Entry And Exit Ports For Usvisit
Dhs Has Issued A Notice Identifying Six New Ports Of Entry For Inclusion In The Usvisit Program At Air And Sea Ports. This Notice Also Deletes Two Ports Of Entry That Were Inadvertently Included In The January 5, 2004 Notice Identifying Air And Sea Ports Of Entry Under Usvisit. The Notice Also Deletes Two Ports That Were Included Inadvertently In The Exit Pilot Programs Announced On August 3, 2004 At 69 Fr 46556, Replacing Those Ports With Two Airports To Maintain The Full Number Of Fifteen Exit Pilot Programs.

&Cedil;Know Before You Go&Cedil; - Cbp Reminds Travelers Of Top10 Most Seized Items
The Cbp Baltimore Released The Top10 List Of Inadmissible Items To Provide Travelers A Sense Of The Prohibited Items That Cbp Officers Seize Most Often. The Director Of Cbp's Baltimore Field Operations Office, Mr. Michael Lovejoy Said, `Travelers Should Take Extraordinary Care To Learn As Much As They Can To Prepare For Their Foreign Destination, We'd Like Them To Exercise The Same Level Of Care To Prepare For Their Return Trip Home.'

Fourth World Migration Report Released By The International Organization For Migration
The Geneva Based International Organization For Migration (Iom) Has Released Its 4Th World Migration Report....

Uscis Moves Lockbox To New Site In Chicago
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Moved The Agency Lockbox To A New Location In Chicago On May 28. While The Post Office Box Address Is The Same, The Move Changes The Address For Deliveries By Private Couriers (Nonusps).

New Agreement For Full Labour Mobility Across Canada

By April 2009, Canada Will Have A Truly National Labour Market, Whereby Workers In Regulated Occupations, Such As Architects, Accountants, Plumbers, And Doctors, Will Be Able Freely Move Across Provincial And Territorial Borders.&Nbsp; At Present, Many Individuals In Regulated Occupations Need To Be Re-Certified By The Province Or Territory To Which They Are Relocating Before They Can Start Working.

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).

Uscis To Revise Filing Instructions For Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Soon Be Revising The Filing Instructions For The Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence (Form I751) To Require Filing At The California Or Vermont Service Centers, Where All Forms I751 Are Currently Adjudicated. The Adjudication Functions For These Petitions Have Already Been Assigned To These Locations In Anticipation Of This Change. Therefore, All Petitioners Filing A Form I751 Are Requested To File The Petition With The California Or Vermont Service Centers, Depending On The State In Which They Reside.

Uscis Memo On Eligibility For Naturalization For Battered Spouses And Children
U.S. Citizen And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released A Memo Clarifying That Individuals Who Obtained Lawful Permanent Residence By Reason Of An Approved Waiver Of The Joint Filing Requirement Under Section 216(C)(4)(C) Of The Ina Are Also Eligible To Apply For Naturalization Under Section 319(A).

"Know Before You Visit" - Cbp's Tips For Visitors To The U.S.
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Today Launched A Traveler Awareness Campaign To Inform The Millions Of Visitors Who Will Travel To The United States This Holiday Season. For A Speedy And Trouble Free Entry, Cbp Has Provided Tips On Proper Documentation And U.S. Entry Requirements And Procedures.

Dhs Adopts Facial Recognition Standard
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Announced The Adoption Of Its First Biometric Facial Recognition Standard. The Standard Is Designed To Be Consistent With International Standards For Biometrics Used In Such Applications As Travel Documents.

Uscis Offers Helpful Hints For Filing A Fy 2009 H1b Cap Case
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis), Anticipates That April 1, 2008 Will See A Repeat Of The Mass Filings From Last Year. With This Expectation Uscis Has Published This List Of Measures The Petitioner Can Take To Ensure That Their Petition Is Correctly Filed.

Get Ready! Dhs Gears Up To Prepare You For Emergency
Throughout The Month Of September, Hundreds Of Activities Are Planned Across The Country To Highlight The Importance Of Individual Emergency Preparedness. "National Preparedness Month Will Give Everyone An Opportunity To Work Toward A Better Prepared America," Said Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

Infopass Expansion Continues, Boston Included
The Uscis Has Formally Launched The Internetbased Appointment System Infopass To Residents Of The Massachusetts Area. 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. Infopass First Debuted In Miami Last Year And Has Eliminated The Lines In That Office Completely.

Backlog Will Be Eliminated By 2006, Says Dhs Secretary Ridge
That Hard Work Is Paying Important Dividends And Director Aguirre's Backlog Reduction Plan Is Not Only Working, But Is Ahead Of Schedule. We Fully Expect To Meet Our Goal Of Having The Backlog Down To Zero By 2006.

Can I-485 Be Filed While I-130 Is Pending?
I Came To The Us On A B-2 Visa. Got Married Here And My Wife Filed For I-130. So Far Haven't Even Received The Notice Of Action. I Wanted To Ask If We Could File The I-485 While The I-130 Is Pending? I Know We Should Have Filed Concurrently But Didnt Realize It At The Time. Appreciate The Help!

Uscis Announces Relocation Of Arlington Office
The Washington District's Arlington Office Will Move To A New Location On Friday November 26, 2004. In Preparation For That Move, The Office Currently Located At 4420 North Fairfax Drive Will Close To The Public On Tuesday, November 23 And Will Remain Closed Through Monday, November 29.

U.S. Consulate, Chennai Reschedules Feb 2 Appointments
The Chennai Consulate In India Has Moved All Appointments On 2 February, 2007 To 6 February, 2007 Or 13 February, 2007. To Simplify The Rescheduling, All L1 And L2 Visa Applicants Have Been Rescheduled For 6 February, 2007 And All Other Applicants Have Been Rescheduled To 13 February, 2007.

Eoir Requires 9Digit Alien Registration Numbers
The Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Announced Today That, Effective July 21, 2008, Documents Filed With Eoir's Immigration Courts And The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia) Should Indicate 9Digit Alien Registration Numbers (A Numbers). For Cases With A 9Digit A Number, All Digits Must Be Provided. For Cases With An 8Digit A Number, A Zero (0) Must Be Inserted Before The 8 Digits. For Example, A######## Should Be Provided As A0########. No Document Filings Will Be Rejected In The Foreseeable Future For Mistakenly Failing To Do So.

Over 50,000 Refugees Admitted In Fy 2004
Through The U.S. Resettlement Program, The United States Admitted 52,875 Refugees Representing More Than 40 Nationalities During Fiscal Year 2004 Representing More Than An 85% Increase Over The Number Of Refugees Admitted In Fiscal Year 2003.

A Customer's Guide To Infopass
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Recently Published A Customer's Guide Containing Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Infopass. Infopass Is A Free, Easy And Convenient Internetbased System That Allows The Public To Make An Appointment To Speak With An Immigration Information Officer.

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.

Ins Officer Wrote In My Passport My A#...... I:485 Pending F16 245?
Any Ide What This Means?

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/.

Uscis Extends Validity Period Of Employment Authorization Documents (Ead) For Refugees
In An Effort To Provide Better Customer Service To Refugees, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Recently Announced That It Would Extend The Validity Of Initial Employment Authorization Documents (Ead) For Refugees To Two Years After Arrival In The United States. Previous Policy Required Renewal Of The Employment Authorization Document (Ead) After One Year.

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.

Uscis Releases Updated Employer Information Bulletin
The Office Of Business Liaison Under The Uscis Has Released An Updated Employer Information Bulletin On The Services Of Its Office. The Primary Function Of Office Of Business Liaison Is To Educate The United States Business/Employer Community On Employmentrelated Immigration Matters.

Uscis Memo On Good Moral Character In Vawabased Selfpetitions
In An Interoffice Memorandum The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Informed The Adjudicators At The Vermont Service Center (Vsc) Of The Change In The Law Concerning Determinations Of Good Moral Character Made In Connection With Vawabased Selfpetitions (Forms I360).

Dhs Signs Visa Waiver Program Interim Declaration With Bulgaria
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Secretary Michael Chertoff Signed Today A Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) Interim Declaration With Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin. The Security Enhancements Outlined In The Declaration Continues Bulgaria's Progress On The Path Toward Visafree Travel To The U.S., And Possible Designation As A Vwp Member.

I130 Visa
Hi Everyone Im Married To A Moroccan For 1 1/2 Yreas Now. We Were Married In April O7. It Has Been A Very Hard And Long Road For Us. We Frist Did The I129f, And We Waitted And The In Spet O6 The Conculate In Casablauca Set Him For His Interview Which Was In Oct06. I Was There Visiting. When They...

Uscis Revises Filing Instructions For Petitions To Remove Conditions On Residence
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) On August 25, 2008 Announced That It Has Revised The Filing Instructions For The Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence (Form I-751). Effective Immediately, All Petitioners Filing A Form I-751 Must File With The California Or Vermont Service Center, Depending On The State In Which They Reside.