Cgfns International Partners With Ahed Global Healthcare To Deliver Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge As A Pilot Project In India
The Cgfns International, With Its 30 Years Of Experience Testing International Nurses, And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc. (Agh) (A Subsidiary Of American Higher Education, Inc.), A Global Continuing Education Provider Today Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Nursing Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Cgfns-Agnk Test Is An Internationally Validated Exam Developed To Determine Nurses' Capacity To Apply Their Knowledge In The Delivery Of Effective Patient Care. The Cgfns-Agnk Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

Uscis Welcomes More Than 39,000 New Citizens During Constitution Week And Citizenship Day
More Than 39,000 Individuals Will Become New Citizens Of The United States This Week During Special Ceremonies Hosted By U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) To Recognize Constitution Week. The Naturalization Ceremonies Held September 17 Through September 23 Commemorate The Signing Of The U.S. Constitution On September 17, 1787. The Naturalization Ceremonies Are Scheduled For Citizenship Day, September 17 For As Few As 20 Citizenship Applicants In St. Albans, Vermont, To As Many As 3,000 Applicants At Fenway Park In Boston.

Uscis To Issue Twoyear Employment Authorization Documents
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That Beginning On June 30, 2008 It Will Issue Employment Authorization Documents (Ead) Valid For Two Years.

H2b Cap Count Updated
The Word "Cap" Used In This Update Refers To Annual Numerical Limitations Set By Congress On Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications, E.G., H1b And H2b. Caps Control The Number Of Workers That Can Be Issued A Visa In A Given Fiscal Year To Enter The United States Pursuant To A Particular Nonimmigrant Classification. Caps Also Control The Number Of Aliens Already In The United States That May Be Authorized To Change Status To A Capsubject Classification.

Uscis Harlingen Office Closes Due To Hurricane Dolly
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Harlingen Office Located At 1717 Zoy Street, Has Closed Due To Hurricane Dolly. Individuals With A Scheduled Appointment For July 22, And 23, Were Seen Today.

30Day Notice Of Information Collection Under Review: Form I824, Application For Action On An Approved Application Or Petition
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) And U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Have Submitted The Following Information Collection Request To The Office Of Management And Budget (Omb) For Review And Clearance In Accordance With The Paperwork Reduction Act Of 1995. The Information Collection Was Previously Published In The Federal Register On March 4 2008, At 73 Fr 11655 Allowing For A 60Day Public Comment Period. Uscis Did Not Receive Any Comments For This Information Collection.

Operator Of English Language Schools Charged For Allegedly Running Visa Fraud Scheme
In A Startling Discovery By U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice), A Beverly Hills Man Who Operates Two Schools That Teach English To Foreign Students Was Arrested On Federal Charges For Allegedly Running A Visa Fraud Scheme That Allowed Foreign Nationals From Around The World To Obtain Student Visas To Enter The United States, Even Though They Had No Intention Of Attending The Schools Or Were Fraudulently Trying To Remain In The United States.

Dhs Announces Expanded Border Control Plans
Department Of Homeland Security Announced Plans To Expand Control Of The United States Borders Through Increased Use Of Immigration Laws To Combat Illegal Entry Between The Ports Of Entry While Facilitating Travel For Legitimate Mexican Visitors.

New Requirements For Ssn For Students
F1 Students Applying For Social Security Number Will Be Required To Provide Evidence That He Or She Has Been Authorized By The School To Work And Has Secured Employment Or A Promise Of Employment.

Filing Instructions For Petition For Alien Relative Revised
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Revised The Filing Instructions For The Petition For Alien Relative (Form I130). Effective Immediately, All Petitioners Filing Standalone Form I130s Must File Their Petitions With The Chicago Lockbox Instead Of A Uscis Service Center. A Uscis Update Was Issued On Nov. 30, 2007, Encouraging Petitioners To File With The Chicago Lockbox While The Form Was Being Revised.

Dhs Announces 18Month Tps Extension For Honduras And Nicaragua
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) And U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Announced An 18Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Honduras And Nicaragua Until July 5, 2006.

Valentine's Day Gift For Indians, U.S. Adjusts Consular Exchange Rate
Effective Monday February 14, 2005, The United States Consular Sections In India Will Adjust The Consular Exchange Rate From Us$1 = Rs. 46 To Us$1 = Rs. 44, Reducing Rupee Denominated Costs Of Applying For Visas, Passports, And Other Consular Services.

Uscis Revises Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Revised Its Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office. The Tijuana Field Office Is Closing On July 3, 2008 And To Prepare, The Agency Stopped Accepting The Following Applications And Transferred Responsibilities As Reflected Below.

Update On Pending Fbi Name Checks And Projected Naturalization Processing Times
The Dhs And The Uscis' Ombudsman Announced A Significant Decline In The Number Of Pending Fbi Name Checks For Individuals Seeking Immigration Benefits In The United States. Fbi Name Checks, One Of Several Security Screening Tools Used By The Uscis, Have Delayed The Adjudication Of Benefits For Many Thousands Of Applicants. The Uscis Ombudsman Had Identified Fbi Name Check Delays As One Of The Major Hurdles To Improved Customer Service At Uscis In His 2008 And 2007 Annual Reports To Congress.

Cbp Announces Border Patrol Academy
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner Announced Today That The Border Patrol Academy Will Be Consolidated In A State Of The Art Training Facility Located In Artesia, New Mexico. Currently, New Border Patrol Agents Are Trained In Two Different Locations In Georgia And South Carolina.

Dhs Expands Authority To Collect Biometric Data For Usvisit
Dhs Has Notified An Interim Rule Expanding Usvisit Program To 50 Most Highly Trafficked Land Border Ports Of Entry And Defining The Population Of Aliens Who Are Required To Provide Biometric Identifiers And Other Information Under Usvisit Program.

Uscis To Issue Twoyear Employment Authorization Documents
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That Beginning On June 30, 2008 It Will Issue Employment Authorization Documents (Ead) Valid For Two Years.

Enhancements To Student And Exchange Visitor Program Announced
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced Today That It Has Significantly Enhanced The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp) And, For The First Time, Is Proposing To Raise Fees To Support The Improvements.

Cbp, Texas Strengthen Partnership To Ensure Border Security
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner W. Ralph Basham And Texas Gov. Rick Perry Met Last Week To Reaffirm Their Commitment To Work Together To Secure Texas's Southern Border And Facilitate The Flow Of Legitimate Trade And Travel.

Cgfns New India Pilot Project
Cgfns International And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc., A Global Continuing Education Provider, Recently Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Pilot Rollout In India Focuses On Enhancing The Employability Of Nurses Within India And In Other Non-Us Countries. The Test Does Not Substitute For The State Nursing Council Examination Required For Licensure In India. The Test Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Grant Exceeding $758,000 To Assist Trade-Affected Workers In Massachusetts
The U.S. Department Of Labor Today Announced A $758,714 Grant To Assist Approximately 170 Workers Affected By Ongoing Layoffs At The Alcatel-Lucent Plant In North Andover, Mass.

20 New Citizens From 13 Countries Take Oath Of Citizenship
Uscis Director Administered The Oath Of Allegiance To 20 New U.S. Citizens, From 13 Countries Around The World, In An Openair Ceremony On Angel Island In San Francisco Bay.

Cgfns International Partners With Ahed Global Healthcare To Deliver Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge As A Pilot Project In India
The Cgfns International, With Its 30 Years Of Experience Testing International Nurses, And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc. (Agh) (A Subsidiary Of American Higher Education, Inc.), A Global Continuing Education Provider Today Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Nursing Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Cgfns-Agnk Test Is An Internationally Validated Exam Developed To Determine Nurses' Capacity To Apply Their Knowledge In The Delivery Of Effective Patient Care. The Cgfns-Agnk Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

Uscis To Host Military Naturalization Ceremony In Seoul
Approximately 31 Activeduty Service Members Will Take The Oath Of Allegiance And Become The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On January 13, 2005, In Seoul, South Korea, At Yongson Military Base.

Advance Parole: A Condition Prerequisite For Travel Abroad
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Service (Uscis) Has Made It Mandatory For Applicants Undergoing Adjustment Of Status To Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Abroad.

Actuaries And Plant Pathologists Included Under Nafta
The Department Of Homeland Security Has Published A Final Rule Amending The Department's Regulations By Adding Actuaries And Plant Pathologists To Appendix 1603.D.1 Of The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) And By Modifying The Licensure Requirements For Canadian Citizens Seeking Admission To The United States As "Trade Nafta" (Tn) Nonimmigrant Aliens. This Final Rule Is Effective November 12, 2004

I864 Affidavit Of Support: New Poverty Guidelines For 2008
Uscis Has Released The 2008 Poverty Guidelines On Form I864p To Be Used In Calculating The Required Income For Affidavits Of Support (I864). These Poverty Guidelines Will Remain In Effect Until Spring 2009, When The New Guidelines Are Released. The 2008 Guidelines Reflect Changes In The Amount Of Income That Is Now Required Under The New Guidelines And Generally With Each Increase In Household Size, The Amount Of Income Has Increased.

H-1B1, A Feasible Alternative To H-1B For Chileans And Singaporeans
On September 3, 2003, President George W. Bush Signed Into Law Free Trade Agreements (Ftas) With Singapore And Chile Which Then Created A New Class Of Non-Immigrant Work Visa For Singaporean And Chilean Citizens: The H-1B1. With The Limitations On The H-1B Visa Category, Particularly The 65,000 Cap On New H-1B Visas Each Fiscal Year, The H-1B1 Has Subsequently Become One Of The Feasible Alternatives To The H-1B Visa. In This Article We Will Explore The H-1B1 Visa, A Visa Category Available To Citizens Of Singapore And Chile.

Enter Us Without A Visa
The Visa Waiver Program Allows Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries To Enter The U.S. For A Period Of Up To 90 Days As A Visitor For Business Or Pleasure Without Obtaining A Visa.

Q & A: Changes To The Tuberculosis And Vaccination Requirements For Adjustment Of Status
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today A Revised List Of Vaccines Required For Applicants Seeking For The Adjustment Of Status To Become Legal Permanent Residents. This Revision Follows Guidance From The Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (Cdc).