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USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud. ...

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship to Enhance Security and Combat Fraud - Fact Sheet

State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document...

Preparing for the Oath

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today launched Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship , a Web-based learning tool designed to help immigrants prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization...

USCIS, Los Angeles Extend Immigrant Integration, Citizenship Partnership

"USCIS and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles are committed to strengthening immigrant integration efforts in Los Angeles through proactive citizenship awareness, education, and outreach activities. The partnership between USCIS and the City of Los Angeles was first established in...

USCIS Policy Alert: Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance

"This guidance, contained in Volume 12 of the Policy Manual , replaces the naturalization and citizenship policy guidance found in Chapters 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), the AFM’s related appendices, and policy memoranda. Where conflicts exist, this...

New: USCIS Policy Manual Vol. 12 - Citizenship & Naturalization

Current as of January 7, 2013 (Effective January 22, 2013) - USCIS

New USCIS Resources for Citizenship Instructors

"Are you looking for fresh ideas and resources for your citizenship preparation program? USCIS has recently updated the Citizenship Resource Center with helpful materials, including: New Lesson Plans and Activities Download beginning level lesson plans, handouts, and answer keys on 18 subjects...

News Excerpts from the March 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Federal Judge Certifies Class Action in Mandatory Detention Lawsuit On February 10, 2014, U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor certified a class consisting of noncitizens in Massachusetts who are challenging their mandatory detention under Section 236(c) of the INA. The class representative, Mark...

Secular Pacifist Denied Citizenship by San Diego USCIS

"A California resident applying for U.S. citizenship has had her application denied because immigration officials did not accept as valid a conscientious objector, declaration to “bear arms” in defense of the U.S. because it is secular in nature. The American Humanist Association’s...

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, which will provide up to $10 million in funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. The Citizenship and Integration...

USCIS Policy Alert: Changes to Dates of Birth and Names on Certificates of Citizenship

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual relating to changes of dates of birth and names per court orders. Background USCIS recognizes that the dates of birth of children born abroad are not always accurately recorded in the countries...

Recent USCIS Policy Manual Updates (July 2015)

POLICY ALERT – Modifications to Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization July 21, 2015 ​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance to clarify the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance for naturalization. Technical...

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in St. Louis. The lawsuit — filed by...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Effective Date of Lawful Permanent Residence for Purposes of Citizenship and Naturalization

USCIS Policy Alert, July 27, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the effective date of lawful permanent residence for purposes of citizenship and naturalization." See also: https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual...