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New Streamlined Process for Submitting Information Used in USCIS VIBE

New Streamlined Process for Submitting Information Used in USCIS VIBE "The independent information provider (IIP) for USCIS's Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) program has launched a new streamlined online process for certain USCIS petitioners and other U.S. government...

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled "Update on New and Novel PSGS" is...

USCIS Updates Form I-485, Supplements

Stakeholder email from USCIS, Nov. 6, 2015: "USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i) Instructions for Form...

USCIS Form Updates: I-824; I-817

USCIS, Dec. 2015 Update to Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition . New edition dated 10/21/15. (Starting 02/08/16, USCIS will only accept the 10/21/15 edition. Until then, you can use the 09/30/13 edition). Update to Form I-817, Application for Family Unity...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: False Claim to U.S. Citizenship Ground of Inadmissibility (Dec. 14, 2016)

USCIS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "Policy Highlights • Describes the difference between inadmissibility for a false claim to U.S. citizenship and inadmissibility for fraud and willful misrepresentation. • Explains what constitutes a false claim to U.S. citizenship, including the type of evidence...

USCIS Policy Manual Technical Update: Clarifying Designated Periods of Hostilities for Naturalization under INA 329 (December 13, 2016)

USCIS, Dec. 13, 2016 - This technical update clarifies that, for purposes of naturalization under INA 329, the current period designated by Presidential Executive Order 13269 (July 3, 2002), as a period in which the U.S. armed forces are considered to be engaged in armed conflict with a hostile foreign...