United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS )


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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It performs many administrative functions formerly carried out by the former United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which was part of the Department of Justice. The stated priorities of the USCIS are to promote national security, to eliminate immigration case backlogs, and to improve customer services. USCIS is headed by a director who reports directly to the Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security. USCIS was formerly and briefly named the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), before becoming USCIS

USCIS press release, blog etc

01/03/2018 - 14:38 USCIS Clarifies Proxy Vote Use for Certain Intracompany Transferee Visa Petitions
12/21/2017 - 16:33 USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2018
12/18/2017 - 15:58 USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance on NAFTA TN Status Eligibility for Economists
12/14/2017 - 17:27 USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule
11/21/2017 - 10:09 As CNMI Transitional Worker Program Draws Down, USCIS Announces Cap for Final Three Fiscal Years
10/23/2017 - 14:27 USCIS Updates Policy to Ensure Petitioners Meet Burden of Proof for Nonimmigrant Worker Extension Petitions
10/03/2017 - 07:00 Premium Processing Now Available for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas
10/02/2017 - 06:41 New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously
09/28/2017 - 12:44 USCIS announces award recipients of nearly $10 million in funding to support citizenship preparation programs
09/28/2017 - 09:18 Deadline to Submit DACA Renewal Requests Approaching On Oct. 5
09/19/2017 - 18:06 USCIS No Longer Accepting Petitions for One-Time Increase to the Temporary Nonagricultural Visa Program
09/18/2017 - 14:45 USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas
09/15/2017 - 07:24 USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcoming More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens
08/31/2017 - 08:02 GSA announces new lease agreement for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Camp Springs, MD
08/28/2017 - 14:44 New Legislation Increases Availability of Visas for CNMI Workers for Fiscal Year 2017
08/28/2017 - 13:38 USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants
08/11/2017 - 12:39 USCIS Investigation Results in Guilty Plea from Former Airline Staffing Executive
08/03/2017 - 09:45 Stamford Resident Admits to Operating Extensive Immigration Fraud Scheme