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What happens at a naturalization interview? What should I expect during my citizenship interview appointment?

What happens at a naturalization interview? What should I expect during my citizenship interview appointment?

The Naturalization Interview & Testing is one of the steps necessary to complete the Naturalization process in the United States. It is not merely a formality, but a very important step in the path towards becoming a U.S. Citizen. Read our blog post to get information on what to expect during and after your naturalization interview and testing appointment to help you prepare for your interview day.

USCIS Publishes New Editions of Forms I-129, I-485, I-539, I-864, I-864EZ, and I-944 Consistent with New Public Charge Rule

USCIS Publishes New Editions of Forms I-129, I-485, I-539, I-864, I-864EZ, and I-944 Consistent with New Public Charge Rule

Updated October 15, 2019

On October 11, 2019, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York enjoined and restrained the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS from “enforcing, applying, or treating as effective” the DHS Public Charge Final Rule. In addition, the court specifically enjoined the government from implementing the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under the Final Rule, including the Form I-129, Form I-485, Form I-539, Form I-864, Form I-864 EZ, Form I-944, and Form I-945. As of 5:00 pm (ET), USCIS appeared to have removed the new/revised forms from its website.

What is the new Trump administration public charge inadmissibility rule?

What is the new Trump administration public charge inadmissibility rule?

UPDATED: August 28, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new regulation that prescribes how the Department will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, as set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Learn more about who is affected and how this development could potentially impact your green card application.

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will schedule a biometrics appointment after you file an application, petition or request. The biometrics you provide during your appointment allow USCIS to confirm your identity and run required background and security checks. Read our FAQs to help you prepare for your biometrics appointment.

Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Media outlets have recently reported on the Trump administration’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrants with final orders of removal. To help immigrants and their families, we have provided above information on how to protect yourself and your family.

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

Los empleadores de los EE. UU. Deben verificar que todos los empleados, independientemente de su ciudadanía u origen nacional, puedan trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Tener un Documento de Autorización de Empleo (EAD) es una forma de demostrar que se le permite trabajar en los Estados Unidos por un período de tiempo específico. El EAD es una tarjeta de identificación que contiene información importante que incluye el nombre de la persona, la fecha de nacimiento, el período de validez, la categoría de elegibilidad y la fotografía. Este documento es utilizado a menudo por agencias que emiten ciertos beneficios, por ejemplo, el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados, como prueba de presencia legal, en cumplimiento de la Ley de Identificación Real.

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. The naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for what is likely to be the agency’s busiest travel season ever, as 263 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend – Thursday, May 23, through Tuesday, September 3.