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

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. As part of USCIS’s ongoing efforts to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, the state-of-the-art

USCIS Publishes CNMI Transitional Worker Final Rule

Released Sept. 7, 2011 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule in today’s Federal Register that establishes a Transitional Worker (CW) classification for workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The CW classification allows employers in the CNMI to hire nonimmigrant workers who are otherwise ineligible to work.  A foreign

USCIS Announces “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative

Released Oct. 11.2011 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas joined the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in Pittsburgh to announce “Entrepreneurs in Residence.”  This new innovative initiative will utilize industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices surrounding immigrant investors, entrepreneurs and workers with specialized skills, knowledge, or abilities. Mayorkas announced

USCIS Improves Processing for Naturalization and Citizenship Forms

Released Oct. 19, 2011 WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is enhancing the filing process for select forms dealing with naturalization and citizenship (N-Forms). Beginning Oct. 30, 2011, the new process will allow individuals to file N-Forms at a secure Lockbox facility instead of our local offices. This change streamlines the way forms

G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative

Purpose of Form :To provide notice that an attorney or accredited representative of a religious, charitable, social service or similar organization will appear before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of a person involved in a matter before USCIS.Number of Pages :3Edition Date :04/22/09; (09/26/00 also accepted)Where to File :With the application or petition

EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of an Immigration Officer

Purpose of Form :Visa Petitions are adjudicated by the local Director or the Regional Service Center Directors of USCIS having jurisdiction over the petition. Upon adjudication of a visa petition, revocation of a visa petition approval, or revalidation of a visa petition approval the District Director or Regional Service Center Director will notify the petitioner

Immigration Reform: Part of the Problem or a Solution to America’s Economic Woes?

In 2004, Harvard economist George Borjas argued that “reducing the supply of labor by strict immigration enforcement and reduced legal immigration would increase the earnings of native workers.”

In a volatile economic climate that has seen unemployment skyrocket and mass wage declines, such claims have supported, and perhaps fueled, a public willingness to make a scapegoat out of immigration.

New Pew Hispanic Report Finds Illegal Alien Population Held Steady

According to a newly released report from the Pew Hispanic Center, the illegal alien population of the United States in March 2010 was approximately 11.2 million – virtually unchanged from what it was a year earlier. The Pew estimate, based on the government’s March 2010 survey, ends its assessment of a downward trend that began in 2007.

The Pew data provide evidence that immigration enforcement was the single most important factor in the declining illegal alien population between 2007 and 2009, and that our borders remain out of control.