Friday, February 23, 2018

Department of Justice Files Complaint to Denaturalize Diversity Visa Recipient Who Obtained Naturalized Citizenship After Failing to Disclose Two Prior Orders of Removal

From USCIS News:

The Department of Justice yesterday filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan to revoke the naturalized U.S. citizenship of Humayun Kabir Rahman fka Md Humayun Kabir Talukder aka Ganu Miah aka Shafi Uddin. The case was referred to the Department of Justice by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and identified as a part of Operation Janus (PDF).

The complaint alleges Humayun Kabir Rahman arrived in the United States in February 1992 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, claiming his true name was Ganu Miah while in possession of a passport that did not belong to him. He was paroled into the United States so he could seek asylum, and his application was referred to the immig

Thursday, February 22, 2018

USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

From USCIS News:

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms.

The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction (PDF, 252 KB)s.

USCIS will enter credit car

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Three Individuals Indicted for Visa Fraud Scheme for Profit

From USCIS News:

USCIS Assisted in Investigation of Defendants who Provided Armenian Nationals with Fake Dance Certificates and Staged Photos in Traditional Costumes to Qualify for P-3 Visa Program for Entertainers

NEW YORK - A 15-count indictment was unsealed yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn charging Stella Boyadjian, Hrachya Atoyan and Diana Grigoryan, also known as “Dina Akopovna,” for their roles in a multi-year visa fraud scheme that brought Armenian citizens into the United States for profit. The defendants are charged with multiple counts of visa fraud and with conspiring to defraud the United States, commit visa fraud and illegally bring aliens into the United States. Boyadjian and Grigoryan are also charged with related money laundering charges, and Boyadjian is charged with aggravated

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

USCIS to Take Action to Address Asylum Backlog

From USCIS News:

Agency Will Focus on Processing Recently Filed Applications

Graph of Asylum Receipts and Pending Asylum CaseloadWASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will schedule asylum interviews for recent applications ahead of older filings, in an attempt to stem the growth of the agency’s asylum backlog.

USCIS is responsible for overseeing the nation’s legal immigration system, which includes adjudicating asylum claims. The agency currently faces a crisis-level backlog of 311,000 pending asylum cases as of Jan. 21, 2018, making the asylum system increasingly vulnerable to fraud and abuse. This backlog has grown by more

Monday, February 19, 2018

Peryòd Re-Enskripsyon Louvri Kounye pou Ayisyen ak Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè

From USCIS News:

 WASHINGTON - Sèvis Sitwayènte ak Imigrasyon Etazini (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS) te anonse jodiya benefisyè Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè (Temporary Protected Status) anba klasifiasyon Ayiti ki vle kenbe estati yo jiska fen dat pwogram nan 22 jiyè 2019, dwe re-enskri ant 18 janvye 2018 ak 19 mas 2018. Nou te pibliye pwosedi pou re-enskripsyon, ak kijan pou renouvle papye otorizasyon travay, nan Rejis Federal la  ak nan uscis.gov/tps.

Tout aplikan dwe soumèt F&ogra

Friday, February 16, 2018

La période de réinscription est maintenant ouverte pour les Haïtiens bénéficiant du statut de protection temporaire

From USCIS News:

WASHINGTON— Les Services de la Citoyenneté et de l'Immigration des États-Unis (l'USCIS) ont annoncé aujourd'hui que les bénéficiaires actuels du statut de protection temporaire (TPS) sous la désignation d'Haïti souhaitant maintenir ce statut jusqu'à la date d'expiration du programme, le 22 juillet 2019, doivent se réinscrire entre le 18 janvier 2018 et le 19 mars 2018. Les démarches de réinscription, y compris les modalités pour renouveler les documents d'autorisation d'emploi, ont été publiées dans le Federal Register (registre fédéral) et sur uscis.gov/tps

Tous les candidats doivent soumettre le formulaire I-821, la Demande de statut d

Visa Bulletin April 2018 Predictions

For the official March 2018 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-march-2018.aspx

Please see April 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115APR1115APR1115APR1101SEP9601DEC05
F2A15APR1615APR1615APR1601APR1615APR16
F2B15MAR1115MAR1115MAR1108NOV9615SEP06
F301JAN0601JAN0601JAN0608JUL9508APR95
F408SEP0408SEP0415FEB0401DEC9701JAN95
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101FEB1201FEB1201FEB1215NOV9715NOV07
F2A15JUN1715JUN1715JUN1715JUN1715JUN17
F2B15SEP1115SEP1115SEP1115JAN9715SEP07
F308DEC0508DEC0508DEC0501JUN9701JUL95
F408FEB0508FEB0515JUL0401MAR9801APR95