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USCIS Reminder of TPS Re-Registration Deadline for Honduras and Nicaragua

USCIS reminder that the open re-registration period for TPS for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua ends on 1/5/12.

USCIS H-2A Reminder for Sheepherding Industry

USCIS reminder to the sheepherding industry of the upcoming expiration of the one-time accommodation due to the transition to the three-year limitation-of-stay requirement for the H-2A nonimmigrant visa classification.

USCIS Announces Changes to Stand-Alone I-130 Filing Locations

USCIS announcement stating that domestic petitioners will mail stand-alone I-130 applications to either the Chicago or Phoenix Lockbox, effective January 1, 2012. There are no changes to filing locations when submitting an I-130 with an I-485.

Increased U.S. Visa Demand in Brazil and China

DOS deploys temporary employees in an effort to decrease wait times for visa applicants in Brazil. Mission Brazil processed 820,000 visas, and Mission China processed over one million visas in FY2011.

CA7 Upholds District Court’s Revocation of Citizenship

The court agreed with the district court’s finding that the defendant illegally procured his citizenship, noting he lacked the requisite good moral character due to two controlled substances violations committed during the relevant period.

CA9 Holds Petitioner was Legitimated Under Salvadoran Law

The court found that the Petitioner, born out-of-wedlock, failed to establish a claim of derivative citizenship through his mother, because the subsequent marriage of his parents established his paternity by legitimation.

DOS Dedicates New Consular Compound in Mumbai, India

DOS press release announcing the dedication of the new Consulate facility, located in the Bandra-Kurla Complex of Mumbai. The $111 million project generated jobs in the U.S. and India and was completed in October 2011.

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