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USCIS Provides Guidance Related to Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act

USCIS announced it will automatically extend parole, and employment authorization if applicable, for certain residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This specific extension of parole as authorized by law will provide relief while USCIS establishes procedures for obtaining the new CNMI Resident status, which was created by the Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act (Public Law 116-24).

USCIS Updates Rejection Criteria for Form I‑129

USCIS announced that it will begin rejecting petitions where Form I‑129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, does not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of the form.

USCIS Expands Digital Delivery of FOIA Requests

USCIS announced the latest phase in the expansion of its FOIA Immigration Records System (FIRST). USCIS online account holders may now submit FOIA requests online for their own records and will soon be able to submit online requests for non-A-File material.

USCIS Expands Digital Delivery of FOIA Requests

USCIS announced the latest phase in the expansion of its FOIA Immigration Records System (FIRST). USCIS online account holders may now submit FOIA requests online for their own records and will soon be able to submit online requests for non-A-File material.

Bipartisan Group of 36 Senators Calls USCIS to Account for Crisis-Level Processing Delays

Led by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), 36 senators sent two letters to the administration, calling it to account for the crisis-level case processing delays at USCIS.

Bipartisan Letter from Texas Members of the House Regarding USCIS Processing Delays

Ten members of the House of Representatives who represent congressional districts in Texas sent a letter to USCIS expressing concern regarding the processing delays impacting applications for green cards, naturalization, and advance parole filed by Houston constituents, emphasizing that they impose a “burden on those who live and work in our community and want nothing more than to follow the law.” Additionally, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus requested a meeting with USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna to discuss similar concerns. 

USCIS Publishes Notice of Extension of the Designation of South Sudan for TPS and Announces Opening of Reregistration Period

USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register extending the designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from May 3, 2019, through November 2, 2020. The re registration period runs from today, April 5, 2019, through June 4, 2019.

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