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USCIS Announces Trial for Updates to the Naturalization Test

USCIS subject matter experts recommended redesigning the speaking and civics test to improve testing standards.

USCIS Updates Policy to Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants

This update is expected to help naturalization applicants who experience longer processing times.

DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023

The statutory semiannual cap authorized under the Immigration and Nationality Act (statutory cap) of 33,000 visas for the first half of FY 2023 was reached on Sept. 12, 2022.

USCIS ‘Turning the Tide’ on COVID-Driven Backlog of Cases

More than a million new U.S. citizens were welcomed by USCIS in FY 2022, a 62 percent reduction in the net backlog of naturalization applications.

USCIS Extends and Expands Fee Exemptions and Expedited Processing for Afghan Nationals

These actions will help Afghan nationals resettle, and in many cases reunite with family, in the United States by enabling USCIS to process their requests.

DHS Continues Temporary Protected Status and Related Documentation for Certain Beneficiaries of TPS

This extension ensures continued compliance with orders issued by federal district courts in the Ramos and Bhattarai lawsuits.

DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

USCIS may approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of countries not on the lists on a case-by-case basis.

USCIS Announces Online Filing for Affirmative Asylum Applications

Applicants may use their USCIS online account to file for asylum affirmatively with USCIS if they are physically present in the United States.
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