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Direct Mail Program Adds Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
September 15, 2008 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) announces publication of a Federal Register Notice that expands the Direct Mail program to include Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

USCIS' Houston Office Remains Closed Due to Hurricane Ike
Update September 14 - All USCIS Houston, Tex. offices will remain closed Monday September 15 and Tuesday September 16.
September 11 - USCIS' Houston, Tex. office will close for business on Friday, Sept. 12 due to the approach of Hurricane Ike. All three local Application Support Centers have already closed. Interview appointments for naturalization and permanent residency have been automatically rescheduled.

Homeland Security Senior Advisor for Iraqi Refugees Lori Scialabba and Department of State Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador James Foley Issue Joint Statement
September 12, 2008 - The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security are pleased to announce that we have successfully achieved our goal of admitting more than 12,000 Iraqi refugees to the United States through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program during fiscal year 2008.

USCIS Reminds Naturalization Applicants of the New Naturalization Test
September 2 - USCIS will begin administering a new naturalization test on October 1, 2008. USCIS has issued a revised list of civics questions and answers. Applicants and organizations should use the list dated 8/08 when preparing for the new naturalization test.

USCIS Changes Filing Location for Forms I-800 and I-800A
August 26 - USCIS announces publication of a Federal Register Notice that changes the filing location of Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, and Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, to the Chicago Lockbox Facility

USCIS Revises Filing Instructions for Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence
August 25, 2008 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it has revised the filing instructions for the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I-751). Effective immediately, all petitioners filing a Form I-751 must file with the California or Vermont Service Center, depending on the state in which they reside.

H-2B Proposed Rule Changes: Your Feedback Welcome
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