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USCIS Acting Director Scharfen on Iraq Naturalization Trip
I had the distinct honor of naturalizing 186 men and women in uniform in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many of these service members have seen extensive combat and have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their service is a constant source of inspiration.

USCIS Issues TPS Registration Reminder to Eligible Hondurans, Nicaraguans and Salvadorans
October 28, 2008 — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded Hondurans, Nicaraguans and Salvadorans, who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to file a re-registration application for TPS before the end of the re-registration period, (Dec. 1, 2008 for Hondurans and Nicaraguans, and Dec. 30, 2008 for Salvadorans).

USCIS emite recordatorio a ciudadanos de Honduras, Nicaragua y El Salvador elegibles para re registrarse en el TPS
28 de octubre de 2008 - Deberán presentar sus solicitudes de re-registro antes de las fechas límite

A Better, Not Harder Citizenship Test
Leadership Journal October 15, 2008 entry by Jonathan “Jock” Scharfen, Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS Holds Naturalization Ceremony at George Mason University
Officials also Recognize Outstanding American By Choice Professor Abul Hussam

USCIS Issues Reminder Regarding Filing of Forms Associated with Temporary Protected Status
Sept 17, 2008 - USCIS reminds its customers of form versions for Form I-821 and Form I-765 that will be accepted.

USCIS Announces Adoption Policy for Hague Transition Cases
October 14, 2008 - USCIS announced its policy for those prospective adoptive parents already in the process of adopting a child from a country that has implemented the Hague Adoption Convention and who filed a Form I-600A prior to April 1, 2008, and who have received the one time no-charge extension.

Frequently Asked Questions: Grandfathered Form I-600A Processing for Prospective Adoptive Parents

USCIS Delays Implementation of Direct Mail Program For N-400, Application for Naturalization
October 9, 2008 - USCIS announced today it will delay implementation of the Direct Mail Program for the N-400, Application for Naturalization. A Federal Register notice is scheduled to be published Oct 10, 2008, announcing the delay.

Frequently Asked Questions: Intercountry Adoptions
USCIS has received many questions related to the new Hague intercountry adoption process and the orphan adoption process since the implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention on April 1, 2008.

USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador
September 26, 2008 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to nationals of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. The extension will last 18 months. (Link to USCIS Update on Nicaragua; links to Updates on Honduras and El Salvador can be found in this article.)

USCIS Acting Director Scharfen in DHS Leadership Journal On TPS Extensions
Earlier this week, the Department announced the extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for certain foreign nationals from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Those three countries are still recovering from the devastating effects of natural disasters.

USCIS Reminds Customers of Program Flexibilities
September 24, 2008 - Unexpected events in a person’s home country can sometimes affect travel or other plans.

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