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This page lists all USCIS releases, searchable by topic and date. It also includes policy and procedure updates as well as late-breaking news about USCIS office closures and other emergencies. For material older than three years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.

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Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Customer Relationship Interface System (CRIS) from Monday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. until Tuesday, December 10 at 3:00 a.m. (EDT.)
USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it has completed a successful pilot testing phase and is implementing the registration process in the next H-1B lottery.
USCIS Issues Guidance on Adjustment of Status by Aliens Whose Conditional Permanent Residence Has Been Terminated
USCIS today issued policy guidance explaining how USCIS applies Matter of Stockwell and clarifying when USCIS may adjust the status of an alien whose Conditional Permanent Resident (CPR) status has been terminated.
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2020.
USCIS Issues Further Guidance on Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification
On Oct. 11, USCIS issued three adopted Administrative Appeals Office decisions to clarify requirements for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification.
USCIS Releases Report on Arrest Histories of Illegal Aliens who Request DACA  
USCIS updated data on arrests and apprehensions of illegal aliens who requested Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  
USCIS Publishes Guidance on H-2A Petitions for Sheep/Goat Herders
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a policy memorandum (PM) that requires requests for temporary foreign workers for range sheep or goat herding or production be subject to the same requirements as other temporary agricultural workers.
USCIS to Deter Frivolous or Fraudulent Asylum Seekers from Obtaining Work Authorizations
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a proposed rule to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent or otherwise non-meritorious asylum applications in order to obtain employment authorization.
USCIS Proposes to Adjust Fees to Meet Operational Needs
The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to adjust the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Immigration Examinations Fee Account fee schedule.
USCIS Implements $10 Fee for H-1B Visa Registration
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration submitted by petitioning employers, once it implements the electronic registration system.
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