Applicants Face Delays in Gaining Citizenship

On January 11th, Federal officials agreed on an emergency plan to reduce the current delay in processing Citizenship applications. Under the terms of the plan which was first proposed by Senator Charles E. Schumer, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will  hire back about 700 retired government employees. This is certainly one step in the right direction for the USCIS to address its huge backlog of cases.

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US Department Of Labor Releases Latest FAQs On PERM

On June 1, 2005, the US Department of Labor released its latest additions to the list of frequenty asked questions (FAQs) that it has already compiled. The latest FAQs address issues pertaining to the filing of PERM applications, the withdrawal of PERM applications, the recruitment associated with PERM, and audits triggered during the PERM process. Below you can find for your reference, the complete text of the DOL's FAQs on PERM.

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As of June 26, 2005 Travelers From Visa Waiver Countries Must Have Machine Readable Passports

On June 7, 2004, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a reminder to all travelers from the 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries that in just over 2 weeks they must have a machine-readable passport to enter the United States without a visa. CPB strongly urges anyone traveling to the United States to check their documents to ensure that they have a machine-readable passport and other proper documentation to enter the United States. By having the correct documents, CBP officers can easily verify an individual's identity and quickly process them into the United States."

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