1. On April 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of State notified U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") that the annual limit for the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India applicants was reached. USCIS will continue to accept adjustment applications based upon cut-off dates from the April and May Visa Bulletins.
2. On May 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of existing designation of Somalia for temporary protected status ("TPS") for 18 months from September 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014.
3. On May 11, 2012, DHS announced an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training extension.
4. On May 22, 2012, USCIS launched the first phase of its electronic immigration benefits system, known as USCIS ELIS. The system has been created to modernize the process for filing and adjudicating immigration benefits.
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