Recent News

1. On June 5, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program. At the direction of the Secretary, effective June 5, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") began accepting renewal requests. USCIS will also continue to accept requests for DACA from individuals who have not previously sought to access the program.

2. On June 24, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced that the Senate had confirmed Leon Rodriguez to be the next Director of USCIS.

3. On June 24, 2014, USCIS posted a message stating that Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record could be filed in one of three ways: 1) together with Form I-485, Application to Register for Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, 2) by mail, after filing Form I-485, to the location specified in the most recent communication with USCIS (for example, a Request for Evidence letter from USCIS), and 3) in person at an interview in a USCIS field office (if an interview is required).

4. One June 27, 2014, the Vermont Service Center ("VSC") announced that it is currently piloting an initiative to print a variety of notices using both sides of the paper. These notices will include Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Denials, and responses to SRMTs. Make sure to check both sides of the paper when receiving correspondence from the VSC. Applicants and petitioners should continue to print only on one side when sending correspondence to the VSC.


See AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14060541.

See AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14062541.

See AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14062448.

See AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14062740.



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