Uscis Programs Extended Through September

News-and-Society The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2010 was signed on October 28, 2009 to extend certain USCIS programs until September 30, 2012. The E-Verify program, the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, the special immigrant visa category for non-minister religious workers, and the Conrad-30 program for J-1 non-immigrant exchange visitors were the four USCIS programs that were extended under the revision. E-Verify program is a voluntary, government program operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA.) It is an online system, which lets employers verify the work status of their newly-hired employees in the United States. Offered free of charge, this system is getting increasingly popular with over 169,000 employers using it to run queries and check if their new hires are legally authorized to work in the US. The second program to be extended is the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program . This extension will allow USCIS to receive and process Immigrant petitions by Alien Entrepreneurs and Applications to Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Currently, there are about 70 regional centers throughout the US that deal with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. Non-minister religious employees who are employed in a religious vocation or occupation, including their spouses and children are granted special immigration status. USCIS will accept and process the Form 1-360, Petition for Amerasian, Special Immigrant, Widow(er,) Form 1-485, and Application to register for permanent residence or adjust status based on Form 1-360 petitions. Each state health department can submit requests to the Department of State to waive the two-year foreign residency period for foreign medical graduates. This Conrad-30 program has been extended under the new bill. Previously, it was required that foreign medical students acquire J-1 status before September 30, 2009. Now, the program has been extended to up to September 30, 2012. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: