29 Oct 2010

USCIS Memo on Use of Social Networking Websites

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) memorandum regarding the importance of social networking sites in fraud detection was recently disclosed. This memo discusses the use of social networking sites by Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) officers in investigating potential abuses of U.S. immigration...

30 Apr 2010

USCIS Naturalization Interview Video Helpful

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a helpful video for individuals considering naturalization to become U.S. citizens. This video provides information regarding the interview and testing process, as well as standard documentation required at the naturalization interview. The video covers a broad...

28 Aug 2009

New York Shuts Down Immigration Services Companies for UPL

The New York State Attorney General's Office announced the shutting down of three New York businesses that had been providing fraudulent immigration legal services. Details can be found in an August 20, 2009 press release. This is reported to MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers to raise...

23 May 2008

Misprinted I-94 Cards Issued by CBP

Misprinted I-94 cards, used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in early 2008, are causing problems with Social Security number issuance. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), CBP received approximately one million I-94 arrival-departure cards that were missing the first digit. They utilized...

16 May 2008

USCIS Responds to Liaison Questions Regarding H1B, I-551 and N-400

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) responded to questions regarding green card renewals, expediting N-400 applications, and I-551 (temporary evidence of permanent resident status) stamps during the April 2008 National Stakeholder Meeting. Clarification on these matters is provided here for the benefit of MurthyDotCom...