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...

26 Dec 2008

TSC Reviewing Foreign Medical Degrees Problem

MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers recently were advised of an emerging problem involving international medical graduates (IMGs) with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. In short, the USCIS, through the Texas Service Center (TSC) is, in some cases, not considering the MBBS to...

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...

29 Feb 2008

USCIS On Frontlog / Backlog, I-485 Processing, Naturalization, and Other Issues

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a stakeholder meeting on January 29, 2008, the details of which were released recently. Questions were answered on receipting frontlogs and case backlogs, processing times, special circumstances in naturalization cases, religious worker cases, and other immigration matters....