September 2019

USCIS Updates Policy Manual Regarding US Citizenship

USCIS is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to better define residence in certain situations involving acquisition and transmission of citizenship, and clarify the distinction between U.S. residence and physical presence. In addition, USCIS is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the United States to explain that they are not considered to be "residing in the United States" for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320. The Policy Alert is available below.

(Final date for comments: Sept. 12, 2019)

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OFLC Announces New H-2A Application Forms and Schedule for Electronic Filing in FLAG System

OFLC announced changes to H-2A application forms and online filing process. OFLC also announced electronic filing schedules for when the new forms will be used, as well as the migration from iCERT to FLAG. OFLC will host a webinar on 9/10/19 to provide assistance on preparing the new forms in FLAG.

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