4th of July Naturalization Ceremonies
On America’s 245th birthday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) held 170 naturalization ceremonies between June 30 and July 7, together with a ceremony on the White Home with President Biden and a digital ceremony for abroad navy members. Greater than 9400 individuals turned residents in ceremonies nationwide.
Biden Administration Strategizes On Citizenship
USCIS introduced its “Interagency Technique for Selling Naturalization,” a multi-department working group with the objective of assuaging challenges within the naturalization course of, constructing outreach for authorized everlasting residents who’re eligible for citizenship, and rushing up the method altogether. In Might, Boundless filed a public remark urging the federal government to deal with the large backlog — there are at present at the very least 700,000 inexperienced card holders awaiting U.S. citizenship.
Canada/U.S. Journey Restrictions Loosen
Pandemic-related journey restrictions between the U.S. and Canada will begin to ease, with plans to totally reopen within the subsequent few weeks. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned that Canadian residents and everlasting residents who’re absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 can return to Canada from the U.S., however non-essential journey remains to be banned between the 2 nations till at the very least July twenty first.
Deported Veterans Get A Second Likelihood
The DHS is working with the Division of Veterans Affairs to permit immigrants who served within the navy and have been deported — together with their households – to return to america legally. The objective is to create a “systemic strategy” to those instances, but additionally to make sure they’ve entry to advantages. An excerpt from the DHS memo states: “The general goal is to help humane and constant outcomes.”
USCIS Settles Clean Area Rejections Struggle
USCIS has reached a tentative settlement with three individuals whose immigration purposes have been rejected due to the Trump-era “No Clean Area Rejection Coverage.” If permitted by the California Federal Court docket, the settlement may have an effect on upwards of 60,000 immigrants in america who utilized for humanitarian reduction or for lawful standing however whose purposes had been denied as a result of they left a clean area on a petition or kind.