USCIS warned that it anticipates an unsually high volume of requests for advance parole and other travel documents this winter and urged applicants needing a travel document to file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, before the end of October 2006.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report outlining the immigration consequences for aliens found guilty of criminal activity. Most crimes affecting immigration status are not specifically mentioned in the INA; rather, they fall within a broad category of crimes such as those involving moral turpitude or aggravated felonies. Certain criminal conduct may preclude a finding of good moral character, which is a requirement for naturalization and certain types of immigration relief.
USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez announced the release of 144 questions and answers for the pilot test of a new naturalization exam.