USCIS Posts Video to Explain Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program

USCIS launched a new video on its Web site this week that provides a review of the federal agency’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. The new video, available online at, describes the process of immigration status verification and, additionally, provides information about how federal, state and local agencies (that provide benefits) can apply for participation in the SAVE program.

SAVE is a program that helps benefit-granting agencies determine an applicant’s immigration status. SAVE ensures that only applicants with a verifiable immigration status receive federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses. SAVE checks applicants’ immigration status against millions of recorded federal database records. Over 300 agencies have enrolled in the SAVE program, to date.

USCIS Extends Grace Period for Previous Versions of Form G-28

The USCIS form G-28, the Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, was updated by USCIS on April 22, 2009. At that time, the form contained an ‘N’ designation; this means that no previous editions of the form will be accepted. However, USCIS has decided to extend the grace period for accepting previous versions of Form G-28, while it continues to refine the current version of the form.

USCIS expects to complete the revision of its current form shortly. Until that time, the federal agency will not reject filings submitted with older versions of the form.

The April 22 version of Form G-28 is available for download at the following URL: