Connect with us

News

US Citizenship and immigration service launches a “more user-friendly website”

Published

on

BY BMJ MURIITHI

On Tuesday July 20, United States Citizenship and  Immigration Services (USCIS) launched an updated uscis.gov website, which was  designed with input from applicants, petitioners and the public. In addition to a new look and feel, the agency has improved the website to help visitors better navigate our existing online tools and resources, as well as to file and manage applications and petitions online.

“We are also making information about our processes easier to find by streamlining our navigation based on user feedback, data and best practices. The updates will be uniform across all USCIS websites, including, uscis.govmyUSCIS and Case Status Online,” the agency said in a statement.

The new website features include:

  • A new user-centered design, which allows visitors to easily find immigration information and options on any device;
  • A link to the USCIS online account sign-in at the top of all pages on uscis.gov, which allows visitors to easily access their existing account or create a new one. This also creates a streamlined experience between the USCIS online account and the uscis.gov website;
  • Increased access to and availability of Spanish and multilingual resources through enhancements made to the Spanish website (uscis.gov/es) and the Multilingual Resource Center;
  • An ‘Explore My Options’ feature to the forms section of the uscis.gov website. This tool allows visitors to determine their potential eligibility for immigration options by answering a few questions. The Explore My Options tool will also include additional content in English, and, for the first time, it will be available in Spanish.
  • A new design, location and complete revision of the Citizenship Resource Center (CRC). The new CRC makes it easier to find information about citizenship; and
  • An enhanced on-page search and filter-by features, which allow web visitors to easily find agency data, reports and policies.
READ ALSO:   Permanent Residence Draw held in Canada as 3600 Candidates invited to apply

USCIS encourages visitors to use our online tools and resources, including EmmaCase Status OnlineCheck Case Processing TimesChange of AddressExplore My Options and the Fee Calculator for information and status updates.

“We also highly recommend applicants and petitioners use online filing for eligible forms through their USCIS online account,” it states.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Mututho escapes death by a whisker after being attacked by armed gunmen

Published

on

BY KEVIN KOECH

Former Naivasha Member of Parliament John Mututho last night escaped death by a whisker in Nakuru Town West sub-County.

Mututho said he was driving from Bomet when he was accosted by armed men at Jua Lako area on Saturday around 1950hrs.

“I was engaged in a shooting incident with two individuals on a red motorcycle who both wore helmets,” said Mr Mututho.

He explained that the motorcycle pulled alongside the car on the driver’s side and opened fire on him.

Mututho who is a licenced gun holder said the unknown people only managed to shoot once before repulsing them.

“I engaged them successfully before driving Central Police Station Nakuru where I recorded a statement vide OB.67/12/09/20,” he said.

He was alone at the time of the incident, he said in a Facebook post, driving towards Racecourse Estate.

In 2012 in an interview with The Standard, Mr Mututho said he had been shot at twice in a bid to silence him over his stand on the production, sale and consumption of alcohol.

The Alcoholic Drinks Control Act of 2010 stopped production of illicit liquors and gave drinking window leading to the closure of liquor making enterprises.

“I’m not one who is easily intimidated when fighting for what I believe is right for the country,” said Mututho.

READ ALSO:   Kenya signs new air transport agreement with the US
Continue Reading

News

Facebook set to open second office in Africa

Published

on

Facebook on Friday announced its plans to open a new office in Lagos, Nigeria which is expected to become operational in the second half of 2021.

The new Lagos office will be the first office on the continent with a team of engineers and will support the Sub-Saharan region.

This comes five years after Facebook opened its first office on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa and the 2019 opening of the Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos.

“The opening of our new office in Lagos, Nigeria presents new and exciting opportunities in digital innovations to be developed from the continent and taken to the rest of the world,” said Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Head of New Product Experimentation.

“All across Africa we’re seeing immense talent in the tech ecosystem, and I’m proud that with the upcoming opening of our new office, we’ll be building products for the future of Africa, and the rest of the world, with Africans at the helm. We look forward to contributing further to the African tech ecosystem.”

The office in Lagos is part of Facebook’s ongoing investments in Africa and will be home to several teams across its business including Sales, Partnerships, Policy and Communications.

READ ALSO:   Permanent Residence Draw held in Canada as 3600 Candidates invited to apply

It will also be key in helping to expand the company’s client services across the continent.

Facebook says it has made a number of investments across the continent to support the tech ecosystem, provide reliable connectivity infrastructures and help businesses grow locally, regionally and globally.

Continue Reading

News

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi threatens to sue Safaricom

Published

on

BY KEVIN KOECH

Lawyer, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, has threatened a class action against Safaricom.

The lawyer said he has been receiving countless messages from third-party companies, of which he had not subscribed to.

“Lately, I’ve been receiving unsolicited sms from these numbers inter alia…21026, 23050, 40720, Creditinfo BNTSMS, Senti, 60040…and others. It’s very obvious that Safaricom allows third party to have access to my number without my permission,” Ahmednasir tweeted.

Ahmednasir called it a gross violation of his right to privacy, stating that a class action would, then be appropriate.

“This is obviously a gross infringement on my Right to Privacy under Article 31 of the Constitution. I suspect this breach of privacy is rampant and Safaricom may be charging fees the entities it gives access to phone data. I think class action is an appropriate step. What do you think, people?” He added.

In response to allegations, Safaricom denied ever granting access to third-parties.

Last year in June, one Benedict Kabugi sued the telecommunications giant for Ksh 115 trillion over breach of privacy.

However, Safaricom has always maintained that the user may have subscribed to the services through other prompts.

Following overwhelming responses in the affirmative, Ahmednasir said that he would proceed to write to the formally next week.

READ ALSO:   71,200 Immigration applicants so far invited to apply for Canadian Permanent residency in 2019, more to follow

“Seeing the overwhelming response by Kenyan subscribers of Safaricom, I will INSHAALLAH formally write to them next week and then formally start a class action.

“Safaricom has been mining data and then gives access to third parties to our telephones…Kenyans, this is how law is made.” He said.

Continue Reading


poapay3

Like us on Facebook, stay informed

NEWS TRENDING RIGHT NOW

2020 Calendar

satellite-communication1.jpg

Trending

error: Content is protected !!