LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
Last updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
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State Dept. amends its regulations to include Os and Ps among the nonimmigrant visas that can be reissued through the Visa Office. This regulation codifies existing practice. (66 FR 12737, 2/28/01)
DOL announces its extension of the comment period on the interim final regulation regarding H-1B labor condition applications, until April 23, 2001. (66 FR 10865, 2/20/01).
DOL publishes corrections on the interim final regulation regarding H-1B labor condition applications. (66 FR 10813, 2/20/01)
DOL announces OMB's 1/18/01 approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of the information collections contained in the LCA regulations. (66 FR 10814, 2/20/01)
INS provides instructions on processing of persons under final orders who were made eligible under LIFE for HRIFA or NACARA section 202 relief, and on deferring action for 60 days against persons eligible to apply under HRIFA as a dependent.
INS advises the field regarding LIFE provisions making section 241(a)(5) inapplicable to NACARA and HRIFA applicants. The standards for waivers of section 212(a)(9)(A) and (C) for NACARA & HRIFA applicants also are described.
INS HQ instructs the field regarding the L-1 blanket petition process.
HHS updates its poverty guidelines to account for last year's increase in prices as meansured by the Consumer Price Index. These data are used in determining ability to provide support in connection with the affidavit of support (66 FR 10695, 2/16/01)
By interim rule, DOS adds grounds of ineligibility for section 22(g), for students attending public schools and for crewmen joining a vessel during a labor dispute to its regulations. (66 FR 10363, 2/15/01)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics proposes changes to procedures used to collect data for the OES wage survey program. 66 FR 10748 (2/16/01)
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The U.S. INS instructs inspectors as to conditions for admitting persons working for new employers under AC21 portability. This memo relates only to admissions after travel, and does not necessarily reflect INS positions on the availability of portability overall.
State Dept. provides guidance to posts regarding DNA testing. This cable supercedes all previous cables on the subject.
State Dept. addresses concerns expressed by posts regarding implementation of the INS' CIPRIS program.
State Dept. updates the list of countries whose passports are recognized as valid for return to that country for a period of six months beyond the passport's stated expiration date. (66 FR 8836, 2/2/01)
INS instructs inspectors as to conditions for admitting persons working for new employers under AC21 portability. This memo relates only to admissions after travel, and does not necessarily reflect INS positions on the availability of portability overall. (See PDF)
In accordance with a directive from the new Administration, INS delays until 4/6/01 the effectiveness of its regulation updating the list of countries whose nationals are not eligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 8743, 2/2/01)
February 1, 2000. The House Judiciary Committee outlines its planned hearings during the 107th Congress. Also included are hearings by the Immigration Subcommittee.
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