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Notice in 6-21-99 Federal Register correcting a typographical error in the 6-8-99 notice on T.P.S. for Kosovo.
U.S. INS Office of Business Liaison Notice to Employers on recent H-1B changes.
Statement by President Clinton, 6-16-99, on introduction of Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act of 1999, "an important step in ensuring health care coverage for children."
Under § 236(c) of the INA, Congress has recently given the U.S. INS expanded authority to mandatorily detain certain types of aliens without the possibility or eligibility for release on bond during the pendency of immigration proceedings to remove the alien from the United States. List of federal court decisions on the issue of mandatory detention.
6-18-99 Federal Register notice informs class members of American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh of a change in procedures for notifying INS of an address change.
6-10-99 INS memo provides supplemental guidance to the 4-15-99 memo on adjustment of status under INA 245(i). In particular, this memo addresses the adjustment of persons who have filed I-140s and applications for labor certifications, for purposes of
INS Fact Sheet, 6-8-99, on INS detention programs. Includes discussion of INS proposed legislation and recent new INS resources to enhance detention efforts
U.S. INS Interim Proposed Rule, published in the 6-15-99 Federal Register, on effect of H-1B cap on F/J NIVs seeking change of status.
U.S INS Proposed Rule, published in the 6-15-99 Federal Register, on processing H-1B petitions after annual cap has been reached.
U.S. INS Notice published in the 6-15-99 Federal Register, on processing H-1B petitions after annual cap has been reached.
INS announced Friday that it will stop accepting H-1B visa petitions for FY99 employment of H-1B workers. The INS has determined that the 115,000 annual cap on the H-1B visa category for FY 1999 will be reached on June 15, 1999, based on petitions already filed.
INS Press Release, 6-8-99, on TPS Extension for Kosovo.
June 8, 1999 U.S. State Department cable discusses U.S. INS's April, 1999 interim rule on Health Care Workers.
June 7, 1999 State Department cable summarizing the current guidance on INA 222(g), so that posts will have a quick, up-to-date resource that consolidates the key information contained in the various cables.
9th Circuit Decision, 6-4-99, that the the Attorney General does not lack statutory authority to reopen and reconsider her own orders of naturalization.
9th Circuit Decision, 6-3-99, that the INA provides for interim work authorization only until administrative proceedings on the application have ended.
Extension and Redesignation of the Province of Kosovo in the Republic of Serbia in the State of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro) Under Temporary Protected Status thru 6/8/2000
May 14, 1999 EOIR memo on operating policies and procedures for the implementation of Article 3 of the UN Convention Against Torture.
U.S. INS Correction Notice to 6-1-99 Interim Rule on H and L Aliens.
AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 245(i): 'A Matter of Family Unity and Common Sense.' Freely distributable.
Health Resources and Services Administration of HHS will issue a second NPRM on Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas after evaluation of comments received, analysis of alternative approaches, and impact testing.
IIRAIRA Issues - AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on Mandatory Detention: Immigrants Detained and American Families Pay the Price.
IIRAIRA Issues - AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on Due Process: Recent Immigration Laws Go Too Far.
Visa may be denied to any alien who through the abuse of position, including a governmental or political party position, converts or has converted for personal gain real property that has been confiscated or expropriated, a claim to which is owned by a USC.
This rule amends and clarifies U.S. INS rules governing an H-1 and L-1 nonimmigrant's continued nonimmigrant status during the pendency of an application for adjustment of status. This rule also eliminates the requirement for those adjustment applicants who maintain valid H-1 and L-1 nonimmigrant status, and their dependent family members, to obtain advance parole prior to traveling outside the US.
May 24, 1999 INS memo on expansion of interim post-audit policy for adjustment cases involving aging-out children cases where the U.S. INS awaits only CIA background checks to include DV applicants.
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