LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
Last updated: Tuesday, November 30, 1999
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INS is processing pending and new adjustment cases without waiting for CIA clearance. If the CIA later indicates a problem, rescission of permanent residence and removal may be instituted.
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President authorizes up to $40 million, from Emergency Refugee & Migration Assistance Fund, to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs due to Timor and North Caucasus crises. (64 FR 65653, 11/23/99)
Many legal permanent residents need to renew their green cards in the coming months, but some should proceed carefully to ensure that their rights are preserved.
State Department issues notice delegating to Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs duties relating to J Visa exchange visitor program [INA §§101(a)(15)(J) & 212(j)]. (64 FR 63840, 11/22/99)
Texas Service Center Adjudication Reference Sheets revised 3/19/99.
Update on class action filed on behalf of all Honduran nationals who timely submitted a prima facie application for TPS with the VSC but have not received the temporary benefits required by law. American Immigration Law Foundation is co-counsel.
INS opinion letter stating that an H-1B change of employer approved subsequent to travel on the initial H-1B does not effect the validity date of the petition filed by the second employer.
White House proclamation (11/12/99) suspending IVs and NIVs for Milosevic and certain undesignated persons "responsible for repression of the civilian population in Kosovo or for policies that obstruct democracy" in Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
Mail applications from U.S. for revalidation of nonimmigrant visas for Japanese applicants must be accompanied by postal money order. NIV Unit is not accepting bank-certified checks, cashiers checks, personal checks, or any other form of payment.
Board Questions Nature Of Job For Live-In Alien.
Panel Upheld Denial Although CO Failed to Give Instructions.
Manila is no longer accepting walk-in applications for NIVs. Instead, appointments are necessary. At this time, appointments are backlogged three weeks, and the wait is expected to become longer.
Denial Upheld but Irregularities At COs Office Raise Objections.
Request For Documentation Found to be Overly Broad.
Employer Correct in Accepting U.S. Workers Rejection of Offer.
Section-by-Section Summary of the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-95). Contains provisions creating a new nonimmigrant nurses category, 212(a)(5)(C) certification for nurses, national interest waivers for physicians, and L-1 and EB-1 qualification for international accounting and managemen
Immigration judge and BIA have jurisdiction to adjudicate aliens request for waiver of inadmissibility pursuant to INA §209(c), following INSs initial denial of such waiver.
Attorney General's designation of Sierra Leone under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is extended for one year, until November 2, 2000. (64 FR 61125, 9-Nov-99)
Attorney General's designation of Sudan under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is extended for one year, until November 2, 2000. (64 FR 61128, 9-Nov-99)
Due to Y2K-bug concerns, consular posts will suspend NIV services for first two business days of 2000, and IV services for first two weeks of 2000. Also, prospective adoptive parents are discouraged from going overseas early in the year.
Attorney General's designation of Burundi under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is extended for one year, until November 2, 2000. (64 FR 61123, 9-Nov-99)
Texas Immigrant & Refugee Coalition and other groups submit letter to state agency urging repeal of requirement that applicants for drivers licenses or identification cards submit SSN and proof of legal status.
This INS memo removes the requirement that the I-485 of a principal applicant for adjustment under NACARA be approved before a allowing dependent's to receive advance parole. Memo courtesy of AILA Member Mario Lovo.
The model Memorandum of Understanding and overview of rules for employer participation were distributed at a briefing by INS regarding the Pilot Employment Eligibility Confirmation System.
New INS two page fact sheet, "A Quick Guide to Public Charge and Receipt of Public Benefits," provides plain-language summary of current provision.
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