LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
Last updated: Thursday, November 30, 2000
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Proposed rule would enable termination of deportation, and institution of removal, proceedings for persons without final administrative orders who are ineligible for relief under deportation proceedings but eligible for relief under removal. (65 FR 71273, 11/30/00)
INS summarizes the Commissioner's November 17, 2000 memorandum on prosecutorial discretion.
INS addresses counting of H-1Bs under new law, I-9 verification under portability and extension provisions, and other issues related to the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act.
INS advises of possible need for advance parole when an adjustment of status application is pending, and appears to suggest that adjustment may be needed for travel while a change of status application is pending.
Commissioner Meissner issues a memo outlining considerations and procedures for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in all stages of the enforcement process. (1.5 MB PDF file)
Issues discussed include IV processing changes, affidavits of support, third country processing, J waiver problems, the National Visa Center, visa revalidations, advisory opinions, and the use of B visas to enter the U.S. to seek employment.
Discussions included such topics as concurrent I-140/I-485 filings; I-485s for spouses acquired after AOS filing; I-140 expedites; H-2B regulations; operation of the AAO; NACARA application jurisdiction; and optional practical training for master's students.
This Legislative Update includes the latest news from Congress and issues in the media.
Department of State announces a 60-day comment period on a proposed information collection form regarding J waiver applications. (65 FR 69799, 11/20/00).
TPS designation for Somalia is extended until September 17, 2001. The re-registration period ends December 20, 2000. (65 FR 69789, 11/20/00).
Section 586 of Public Law No., 106-429 authorizes the Attorney General to adjust the status of parolees who are natives or citizens of Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia, who were inspected and paroled into the United States prior to October 1, 1997, and who are otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa.
Full Text of HR 2883 in HTML and PDF formats
DOL has been informed by INS that the delegation of authority to DOL of authority over H-2A petitions will be deferred until October 1, 2001. (65 FR 67628, 11/13/00)
INS is deferring effectiveness of the transfer of authority over agricultural worker petitions to the Labor Department until October 1, 2001. (65 FR 67616, 11/13/00)
Full text of the oath waiver legislation in HTML and PDF format.
CONNECT! Newsletter on business immigration. Freely Distributable!
TPS for Sudan has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000.
TPS for Burundi has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000.
TPS for Sierra Leone has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000.
The State Dept. informs posts of some of the provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty First Century Act ('AC21').
The State Dept. reminds posts of the limited circumstances under which I-864 affidavits of support can be required in employment-based cases.
The State Dept. advises posts of clearance procedures for certain Liberians.
The State Dept. advises that the post in Libreville has resumed providing the full range of visa services.
The State Dept. advises posts of the provisions of the now-permanent Visa Waiver Program.
INS announces a computer matching program that allows the Minnesota Dept. of Economic Security to confirm the immigration status of applicants for, and recipients of, unemployment compensation benefits. (65 FR 66766, 11/7/00)
List and brief summary of immigration legislation recently enacted.
AILA today called on President Clinton and leaders of the Senate and House to negotiate a reasonable agreement that will help long-time immigrants and their families become permanent residents.
Update on LIFA and description of LIFE provisions in the final days of Congress.
Selected BALCA Case Summaries.
The President Signs Bill Protecting Battered Immigrants and The Victims of Trafficking.
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