LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
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Proposed DOS rule would amend 22 CFR 42.71 to require IV applicants to pay fee upon notification that visa is expected to be available, and would clarify §40.1 definition of application for a visa. Comments due 27-Dec-99. (64 FR 58004, 28-Oct-99)
Post-New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) National Interest Waiver (NIW) approvals, submitted by the Law Office of Sheela Murthy, P.C.
This Practice Pointers, consisting of short bullet points and a longer narrative section, is designed to assist practitioners working on gender-based asylum claims following the Board's decision in Matter of R-A-, Int. Dec. 3403 (BIA 1999
EEOC states that it regards unauthorized workers to be protected by discrimination laws to the same extent as any other worker. This includes eligibility for back pay, reinstatement, retaliation remedies, attorneys' fees and costs.
Part two of the I-129 and the I-824 provides examples of which boxes to check to ensure or avoid consular notification.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Visas: A Basic Primer.' Freely distributable.
Revised AILA advocacy issue paper on 'naturalization system needs to serve eligible people.' freely distributable.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Legal Immigration to the United States.' Freely distributable.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Family-Based Immigration.' Freely distributable.
IIRAIRA Issues - AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on Due Process: Recent Immigration Laws Go Too Far.
Part of 245i Restoration Advocacy Packet. See the AILA Advocacy Center for details.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Repeal Section of Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA).' Freely distributable.
AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Agency In Meltdown: Major Problems Continue with INS Adjudication of Benefits for Immigrants.' Freely distributable.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Business Immigration to the United States.' Freely distributable.
Revised AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Employment-Based Immigration.' Freely distributable.
AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Employment-Based Immigrants: Per-Country Limits Make No Sense.' Freely distributable.
AILA Advocacy Issue Paper on 'Keeping Labor Certification Programs in ETA.' Freely distributable.
DOS Cable: A State Department Advisory Opinion indicates that, for purposes of INA §212(a)(9) bars, a Canadian or Commonwealth citizen residing in Canada who entered the U.S. with inspection but was not issued an I-94 should be treated the same as an F-1 or J-1 in duration of status.
Final Rule (amending 8 CFR Part 3) authorizes single Board members to summarily affirm certain rulings and to adjudicate on merits certain other rulings. (64 FR 56135)
Oct. 4, 1999 INS memo provides guidance on waivers of the two-year foreign residence requirement for foreign medical graduates (FMGs).
July 9, 1999 INS memo provides clarification of the interim field guidance relating to documentation required to support a special immigrant juvenile petition.
Effective October 1, 1999, the United States Information Agency (USIA) merged with the Department of State (DOS).
Sept. 29, 1999 INS memo estimates 660,000 permanent resident cards (I-551's) will expire within the next twelve to fourteen months. INS has established an interim process for renewing the permanent resident cards.
A briefing on the status of the employment verification pilot programs will be held October 19 at INS HQ. Those wishing to attend should notify Dr. Carolyn Shettle of Temple Univ. Instit. for Survey Research by October 14. (64 FR 54055)
USIA regulations proposed on April 13,1999, with respect to the obligations of au pair sponsoring programs (22 CFR 514.31), have been finalized as proposed. (64 FR 53929)
Bureau of Prisons proposes to amend 28 CFR 571.21(e) to eliminate $10 release gratuity for aliens released for deportation, exclusion, or removal. Comments due by 3-Dec-99. (64 FR 53871)
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