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1998

  • Changing Name of Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551) (12/22/1998)
    INS final rule revising the name of the Form I-551 from Alien Registration Receipt Card to Permanent Resident Card. Rule is effective 1/20/99. (63 FR 70313, 12/21/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98122260.
  • INS Proposes Delegation of H-2A Authority to DOL (12/7/1998)
    INS rule proposes to amend the INS regulations by delegating to the Department of Labor (DOL) the adjudication of certain petitions for aliens coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services (H-2A petition). Comments are due by 2/5/99. (63 FR 67431, 12/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98120760.
  • INS Instructions for Filing of E Visa and EB-5 Petitions (12/4/1998)
    INS notice announces that it is directing all petitions and applications related to classification as a treaty trader (E-1), treaty investor (E-2), or alien entrepreneur (EB-5) to be filed at the newly defined TSC or the CSC. Notice is effective as of 12/4/98. (63 FR 67135, 12/4/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98120460.
  • INS/EOIR Proposed Rule on Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation for NACARA(308 KB - 11/24/1998)
    INS/EOIR proposed rule offering certain beneficiaries of the NACARA who currently have asylum applications pending and their qualified dependents, the option of applying to the INS for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal under NACARA. Comments due by 1/25/99. (63 FR 64895, 11/24/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98112460.
  • INS Notice of Imposition of Fines Under Section 231 of the INA (11/19/1998)
    INS notice clarifying policy involving the imposition of fines under section 231 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The INS will publicize criteria and implement procedures that will impose fines for violations of section 231(a) and(b). (63 FR 64284, 11/19/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98111960.
  • INS Final Rule on TPS Deadline Execptions (11/16/1998)
    INS rule providing allowing eligible persons who did not register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because they were in a status that made it unnecessary to register during the initial period may now apply for late registration. (63 FR 63593, 11/16/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98111660.
  • INS Extension of TPS Designation for Sudan (11/3/1998)
    INS notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Sudan under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59337, 11/3/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98110362.
  • INS Extension of TPS Designation for Sierra Leone (11/3/1998)
    INS notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Sierra Leone under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59336, 11/3/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98110361.
  • INS Extension of TPS Designation for Burundi (11/3/1998)
    INS notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Burundi under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59334, 11/3/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98110360.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Suspension of Privilege To Transport Aliens (10/23/1998)
    INS proposed rule allowing suspension of a commercial airline's privilege to transport aliens to the U.S. if airline brings in passengers with fraudulent documents contrary to regulation and at a significantly higher rate than industry standard. Comments are due by 12/22/98. (63 FR 56869, 10/23/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98102360.
  • INS Rule on Health Care Workers Interim Procedures (10/14/1998)
    INS interim rule, effective 12/14/98, establishing a temporary mechanism to allow applicants for immigrant visas or adjustment of status in the fields of nursing and occupational therapy to satisfy the requirements of section 343 on a provisional basis. (63 FR 55007, 10/14/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98101440.
  • INS Rule on Suspension and Cancellation of Removal (9/30/1998)
    INS rule eliminating the conditional grant process at 8 CFR 240.21, and establishing a permanent procedure for processing suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal cases in accordance with NACARA and IIRAIRA provisions. (63 FR 52134, 9/30/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98093060.
  • INS Notice of Redesignation of TPS for Liberia (9/29/1998)
    INS notice redesignates Liberia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program effective 4/7/97 and makes TPS available to eligible Liberian applicants who have continuously resided and been physically present in the U.S. since 9/29/98. (63 FR 51958, 9/29/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98092960.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Somalia (9/28/1998)
    INS notice extends, until 9/17/99, the Attorney General's designation of Somalia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). (63 FR 51602. 9/28/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98092861.
  • INS Technical Change for Submission for Immigration Use Fee Requirements (9/25/1998)
    INS final rule making administrative and technical changes to the addressee where periodic summary statements of user fees collected are to be sent, and revising the name of the payee to whose attention remittances shall be forwarded. (63 FR 51271, 9/25/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98092560.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Surrender of Aliens Ordered Removed (9/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule to require aliens subject to a final order of removal to surrender to the Service. This rule also establishes procedures for surrender, and bars persons violating these procedures from obtaining discretionary immigration benefits. (63 FR 47205, 9/4/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98090498.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Montserrat (8/27/1998)
    INS notice of the extension of Montserrat under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Eligible aliens who are nationals of Montserrat may re-register for TPS and are eligible for an extension of employment authorization. (63 FR 45864, 8/27/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98082760.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Bosnia-Hercegovina (8/24/1998)
    INS notice extends, until 8/10/99, the Attorney General's designation of Bosnia-Hercegovina under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. (63 FR 45092, 8/24/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98082460.
  • INS Notice on Derivative Refugee Status (8/17/1998)
    INS notice to organizations that assist overseas refugee applicants that the INS will grant derivative refugee status under §207(c)(2) of the INA only to a person who is the spouse or child of a refugee who qualifies for admission under §207(c)(1). (63 FR 43957, 8/17/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98081760.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Verification of Eligibility for Public Benefits (8/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule requiring certain entities that provide federal public benefits to verify applicant eligibility, by examining alien applicants' evidence of alien registration and by using a Service automated verification system. (63 FR 41662, 8/4/98) (63 FR 46511, 9/1/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98040891.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Juvenile Processing after Flores v. Reno (7/24/1998)
    INS proposed rule to establish the procedures for processing juveniles in Service custody. The new rule sets guidelines for the release of juveniles from custody and the detention of unreleased juveniles in state-licensed programs and detention facilities. (63 FR 39759, 7/24/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98072460.
  • INS Final Rule on Waiver of Inadmissibility (7/22/1998)
    INS final rule making a technical correction to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) regulations that govern the documentary requirements for immigrants and corresponding inadmissibility waivers for certain applicants for admission as permanent residents. (63 FR 39217, 7/22/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98072240.
  • INS Notice of Fingerprints Required for Certain Iraqi and Kuwaiti Nonimmigrants (7/21/1998)
    INS notice consolidating and replacing two prior notices requiring the registration and fingerprinting of certain nonimmigrants from Iraq and Kuwait. (63 FR 39109, 7/21/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98072160.
  • INS Final Rule on NATO Nonimmigrant Classes (6/12/1998)
    INS final rule recognizing the significant diplomatic and international considerations involved in NATO matters and to expand and secure employment opportunities for U.S. military personnel dependents stationed in NATO member countries. (63 FR 32113, 6/12/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98061260.
  • INS Final Rule on Paroled Cubans and Haitians (6/11/1998)
    INS final rule adopting without change an interim rule clarifying that Cuban or Haitian nationals paroled into the U.S. since 10/10/80 are considered to have been paroled in an immigration status referred to in section 501(e)(1) of the 1980 Refugee Education Assistance Act. (63 FR 31895, 6/11/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98061160.
  • INS Interim Rule on F-1 Visas for Individuals Hit by Economic Crisis (6/10/1998)
    INS interim rule on authorizing suspension of applicability of employment authorization requirements in emergent circumstances for some F-1 student whose means of financial support comes from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or the Philippines. (63 FR 31871, 6/10/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98061061.
  • INS Notice on F-1 Requirement Suspension (6/10/1998)
    INS notice of suspension of applicability of certain requirements for employment authorization for certain F-1 nonimmigrant students whose means of financial support comes from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or the Philippines. (63 FR 31874, 6/10/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98061060.
  • INS Notice of Designation of Kosovo for TPS (6/9/1998)
    INS notice designating the Province of Kosovo in the Republic of Serbia in the state of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) pursuant to section 244(b)(1) of the Act. (63 FR 31527, 6/9/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98060960.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Habitual Residence Regulation (6/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule amending the INS regulations, by adding provisions governing rights and limitations on 'habitual residence' for residents of Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. Comments must be received by August 3, 1998. (63 FR 30415, 6/4/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98060460.
  • INS Proposed Rule on H-1B Petition Changes (6/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule regarding the H-1B classification to allow petitioners to obtain and submit the required certified labor condition application after the petition is initially filed, but before the petition is adjudicated. Comments due 8/3/98. (63 FR 30419, 6/4/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98060490.
  • INS Interim Rule Expanding Direct Mail Filing for Asylee/Refugee Adjustment Applications (6/3/1998)
    INS interim rule requiring refugees and asylees to file their applications for adjustment of status directly with an INS service center for processing. Effective 6/6/98. (63 FR 30105, 6/3/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98060360.
  • DOJ Final Rule Revising FOIA Regulations (6/2/1998)
    DOJ final rule revising the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act regulations and implementating the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. (63 FR 29591, 6/1/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98060260.
  • INS Interim Rule on Section 202 of NACARA (5/21/1998)
    INS interim rule implementing §202 of the Nicaragua Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) by establishing procedures for certain nationals of Nicaragua and Cuba in the U.S. to become lawful permanent residents. Effective 6/22/98. (64 FR 27823, 5/21/98) (63 FR 35309, 6/29/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98052160.
  • INS Policy Clarification on Affidavits of Support(22 KB - 5/18/1998)
    INS notice providing additional information on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A. Four issues are covered: reduction of required supporting documentation, preferred order of documentation, form revision dates, and 1998 poverty guidelines. (63 FR 27193, 5/18/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98051860.
  • INS Notice that FY1998 H-1B Cap Reached (5/11/1998)
    INS notice on reaching the H-1B cap for FY1998. Notice describes procedures the Service will use for processing H-1B petitions for new or initial employment in the remainder of FY1998. (63 FR 25870, 5/11/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98051160.
  • INS Termination of Standardized Citizenship Testing Programs (5/6/1998)
    INS notice on the termination, effective 8/30/98, of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Standardized Citizenship Testing Program, currently conducted by non-government companies. After termination, INS will commence citizenship testing at Application Support Centers. (63 FR 25080, 5/6/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98050660.
  • INS Final Rule on Carrier Screenings (4/30/1998)
    INS final rule establishing procedures carriers must undertake for the proper screening of passengers at the ports of embarkation to become eligible for a reduction, refund, or waiver of a fine imposed under section 273 of the INA. (63 FR 23643, 4/30/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98043060.
  • INS Interim Rule on Definition of Arriving Alien (4/20/1998)
    INS interim rule to exempt from the new expedited removal procedures aliens who were paroled into the United States before 4/1/97, as well as aliens who, either before or after 4/1/97, return to the United States pursuant to a grant of advance parole. (63 FR 19382, 4/20/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98042060.
  • INS Rule on Employment Verification (4/7/1998)
    INS proposed rule limiting liability for certain technical and procedural violations of paperwork requirements for those employers that have made a good faith attempt to comply with a particular employment verification requirement. (63 FR 16909, 4/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98040760.
  • INS Notice of TPS Termination for Liberia (3/31/1998)
    INS notice of termination of Liberia under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after six month extension. Eligible aliens may re- register for TPS and extension of employment authorization for a final 6-month period. (63 FR 15437, 3/31/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98033160.
  • INS Expansion of Direct Mail Program (3/23/1998)
    INS notice of the expansion of the Direct Mail Program to the Honolulu, Phoenix, and San Diego District Offices and the Agana, Calexico, Las Vegas, Reno, and Tucson Suboffices on the current list of direct mail sites for filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. (63 FR 13878, 3/23/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98032360.
  • INS Notice of Implementation of IIRAIRA as it Pertains to FGM (3/19/1998)
    INS notice of the implementation of Section 644 of IIRAIRA that requires officials to provide information on the harms and legal consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM) to incoming immigrant and nonimmigrant aliens. (63 FR 13433, 3/19/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98031960.
  • INS Interim Rule on Fingerprints (3/17/1998)
    INS interim rule on accepting fingerprints only at INS-designated centers and formally ending the Designated Fingerprinting Services certification program. Procedures for collecting fingerprints are discussed. (63 FR 12979, 3/17/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98031760.
  • INS Final Rule on Procedures for Filing Form I-730 for Derivatives (1/27/1998)
    INS final rule providing guidelines and procedures for filing a derivative petition (Form I-730) for a spouse and unmarried children of a refugee/asylee. (63 FR 3792, 1/27/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98012760.
  • INS Final Rule on Entry Under NAFTA (1/9/1998)
    INS final rule on the temporary entry for business persons under the NAFTA provisions. (63 FR 1331, 1/9/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98010960.
  • INS Proposed Rule on the Reduction of Acceptable Documents for Form I-9 (2/2/1998)
    INS proposed rule on Form I-9 changes including the proposal to streamline the number of acceptable documents for employment eligability as called for under IIRAIRA. (63 FR 5287, 2/2/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98020240.
  • INS Notice on the Expansion of the Direct Mail Program (1/7/1998)
    INS notice of the expansion of INS Direct Mail Programs for most District Offices and Suboffices for filing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Depending upon location, applicants may now send their Form N-400 directly to the regional Service Center. (63 FR 891, 1/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98010760.
 
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