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  • CBP Notice on Border Crossing Opening & Class B Port of Entry Description (12/28/2012)
    CBP notice of final rule establishing a border crossing in Big Bend National Park in Texas called Boquillas and designating it as a Customs station for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry (POE) for immigration purposes. (77 FR 76346, 12/28/12) AILA Doc. No. 12122800.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122800.
  • DHS Notice on CFR Corrections for Procedures for Asylum & Withholding of Removal (12/28/2012)
    DHS notice on corrections to 8 CFR Part 208 on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal related to termination of asylum or withholding of removal or deportation (77 FR 76352, 12/28/12). AILA Doc. No. 12122859.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122859.
  • DHS Notice on CFR Corrections for Adjustment of Status of Refugees & Aliens Granted Asylum (12/28/2012)
    DHS notice on corrections to 8 CFR Part 209 on Adjustment of Status of Refugees & Aliens Granted Asylum related to medical exams, inadmissible aliens, and more (77 FR 76352, 12/28/12). AILA Doc. No. 12122858.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122858.
  • DHS Notice on CFR Corrections for Nonimmigrant Classes (12/28/2012)
    DHS notice on corrections to 8 CFR Part 214 for nonimmigrant classes related to validity of H-2A petitions and more (77 FR 76353, 12/28/12). AILA Doc. No. 12122857.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122857.
  • USCIS Notice on Extension of the Re-registration Period for Haiti Temporary Protected Status (12/28/2012)
    USCIS notice stating that due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on many Haiti TPS beneficiaries’ ability to timely file for re-registration, DHS is extending the re-registration period through January 29, 2013 (77 FR 76503, 12/28/12). AILA Doc. No. 12122840.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122840.
  • USCIS Notice on Petition for Alien Fiance(e) Form I-129F (12/20/2012)
    USCIS notice of information collection on Petition for Alien Fiance(e) Form I-129F. Comments are due 1/14/13 (77 FR 74487, 12/14/12). AILA Doc. No. 12122059.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122059.
  • DHS Notice on Standards to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Confinement Facilities (Updated 12/19/12) (12/19/2012)
    DHS Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking on issuing regulations that set standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities, pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. AILA Doc. No. 12121065.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121065.
  • DHS Notice on Implementation of Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee (12/14/2012)
    DHS notice announcing that beginning 2/1/13, they will begin to collect a $165 Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee (USCIS Immigrant Fee) from individuals who have been issued immigrant visas & are applying for admission to the United States (77 FR 74490, 12/14/12). AILA Doc. No. 12121455.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121455.
  • USCIS Notice on Form N-600K Application for Citizenship (Updated 12/4/12) (12/4/2012)
    USCIS notice of information collection on Form N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322. Comments are due 2/1/13 (77 FR 71609, 12/3/12). AILA Doc. No. 12120343.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120343.
  • USCIS Notice on Form I-131 Application for Travel Document (11/30/2012)
    USCIS information collection notice on Form I-131 (Application for Travel Document) so DACA recipients who need to travel outside U.S. based on humanitarian, employment or education reasons can request advance parole documents. Comments due 12/31/12 (77 FR 71432, 11/30/12).
    AILA Doc. No. 12113044.
  • DHS Notice on CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Numerical Limitation for FY2013 (11/30/2012)
    DHS notice on the annual fiscal year numerical limitation for CNMI-only Transitional Worker (CW–1) nonimmigrant classification for fiscal year 2013 being set at 15,000. (77 FR 71287, 11/30/12) AILA Doc. No. 12113043.
    AILA Doc. No. 12113043.
  • USCIS Notice on Form I-817 for Application for Family Unity Benefits (11/8/2012)
    USCIS notice on revised Form I–817, Application for Family Unity Benefits, to incorporate the 2 column format to expedite application processing, incorporate standard language in the instructions, and to clarify areas of the instructions. Comments due 12/31/12 (77 FR 65703). AILA Doc. No. 12110849.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110849.
  • USCIS Notice on Revised Form I-600 and Form I-600A (11/8/2012)
    USCIS notice of information collection on Form I-600 and Form I-600A, which seeks to clarify language on combination filings & biometric services fees for those petitioners living abroad. Comments are due 12/31/12 (77 FR 65709, 10/30/12). AILA Doc. No. 12110845.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110845.
  • DHS Notice on Designation of Taiwan for Visa Waiver Program (10/22/2012)
    DHS notice designating Taiwan for participation in Visa Waiver Program allowing eligible citizens, nationals & passport holders for admission at U.S. ports of entry as nonimmigrant aliens for a period of 90 days or less without a nonimmigrant visa (77 FR 64409, 10/22/12). AILA Doc. No. 12102241.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102241.
  • DHS Notice on the Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Haitian F–1 Students (Updated 10/01/12) (10/1/2012)
    DHS notice on the extension of employment authorization for certain Haitian F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship. The notice is effective 7/22/11 through 1/22/13. (76 FR 28997, 5/19/11) (75 FR 56120, 9/15/10) (77 FR 59942, 10/1/12). AILA Doc. No. 10091562.
    AILA Doc. No. 10091562.
  • DHS Notice on TPS Extension for Haiti (10/1/2012)
    DHS notice extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from January 23, 2013 through July 22, 2014. The 60-day re-registration period begins October 1, 2012 and will remain in effect until November 30, 2012. (77 FR 59943, 10/1/12) AILA Doc. No. 12100144.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100144.
  • USCIS Extension of Comment Request on Form I-9 (Updated 9/17/12) (9/17/2012)
    USCIS published a second correction, due to a typographical error in the 9/10/12 posting, and extended the comment period. Comments will now be accepted until 10/15/12. (77 FR 56856, 09/14/12) (77 FR 55486, 09/10/12) (77 FR 50710, 08/22/12) (77 FR 18256, 3/27/12). AILA Doc. No. 12032720.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032720.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-924 (Updated 8/27/12) (8/27/2012)
    USCIS notice of a 30-day extension of a comment period on the validity of Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. Comments are due 9/20/12. (77 FR 50520, 8/21/12). AILA Doc. No. 12051046.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051046.
  • DHS Notice on Activities Relating to Saddam Hussein Ouster in Iraq (8/24/2012)
    DHS notice on waiving inadmissibility for any activity or association relating to the uprisings against the government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq between March 1 and April 5, 1991, provided that the alien satisfies the relevant agency authority (77 FR 51545, 08/24/12). AILA Doc. No. 12082446.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082446.
  • DHS Notice on Form I-765 & Employment Authorization (Updated 8/17/12) (8/17/2012)
    DHS notice of information collection under review for 30 days for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Comments are due 9/17/12 (77 FR 49453, 08/16/12). AILA Doc. No. 12081643.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081643.
  • DHS Notice on DACA and Form I-821D (Updated 8/17/12) (8/17/2012)
    DHS notice of information collection under review for 30 days for Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Comments are due 9/17/12 (77 FR 49451, 08/16/12). AILA Doc. No. 12081642.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081642.
  • DHS Notice on TRIG Exemption for Individuals Previously Granted Immigration Benefits (8/17/2012)
    DHS notice on waiving inadmissibility based on material support for organizations that are Tier III terrorist groups at the time of the applicant's support to the group, with certain exceptions (77 FR 49821, 08/17/12). AILA Doc. No. 12081746.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081746.
  • USCIS Notice of Information Collection on Form I-243 (8/17/2012)
    USCIS notice of information collection request for review on whether to revise the Form I-243, Application for Removal. Comments are due 10/16/12 (77 FR 49822, 08/17/12). AILA Doc. No. 12081742.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081742.
  • DHS Notice on Extension of Border Zone in New Mexico (8/13/2012)
    DHS notice of proposed rulemaking on amending rule which would extend the border zone up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for Border Crossing Card (BCC) holders in the state of New Mexico without obtaining a Form I-94 (77 FR 47558, 08/09/12). AILA Doc. No. 12081341.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081341.
  • DHS Notice on Privacy Act of 1974 CBP-017 AFI System of Records (8/10/2012)
    DHS final rule amending its regulations on "Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP—017 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) System of Records" from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. (77 FR 47767, 08/10/12) AILA Doc. No. 12081000.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081000.
  • DHS Changes to Privacy Act System of Records Notice for Fraud Detection/National Security Records (8/8/2012)
    DHS notice of changes to a privacy act system of records titled “Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services—006 Fraud Detection & National Security Data –System & renaming it Fraud Detection & National Security Records.’’(77 FR 47411, 08/08/12) AILA Doc. No. 12080846.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080846.
  • DHS Changes to Privacy Act System of Records Notice for SAVE Program (8/8/2012)
    DHS notice of changes to a privacy act system of records titled “Department of Homeland Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services—004—Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements [SAVE] Program System of Records.’’ (77 FR 47415, 08/08/12) AILA Doc. No. 12080844.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080844.
  • DHS Changes to Privacy Act System of Records Notice for E-Verify (8/8/2012)
    DHS notice of changes to a privacy act system of records titled, ‘‘Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations—011 E-Verify Program System of Records.” (77 FR 47419, 08/08/12) AILA Doc. No. 12080843.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080843.
  • DHS Notice on ESTA System of Records (7/30/2012)
    DHS Federal Register notice on Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records which collects and maintains a record of nonimmigrant aliens seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Comments due 8/29/12 (77 FR 44642, 07/30/12). AILA Doc. No. 12073049.
    AILA Doc. No. 12073049.
  • DHS Notice on Exercise of Authority Under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of INA (7/16/2012)
    DHS notice of determination announcing that section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of INA shall not apply to a person for any activity or association relating to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), provided that they satisfy relevant agency criteria. (77 FR 41795, 07/16/12) AILA Doc. No. 12071600.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071600.
  • CBP Notice on Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement (Updated 6/8/12) (6/8/2012)
    CBP 30-Day notice of extended information collection on certain requirements concerning the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement. Comments will be accepted until May 10, 2012. (77 FR 21578, 04/10/12) AILA Doc. No. 12041041.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041041.
  • DHS Notice on Analytical Framework for Intelligence System of Records (6/7/2012)
    DHS notice exempting the "Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection— 017 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) System of Records" from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of several requirements. (77 FR 33683, 6/7/12) AILA Doc. No. 12060701.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060701.
  • DHS Notice on Operations Collection Planning Coordination & Fusion System of Records (6/7/2012)
    DHS notice exempting the "Department of Homeland Security Office of Operations Coordination and Planning–003 Operations Collection, Planning, Coordination, Reporting, Analysis, and Fusion System of Records" from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. (77 FR 33605, 6/7/12) AILA Doc. No. 12060700.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060700.
  • DHS Notice on Implementation of Exemptions Automated Targeting System (5/23/2012)
    DHS notice of proposed rulemaking on the ‘‘Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection—006— Automated Targeting System (ATS) System of Records” to ensure that exemptions previously published are clearly & appropriately applied. (77 FR 30433, 5/23/12) AILA Doc. No. 13052300.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052300.
  • DHS Notice on Implementation of Exemptions Automated Targeting System (5/23/2012)
    DHS notice of proposed rulemaking on the "Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection—006— Automated Targeting System (ATS) System of Records" to ensure that exemptions previously published are clearly & appropriately applied. (77 FR 30433, 5/23/12) AILA Doc. No. 13052301.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052301.
  • DHS Federal Register Notice on TPS Re-Designation of Somalia (5/1/2012)
    DHS Federal Register notice announcing the extension of existing designation of Somalia for temporary protected status for 18 months from 9/18/12 through 3/17/14 & re-designating Somalia for TPS for 18 months, effective 9/18/12 through 3/17/14. (77 FR 25723, 05/01/12) AILA Doc. No. 12050142.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050142.
  • Extension of USCIS Notice for Information Collection Request on USCIS Case Status Online (Updated 4/13/12) (4/13/2012)
    USCIS 30-Day extension on notice of information collection on DHS’ evaluation about whether to revise the USCIS Case Status Online. Comments will be accepted until May 14, 2012. (77 FR 22333, 04/13/12, 77 FR 4574, 01/30/12) AILA Doc. No. 12013069.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013069.
  • Corrected DHS Federal Register Notice on Syrian TPS Application Deadline (4/3/2012)
    DHS notice correcting the application filing deadline for Syria TPS designation from September 30, 2013 to September 25, 2012. (77 FR 20046, 04/03/12) AILA Doc. No. 12040342.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040342.
  • DHS Federal Register Notice on Syrian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students (4/3/2012)
    DHS notice that they have suspended certain regulatory requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria & who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. (77 FR 20038, 04/03/12) AILA Doc. No. 12040340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040340.
  • USCIS Proposed Rule on I-601 Stateside Waivers (4/2/2012)
    USCIS proposed rule to allow certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to request provisional unlawful presence waivers prior to departing the U.S. for consular processing. (77 FR 19902, 04/02/12). AILA Doc. No. 12033061.
    AILA Doc. No. 12033061.
  • CBP Notice on Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement (3/30/2012)
    CBP 60-day notice of information collection on certain requirements concerning the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement. Comments will be accepted until May 29, 2012. (77 FR 19304, 03/30/12) AILA Doc. No. 12033062.
    AILA Doc. No. 12033062.
  • DHS Federal Register Notice on Syria TPS Designation (3/29/2012)
    DHS Federal Register notice announcing that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective March 29, 2012 through September 30, 2013. (77 FR 19026, 03/29/12) AILA Doc. No. 12032940.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032940.
  • CBP Federal Register Notice on Expanded Definition of Family for Customs Declaration (3/27/2012)
    CBP notice to expand definition of “members of a family residing in one household” for purposes of filing a joint customs declaration to more accurately reflect relationships among members of the public who are traveling together as a family. (77 FR 18143, 3/27/12) AILA Doc. No. 12032639.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032639.
  • DHS Notice on Expansion of Global Entry Program (3/26/2012)
    DHS general notice on the expansion of the international traveler program called Global Entry which allows CBP to expedite clearance of preapproved, low-risk air travelers arriving in the US to four additional airports. (77 FR 17492, 3/26/12) AILA Doc. No. 12032662.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032662.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-601 Revision (Updated 6/7/12) (6/7/2012)
    USCIS 30-Day notice of information collection on the Form I-601. Comments will be accepted until July 9, 2012. (77 FR 33759, 06/07/12, 77 FR 12071, 02/28/12). AILA Doc. No. 12022844.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022844.
  • DHS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (2/13/2012)
    DHS regulatory agenda provides a semiannual summary of all current and projected rulemakings, existing regulations, and completed actions of the Department. (77 FR 7960, 02/13/12) AILA Doc. No. 12021359.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021359.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Collection of Feedback Through Focus Groups (2/9/2012)
    USCIS notice of a 60-day comment period on the submission of a Generic Information Collection Request “Collection of Qualitative Feedback through Focus Groups” to OMB for approval. Comments are due 4/9/12. (FR 77 6573, 2/8/12). AILA Doc. No. 12020962.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020962.
  • USCIS Notice for Information Request on Form I-290B (2/7/2012)
    USCIS 60-Day notice of information collection on whether to revise the Form I-290B. Comments will be accepted until April 9, 2012. (77 FR 6134, 02/07/12) AILA Doc. No. 12020764.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020764.
  • CBP Notice on Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement (2/7/2012)
    CBP 60-Day notice of information collection on certain requirements concerning the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement. Comments will be accepted until April 9, 2012. (77 FR 6137, 02/07/12) AILA Doc. No. 12020763.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020763.
  • DHS Notice on Final Rule for Global Entry Program (2/6/2012)
    DHS final rule on an international traveler program called Global Entry which allows CBP to expedite clearance of preapproved, low-risk air travelers arriving in the US. This final rule establishes Global Entry as an ongoing voluntary regulatory program (77 FR 5681, 2/6/12) AILA Doc. No. 12020662.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020662.
  • CBP Notice on Native American Tribal Card for Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (1/31/2012)
    CBP notice officially designating an approved Native American Tribal Card issued by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho (Kootenai Tribe) to U.S. and Canadian citizens as an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. (77 FR 4822, 01/31/12) AILA Doc. No. 12013162.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013162.
  • USCIS Notice of Extension of TPS for El Salvador (Updated 1/20/12) (1/20/2012)
    USCIS notice that DHS has extended the designation of El Salvador for TPS for 18 months from its current expiration date of 3/9/12 through 9/9/13. (77 FR 2990, 1/20/12) (77 FR 1710, 1/11/12) AILA Doc. No. 12011165.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011165.
  • DHS Notice of Eligible H-2A and H-2B Countries for 2012 (1/18/2012)
    DHS notice identifying 58 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for 2012, effective 1/18/12. (77 FR 2558, 1/18/12). AILA Doc. No. 12011861.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011861.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Regulations Governing Discipline of Immigration Practitioners (1/13/2012)
    USCIS interim rule with a 30-day comment period on the reorganization of regulations governing the discipline of immigration practitioners. Rule is effective 1/13/12. Comments are due 2/13/12. (77 FR 2011, 1/13/12) AILA Doc. No. 12011362.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011362.
  • USCIS Notice of Intent to Implement Stateside Processing of Unlawful Presence Waivers (1/9/2012)
    USCIS notice of intent to consider regulatory changes that would allow certain immediate relatives to request provisional unlawful presence waivers prior to departing the U.S. for consular processing. (77 FR 1040, 1/9/12) AILA Doc. No. 12010660.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010660.