February 13, 2013
- Don't Miss AILA's Live Updates From the Senate Hearing on Immigration Reform
AILA is providing live updates on today's Senate hearing, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform," featuring DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. AILA also submitted testimony for the Senate hearing.
- USCIS Publishes Revised Form N-470
USCIS published a revised Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, with an edition date of 1/3/2013. USCIS will accept older editions for 60 days. Beginning 4/12/13, USCIS will only accept the 1/3/2013 edition. Also, customers must now mail Form N-470 to the Dallas Lockbox facility.
- So What's New on AILALink?
Business Immigration: Law & Practice is what's new! Subscribe to AILALink today for fully-searchable access to this one-of-a-kind treatise that provides analysis of U.S. business immigration laws and practical advice that you can use in your day-to-day practice.
- New Information for Attorney Users of USCIS ELIS
At the 2/11/13 AILA meeting with the USCIS Office of Transformation, USCIS released instructions for attorneys and accredited representatives who wish to appear on behalf of an applicant who has already filed through USCIS ELIS, along with a fact sheet on e-Filing steps for representatives, and statistics on ELIS usage through 2/7/13. Please also note that ELIS will not be available on 2/17/13 from 4:00 am (ET) to 2:00 pm (ET) due to routine maintenance.
- Do You Have Questions for CBP?
AILA's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Liaison Committee requests agenda items for an upcoming meeting with CBP. Please submit agenda item suggestions to Anita Sorensen at email@example.com by COB Friday, 2/22/13.
- DOL Issues 8th Round of FAQs on H-2A Final Rule
DOL released Round 8 of its FAQs on the 2010 H-2A final rule which address new topics including custom combine activities, housing inspections, filing an application, rates of pay, reimbursable costs, surety bonds, and recruitment.
- Don't Mess With Taxes!
Join us on February 28 for an AILA web seminar on the U.S. income tax system as it differentiates between U.S. residents, citizens, and non-residents. You can view AILA's monthly calendar of events for more seminars and activities. Register today!
- NY Times: A New Bipartisan Team Tackles Immigration
According to The New York Times, the Bipartisan Policy Center assembled a team of two Democrats, Henry Cisneros and Edward G. Rendell, and two Republicans, Haley Barbour and Condoleezza Rice, to lead a new commission to push Congress to act on immigration. You can view this story and more in AILA's daily immigration news clips here.
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