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  • INS alert to Haitian nationals granted EAD through DED(109 KB - 12/28/1999)
    INS alert to Haitian nationals concerning the automatic extension until September 30, 2000 of DED related employment authorization. AILA Doc. No. 99122805
    AILA Doc. No. 99122805.
  • INS Issues Statement on FY 1999 H-1B 'Overage' (12/28/1999)
    The INS has issued a statement regarding implementation of an audit with respect to its purported 'overage' of H-1B issuances in fiscal 1999. The statement indicates that INS will not release data on the H-1B program until INS is certain of its accuracy, but gives no estimate as to when that certainty might occur.
    AILA Doc. No. 99122807.
  • INS Statement On Equalizing H-1B Processing Pace (12/28/1999)
    The INS has issued a statement indicating implementation of a policy to ensure that all 4 service centers are processing H-1Bs at the same pace. It indicates that corrective actions, including increasing or decreasing processing at a particular center, may be taken if one processes ahead of or behind the others.
    AILA Doc. No. 99122808.
  • INS Retracts H-1B Top User Information (12/28/1999)
    The INS has retracted information it previously released regarding the top 20 companies that supposedly filed the most H-1B petitions in fiscal year 1998, noting that the 'information is not accurate.'
    AILA Doc. No. 99122806.
  • INS Adopts New Legal Interpretation on Mandatory Detention (7/13/1999)
    INS News Release on changes in the legal interpretation of the mandatory detention requirements of IIRAIRA. The change gives some aliens who completed their criminal sentences prior to the implementation of the mandatory detention requirements in October 1998 the right to be considered for release from detention pending their removal hearings.
  • INS Press Release Announcing H-1B Cap Reached (6/14/1999)
    INS announced Friday that it will stop accepting H-1B visa petitions for FY99 employment of H-1B workers. The INS has determined that the 115,000 annual cap on the H-1B visa category for FY 1999 will be reached on June 15, 1999, based on petitions already filed.
    AILA Doc. No. 99061440.
  • Questions and Answers on HRIFA (5/13/1999)
    INS Fact Sheet on implementation of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (HRIFA) - Questions and Answers.
    AILA Doc. No. 99051140.
  • HRIFA At-a-Glance (5/13/1999)
    INS Fact Sheet on implementation of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (HRIFA) - HRIFA At-a-Glance.
    AILA Doc. No. 99051340.
  • INS Announces HRIFA Procedures (5/13/1999)
    INS Fact Sheet on implementation of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (HRIFA) - INS Announces HRIFA Procedures.
    AILA Doc. No. 99051341.
  • New Mandatory Review Policy For INS Long-Term Detainees (5/4/1999)
    INS April 30, 1999, Statement by Commissioner Meissner on INS policy for mandatory review of long-term detainees.
    AILA Doc. No. 99050459.
  • H-1B Approvals as of December 1998 (1/27/1999)
    INS Reports that as of December 31, 1998, a total of 59,108 H-1B visas subject to the cap had been used.
    AILA Doc. No. 99012757.
  • INS Reports FY 1997 Immigration Totals (1/22/1999)
    The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) today announced that 798,378 persons legally immigrated to the United States in Fiscal Year (FY) 1997.
    AILA Doc. No. 99012240.
  • INS Issues New Guidelines for Children's Asylum Claims (12/11/1998)
    December 10, 1998, INS News Release on guidelines 'designed to enhance the ability of INS officers to evaluate claims of children seeking asylum.'
    AILA Doc. No. 98121159.
  • INS/DOL Agreement Signed (11/25/1998)
    INS Press Release - The Department of Justice, INS and the DOL Employment Standards Administration (ESA) have entered into an agreement to enhance worksite enforcement sanctions and labor standards.
    AILA Doc. No. 98112559.
  • INS/DOL Agreement Signed (11/23/1998)
    Backgrounder - The Department of Justice, INS and the DOL Employment Standards Administration (ESA) have entered into an agreement to enhance worksite enforcement sanctions and labor standards.
    AILA Doc. No. 98112359.
  • INS Extends Temporary Suspension of Removals for Central Americans Through January 7 (11/17/1998)
    The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) announces today that it will extend through January 7, 1999, the temporary suspension of removals in effect for aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
    AILA Doc. No. 98111758.
  • INS NatzNews (11/11/1998)
    November edition of the INS' Community Outreach Publication, NatzNews. Topics discussed include naturalization funding increases, examination fees, Citizenship Day, KPMG audit results, fee changes, naturalization backlog reduction, CLAIMS 4 development and disability waiver pilot.
    AILA Doc. No. 98111140.
  • INS/Florida Migration Efforts (10/21/1998)
    INS October 19, 1998, Press Release on its agreement with the state of Florida to provide for a joint response to a mass influx of aliens.
    AILA Doc. No. 98102159.
  • Santa Clara Backlog (8/19/1998)
    INS Press Release on citizenship application backlog reduction efforts in Santa Clara, California.
  • INS H-1B Counting Process (4/30/1998)
    The INS tracks the number of H-1B petitions approved in a fiscal year through CLAIMS after they are adjudicated at the service centers. Each center has its own LAN which captures the information from the Form I-129 which then are downloaded into the mainframe CLAIMS computer on a daily basis. An overall report is then run.
  • Green Card Background (4/21/1998)
    INS historical background on the evolution of the Green Card.
    AILA Doc. No. 98042140.
  • Green Card Questions & Answers (4/21/1998)
    INS Questions and Answers on the new Green Card for Permanent Residents.
    AILA Doc. No. 98042140.
  • INS on Coopers Naturalization Proposal (2/13/1998)
    INS Press Release on the Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. 'Blueprint for the New Naturalization Process,' a proposal that would dramatically overhaul the citizenship program over the next several years.
    AILA Doc. No. 98021358.
  • INS Haitian DED (2/13/1998)
    INS Guidelines on asylum applications for Haitians under Deferred Enforced Departure.
    AILA Doc. No. 98021359.
  • INS on I-9 Changes (2/2/1998)
    INS News release from 1/30/98 on changes of acceptable documents for employment eligability verification (Form I-9).
    AILA Doc. No. 98020240.
  • AG to Review N-J-B, Announces Legis. Fix (7/10/1997)
    Attorney General Janet Reno announces that she is reviewing the BIA decision in Matter of N-J-B, and also that the Clinton Administration is proposing legislation to ameliorate the harsh consequences of IIRAIRA, including those brought about by the 4,000 cap on suspension.
    AILA Doc. No. 97071059.
  • Changes Affecting F-1 Student Visas Fact Sheet (3/21/1997)
    As of 11/30/1996, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibited any alien from receiving an F-1 student visa if the alien was coming to attend a public elementary school, grades Kindergarten through 8, or a publicly-funded adult education program.
    AILA Doc. No. 97032159.
  • INS Statement on H-1B Visa Cap (9/16/1996)
    The Immigration and Nationality Act permits nonimmigrant workers to enter the United States to perform services in a specialty occupation which requires a bachelor's degree or higher, or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability.
    AILA Doc. No. 96091699.
  • U.S. Legal Immigration Down 10.4% in FY 1995 (4/15/1996)
    INS Commissioner Doris Meissner announced today that legal immigration to the United States fell 10.4 percent in Fiscal Year (FY 1995 to 720,461, the second consecutive year of decline and the largest two-year decrease in legal immigration since the early 1930s.
    AILA Doc. No. 96041559.
  • Phase-out of the Nicaraguan Review Program (6/8/1995)
    The following is a Fact Sheet from the Department of Justice announcing the discontinuation of a special program established in 1987 to review every final order of deportation involving a Nicaraguan national.
    AILA Doc. No. 95060859.
  • INS Asylum Gender Guidelines (5/31/1995)
    The following is a May 26, 1995 Fact Sheet regarding the INS Asylum Gender Guidelines.
    AILA Doc. No. 95053159.
  • Final H1B and H2B Visa Numbers (9/30/1994)
    The following is the status of INS approved petitions of H1B and H2B visas numbers as of September 30, 1994.
    AILA Doc. No. 94093059.
  • DED for Salvadorans Expires (12/2/1994)
    The INS will allow the expiration of deferred enforced departure (DED) for nationals of El Salvador on December 31, 1994.
    AILA Doc. No. 94120259.
  • Current Status of Chinese Student Protection Act Applications (5/10/1995)
    The following is a summary of the status of Chinese Student Protection Act applications sent to AILA on May 9, 1995, from Rita Arthur, Immigration Branch, Adjudications, INS in response to a request for information on CSPA applications. AILA Doc. No. 95051090.
    AILA Doc. No. 95051090.