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  • INS Proposed Rule for Tracking H-1B and H-2B (12/30/1997)
    INS proposed rule explaining in detail the new method by which the Service tracks the number of H-1B and H-2B petitions approved in a fiscal year and by removing incorrect references in the regulation regarding the tracking mechanism. (62 FR 67764, 12/30/97) AILA Doc. No. 97123060.
    AILA Doc. No. 97123060.
  • INS Final Rule for the Chinese Students Protection Act of 1992 (12/1/1997)
    Final rule for the 92 Chinese Students Protection Act which finalizes the procedures by which the spouses and children of CSPA beneficiaries who have been temporarily residing in the United States may become lawful permanent residents of this country. (62 FR 63259, 11/28/97). AILA Doc. No. 97112860.
    AILA Doc. No. 97112860.
  • INS on Proof of Citizenship(3687 KB - 11/17/1997)
    The Attorney General with the INS release interim guidance on providing prrof of citizenship called for by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. (62 FR 61344, 11/17/97) AILA Doc. No. 97111760.
    AILA Doc. No. 97111760.
  • INS Interim Rule on I-360 Petition Review (11/13/1997)
    INS interim rule to allow review of the I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, filed by a battered spouse or child, to determine whether a prima facie case has been established. (62 FR 60769, 11/13/97) AILA Doc. No. 97111360.
    AILA Doc. No. 97111360.
  • Rule and Corrections onTemporary Protected Status Designation for Sierra Leone (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from Sierra Leone. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. (62 FR 59736, 11/4/97) (62 FR 61167, 11/14/97) AILA Doc. No. 97110462.
    AILA Doc. No. 97110462.
  • Temporary Protected Status -Burundi (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from Burundi. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. (62 FR 59735, 11/4/97). AILA Doc. No. 97110461.
    AILA Doc. No. 97110461.
  • Temporary Protected Status - Sudan (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from the Sudan. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. (62 FR 59737, 11/4/97). AILA Doc. No. 97110460.
    AILA Doc. No. 97110460.
  • INS Interim Rule and Correction on Affidavit of Support (10/20/1997)
    INS rule establishing that an individual (the sponsor) who files an affidavit of support under INA 213A of on behalf of an intending immigrant incurs an obligation that may be enforced by a civil action. (62 FR 54346, 10/20/97) AILA Doc. No. 97102060.
    AILA Doc. No. 97102060.
  • INS Interim Rule on Deportation/Removal (10/3/1997)
    INS/EOIR rule establishing a procedure for processing suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal and adjustment of status cases. (62 FR 51760, 10/3/97).
    AILA Doc. No. 97100360.
  • INS on Detention/Release of Criminal Aliens (10/2/1997)
    Rule proposing to amend the regulations of the INS and the EOIR by establishing a regulatory framework for the detention of criminal aliens pursuant to the Transition Period Custody Rules (TPCR) set forth in the IIRAIRA. (62 FR 48138, 9/15/97) AILA Doc. No. 97100261.
    AILA Doc. No. 97100261.
  • Final Rule and Corrections on E-Visas (10/2/1997)
    INS codification of existing policy guidelines on the E nonimmigrant treaty trader and treaty investor visa classification to ensure consistent adjudication of applications by INS and DOS. (62 FR 60122, 11/4/97; 62 FR 55458, 10/24/07; 62 FR 48137, 9/12/97). AILA Doc. No. 97100260
    AILA Doc. No. 97100260.
  • Slovenia Added to Visa Waiver Pilot Program (9/30/1997)
    Adding Slovenia to the List of Countries Authorized To Participate in the Visa Waiver Pilot Program and Designating Ireland as a Permanent Participating Country (Formerly With Probationary Status) (62. FR 50998, 9/30/97). AILA Doc. No. 97093064.
    AILA Doc. No. 97093064.
  • INS Program to Deny Driver's Licenses (9/30/1997)
    Guidelines under which states may conduct pilot programs to deny driver's licenses and identification cards to aliens who are not lawfully present in the U.S. and inviting states to contact the INS to participate in such a pilot program. (62 Fr 51147, 9/30/97). AILA Doc. No. 97093063.
    AILA Doc. No. 97093063.
  • INS Interim Rule and Corrections on Acceptable Documents for Employment (9/30/1997)
    INS interim rule on acceptable documents for employment as called for under IIRAIRA. (62 FR 52620, 10/8/97) (62 FR 51001, 9/30/97) . AILA Doc. No. 97093090.
    AILA Doc. No. 97093090.
  • INS Pilot Programs for Employment Eligibility (9/15/1997)
    Guidelines under which employers may elect to participate in one or more of three pilot programs for employment eligibility confirmation to be conducted by the INS with the involvement of the Social Security Administration. (62 FR 48309, 9/15/97). AILA Doc. No. 97091560.
    AILA Doc. No. 97091560.
  • INS on Inspection of Alien Crewmembers (9/9/1997)
    Proposed codification of the INS practice of authorizing, multiple landing privileges for certain maritime crewmembers actively serving on board a limited number of commercial maritime cruise ships and ferries making regular trips to and from the U.S. (62 FR 43676, 8/15/97). AILA Doc. No. 97090963.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090963.
  • INS on LPR to Establish 7 Years of Lawful Domicile (9/9/1997)
    A 212(c) eligible alien who has adjusted to lawful permanent resident status, pursuant to sections 245A or 210, may use the combined period as a lawful temporary resident and lawful permanent resident to establish seven years of domicile in the U.S. (62 FR 43466, 8/14/97). AILA Doc. No. 97090962.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090962.
  • INS on Change in Form I-551 (Alien Registration Card) (9/9/1997)
    INS to produce the Form I-551, Alien Registration Receipt Card using an Integrated Card Production System (ICPS). The Service will transfer production of the ARC from the Immigration Card Facility (ICF) to the ICPS located at INS service centers. (62 FR 44146, 8/19/97) AILA Doc. No. 97090961.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090961.
  • INS on ID Cards for American Indian/Northern Marianas (9/9/1997)
    INS to produce two versions of ID cards with new designs and form numbers. The new cards are Form I-872, the American Indian Card, for U.S. citizens who are members of the Texas Band of the Kickapoo Indian Tribe, and the Northern Marianas Card. (62 FR 44292, 8/20/97). AILA Doc. No. 97090960.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090960.
  • INS Pilot Program on Limiting Drivers Licenses/ID to Illegal Aliens (9/4/1997)
    The INS issue notice on pilot program limiting issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens. (62 FR 46377, 9/2/97). AILA Doc. No. 97090460.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090460.
  • Montserrat Designated for TPS (8/28/1997)
    This notice and correction designates Montserrat for TPS pursuant to section 244(b)(1) of the Act. (62 FR 47532, 9/9/97) (62 FR 45685, 8/28/97). AILA Doc. No. 97082860.
    AILA Doc. No. 97082860.
  • Bosnia-Hercegovina Under TPS (8/1/1997)
    This notice extends, until August 10, 1998, the designation of Bosnia-Hercegovina under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (Act). (62 FR 41420, 8/1/97). AILA Doc. No. 97080160.
    AILA Doc. No. 97080160.
  • Eligibility for Public Benefits (7/24/1997)
    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), provides that certain categories of aliens who have been subjected to battery or extreme cruelty in the U.S. are 'qualified aliens' eligible for certain benefits. (62 FR 39874, 7/24/97). AILA Doc. No. 97072460.
    AILA Doc. No. 97072460.
  • INS Rule on Second Interim Rule On 245(i) (7/23/1997)
    This rule amends the INS regulations to reflect the new surcharge required of certain persons in the United States who are seeking to apply for adjustment of status pursuant to section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (62 FR 39417, 7/23/97) AILA Doc. No. 97072360.
    AILA Doc. No. 97072360.
  • INS Final Rule on Employing Temporary Alien Workers (4/16/1997)
    Final rule precludes foreign employers from directly petitioning for H-2Bs, Os and Ps. (62 FR 18508, 4/16/97). AILA Doc. No. 97041699
    AILA Doc. No. 97041699.
  • INS Final Rule on Medical Students Resident Requirements (4/16/1997)
    INS final rule elating to waivers of the 2-year home country residence and physical presence requirement pursuant to a request by a State Department of Public Health, or its equivalent. (62 FR 18506, 4/16/97). AILA Doc. No. 97041661.
    AILA Doc. No. 97041661.
  • INS on Inspection of ITI Passengers (4/16/1997)
    Effective 4/1/97, carriers are required to present for inspection all international-to-international passengers transiting through the U.S. from one foreign country to another foreign country with one stop in the U.S. (62 FR 18653, 4/16/97). AILA Doc. No. 97041660.
    AILA Doc. No. 97041660.
  • Expansion of Direct Mail Program (4/9/1997)
    I-360s by battered spouses or children are to be filed at VSC. (62 FR 16607, 4/9/97). AILA Doc. No. 9700999.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040999.
  • Notice to Extend TPS for Liberia (4/7/1997)
    This notice extends the designation of Liberia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for an additional 12 months (until March 28, 1998) in accordance with sections 244(b)(3)(A) and (C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. (62 FR 16608, 4/7/97). AILA Doc. No. 97040760.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040760.
  • INS Final Rule & Corrections on Education Requirements for Immigrants (3/19/1997)
    INS final rule relating to the educational requirements for naturalization of eligible applicants under section 312 of the Immigration and nationality Act (the Act), as amended by the Technical Corrections Act of 1994. (62 FR 15751, 4/2/97) (62 FR 12915, 3/19/97) AILA Doc. No. 97031960.
    AILA Doc. No. 97031960.
  • Republishing INS Index System Section M (3/7/1997)
    INS Subsection M. is being redescribed as a separate system of records to improve the clarity and accuracy of the system description, (62 FR 10580, 3/7/97). AILA Doc. No. 97030762.
    AILA Doc. No. 97030762.
  • Modification of INS A-File and CIS (3/7/1997)
    INS proposes to modify the following system of records which was previously published on April 8, 1996, (61 FR 15518): INS Alien File (A-File) and Central Index System (CIS), Justice/INS-001A. (62 FR 10582, 3/7/97) AILA Doc. No. 97030761.
    AILA Doc. No. 97030761.
  • Extension of Stay for H-1A Nurse (3/7/1997)
    This interim rule amends the INS regulations by describing the procedures for an H-1A nurse to obtain an extension of stay based on Public Law 104-302, '[a]n Act to extend the authorized period of stay within the United States for certain nurses.' (62 FR 10422, 3/7/97). AILA Doc. No. 97030760.
    AILA Doc. No. 97030760.
  • INS Interim Rule and Corrections on Expedited Removal (3/6/1997)
    INS interim rule to implement the provisions of IIRIRA governing expedited and regular removal proceedings, handling of asylum claims, and other activities. (62 FR 17048, 4/9/97) (62 FR 15362, 4/1/97) (62 FR 10311, 3/6/97) AILA Doc. No. 97030640.
    AILA Doc. No. 97030640.
  • Permanent Residence for Soviet Scientists (2/14/1997)
    INS final rule that allows certain scientists and engineers from the former Soviet Union to apply for permanent residence under the Soviet Scientist Act of 1992. (62 FR 6707, 2/13/97). AILA Doc. 97021490
    AILA Doc. No. 97021490.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Expedited Removal(404 KB - 1/3/1997)
    INS Proposed Rule on expedited removal. AILA Doc. No. 97010390.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010390.