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  • INS Final Rule on New Fees Starting February 19, 2002 (12/21/2001)
    The fee adjustments proposed last August (66 FR 41456), have been implemented, without change, in a final rule published today. Applications or petitions 'mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed' on or after Feb. 19, 2002, require the new fee. (66 FR 65811, 12/21/01) AILA Doc. No. 01122132.
    AILA Doc. No. 01122132.
  • INS Notice of Effectiveness of New Form N-400 (11/19/2001)
    Federal Register notice announces implementation of the new version of Form N-400. The new edition will be the only one useable for filing as of January 1, 2002. (66 FR 57737, 11/16/01) AILA Doc. No. 01111932.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111932.
  • INS Obtains Approval of Practitioner Fraud Forms (11/16/2001)
    INS notice of approval of new forms to implement a Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program (66 FR 57486, 11/15/01). AILA Doc. No. 01111601.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111601.
  • INS Amends Custody Review Process (11/14/2001)
    INS amends its rules on the review process with respect to long-term detention of persons subject to final orders of removal, deporation or exclusion, in light of the Supreme Court decision in Zadvydas v. Davis. (66 FR 56967, 11/14/01) AILA Doc. No. 01111431.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111431.
  • INS Implements Special Immigrant Category for Broadcasters (10/11/2001)
    Interim rule implements the Special Immigrant Status for Certain United States International Broadcasting Employees Act, establishing an immigrant category for broadcasters with the U.S. Broadcasting Bd. of Governors or its grantees. (66 FR 51819, 10/11/01). AILA Doc. No. 01101138.
    AILA Doc. No. 01101138.
  • INS Finalizes Removal of Burma from Guam Waiver Program (10/11/2001)
    INS finalizes the removal of Burma (Union of Myanmar) from the list of countries authorized to participate in the Guam Visa Waiver Program. (66 FR 51821, 10/11/01). AILA Doc. No. 01101137.
    AILA Doc. No. 01101137.
  • INS Issues V Visa Regulations (9/7/2001)
    INS issues its long-awaited regulations implementing the new V nonimmigrant classification. The interim rule is effective immediately, and comments are due by November 6, 2001. (66 FR 46697, 9/7/01). AILA Doc. No. 01090732.
    AILA Doc. No. 01090732.
  • INS Defers Transfer of H-2A Authority to DOL (9/28/2001)
    INS further defers, until October 1, 2002, the delegation of authority to DOL to adjudicate H-2A agricultural worker petitions. (66 FR 49514, 9/28/01) AILA Doc. No. 01092836.
    AILA Doc. No. 01092836.
  • Privacy Act Notice on Worksite Enforcement Records (9/24/2001)
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), INS, proposes to modify the following system of records-previously published December 16, 1999 (64 FR 70290, 9/24/01) AILA Doc. No. 01092432.
    AILA Doc. No. 01092432.
  • INS Implements Walters v. Reno (9/20/2001)
    INS provides information on filing motions under Walters v. Reno with respect to improper INS implementation of the the civil document fraud provisions of INA section 274C. (66 FR 48480, 9/20/01) AILA Doc. No. 01092032.
    AILA Doc. No. 01092032.
  • INS Rule on Extension of Custody Period (9/20/2001)
    INS regulations on the period of time after an alien's arrest within which the Service must make a determination whether the alien will be continued in custody or released on bond or recognizance. (66 FR 48334, 9/20/01) AILA Doc. No. 01092031.
    AILA Doc. No. 01092031.
  • INS Seeks Comment on Bs and Construction Work (9/19/2001)
    INS seeks comment on how to define 'building and construction' for purposes of ineligibility for B-1 classification. (66 FR 48223, 9/19/01) AILA Doc. No. 01091931.
    AILA Doc. No. 01091931.
  • INS Privacy Act Notice (9/7/2001)
    INS proposes new provisions under the Privacy Act to allow information disclosures in six specified situations. (66 FR 46812, 9/7/01). AILA Doc. No. 01090733.
    AILA Doc. No. 01090733.
  • Extension of TPS for Somalia (9/4/2001)
    Designation of Somalia for TPS is extended until September 17, 2002. The re-registration period expires on December 3, 2001. (66 FR 46288, 9/4/01) AILA Doc. No. 01090431.
    AILA Doc. No. 01090431.
  • Extension of TPS for Sudan (8/31/2001)
    Designation of Sudan for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46031, 8/31/01) AILA Doc. No. 01083134.
    AILA Doc. No. 01083134.
  • Extemsion of TPS for Burundi (8/31/2001)
    Designation of Burundi for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46027, 8/31/01) AILA Doc. No. 01083133
    AILA Doc. No. 01083133.
  • Extension of TPS for Sierra Leone (8/31/2001)
    Designation of Sierra Leone for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46029, 8/31/01) AILA Doc. No. 01083132.
    AILA Doc. No. 01083132.
  • INS to Launch a Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program (8/24/2001)
    INS undertakes the paperwork clearance process to start a Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program. (66 FR 43029, 8/16/01) AILA Doc. No. 01082433.
    AILA Doc. No. 01082433.
  • INS Provides Address for Release from Detention Requests (8/24/2001)
    INS announces the address to which requests for release from detention under Zadvydas should be directed. (66 FR 44646, 8/24/01) AILA Doc. No. 01082432.
    AILA Doc. No. 01082432.
  • INS Issues K Regulations (8/14/2001)
    INS issues its interim regulation on the new K-3/K-4 nonimmigrant categories. Form I-129F will be used to petition for these categories, and should be sent to the P.O. Box in Chicago for processing by the Missouri Service Center (66 FR 42587, 8/14/01) AILA Doc. No. 01081431.
    AILA Doc. No. 01081431.
  • INS Proposed Fee Adjustments for January 2002 (8/9/2001)
    INS announces proposed fee adjustment and seeks public comments by 10/9/01. Current fees and proposed fees are listed. The new fees are expected to go into effect in January 2002. (66 FR 41456, 8/8/01) AILA Doc. No. 01080933.
    AILA Doc. No. 01080933.
  • INS Proposed Application/Petition Fee Increase Chart (8/8/2001)
    INS proposes to increase application and petition fees. There will be a 60 day comment period once the proposal is published in the Federal Register, and the new fees will not go into effect until 60 days after publication of a final rule. (66 FR 41456, 8/8/01) AILA Doc. No. 01080801
    AILA Doc. No. 01080801.
  • Extension of TPS Designation for Monserrat (8/6/2001)
    The extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Montserrat is effective 8/27/01, and remains in effect for 12 months until 8/27/02. The 90 day re-registration period begins 8/3/01 and remains until 11/1/01. (66 FR 40833, 8/3/01) AILA Doc. No. 01080634.
    AILA Doc. No. 01080634.
  • Entry Requirements for Citizens of Compact Countries (7/24/2001)
    INS clarifies entry requirements for citizens of the following Compact countries: the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Comments requested before 8/17/01. (66 FR 37429, 7/18/01) AILA Doc. No. 01072433.
    AILA Doc. No. 01072433.
  • Attorney General Memo Re Detention of Certain Aliens (7/24/2001)
    This Attorney General memo to the Acting Commissioner of the INS addresses detention of certain aliens held under final orders of removal and directs the INS to take a number of actions in response to Zadvydas v. Davis. (66 FR 38433, 7/24/01) AILA Doc. No. 01072436.
    AILA Doc. No. 01072436.
  • Extension of EADs for Certain Honduran and NicaraguanTPS Beneficiaries (7/12/2001)
    INS issues a Federal Register notice automatically extending the EADs of certain Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS registrants until July 5, 2002. (66 FR 35270, 7/3/01) AILA Doc. No. 01071232.
    AILA Doc. No. 01071232.
  • INS Interim Child Citizenship Regulations (6/26/2001)
    INS interim regulations implement Title I of the Child Citizenship Act, regarding applications for children residing within and outside the U.S. Comments due 8/13/01. (66 FR 32137, 6/13/01) AILA Doc. No. 01061302.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061302.
  • INS Announces Russia Eligible for TWOV Privileges (6/18/2001)
    INS announces removing Russia from the list of countries whose citizens or nationals are ineligible for Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Privileges to the United States. Interim rule effective 6/15/01. (66 FR 32529, 6/15/01) AILA Doc. No. 01061504.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061504.
  • INS Publishes H-1C Nurses Regulations (6/11/2001)
    INS interim rule implementing the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 (NRDAA) by providing instruction on the filing and adjudication of petitions for H-1C classification. (66 FR 31107, 6/11/01) AILA Doc. No. 01061101.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061101.
  • INS Regulation on Premium Processing Program (6/1/2001)
    Effective 6/1/0, I-129 petitioners in all categories except H-1B, TN and R, can request 15-day processing for a $1,000 additional fee. H-1Bs, TNs and Rs will be added 7/31/01. The necessary form will be posted as soon as it is available. (66 FR 29682, 6/1/01) AILA Doc. No. 01060102.
    AILA Doc. No. 01060102.
  • Regulation and Correction on LIFE Late Legalization/Family Unity (6/1/2001)
    INS regulations and correction for the LIFE 1-year application period for adjustment of status of persons subject to any one of three 'late legalization' lawsuits related to IRCA, and implementing LIFE family unity provisions. (66 FR 45694, 8/29/01) (66 FR 29661, 6/1/01) AILA Doc. No. 01060101.
    AILA Doc. No. 01060101.
  • INS Interim Rule on Adjustment of Status for Certain Syrian Nationals (5/17/2001)
    Interim rule (effective 5/17/01) discusses eligibility requirements/application procedures that apply for Adjustment of Status, for certain Syrian Nationals granted asylum, as provided by Public Law 106-378. Submit comments before 7/16/01. (66 FR 27445, 5/17/01) AILA Doc. No. 01051701.
    AILA Doc. No. 01051701.
  • Extension of TPS forHonduras (5/8/2001)
    INS announces the extension of the designation of Honduras under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program. TPS for Honduras will now expire on July 5, 2002. (66 FR 23269, 5/8/01) AILA Doc. No. 01050802.
    AILA Doc. No. 01050802.
  • Extension of TPS for Nicaragua (5/8/2001)
    INS announces the extension of the designation of Nicaragua under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program. TPS for Nicaragua will now expire on 7/5/02. (66 FR 23271, 5/8/01) AILA Doc. No. 01050801.
    AILA Doc. No. 01050801.
  • Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status (4/10/2001)
    INS indicates that it intends to accept Form I-539, accompanied by additional required documentation, as an application to change to V status. Comment is sought on the instructions describing the additional documentation. (66 FR 17576, 4/2/01). AILA Doc. No. 01041071.
    AILA Doc. No. 01041071.
  • Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Angola (4/6/2001)
    Effective 3/29/01 to 3/29/02, is an extension of Angola's TPS designation and redesignation to include nationals of Angola (and aliens without nationality who last resided in Angola) who have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since 4/5/01. (66 FR 18111, 4/5/01) AILA Doc. No. 01040502.
    AILA Doc. No. 01040502.
  • INS Issues 245(i) Regulations (3/26/2001)
    INS issues an interim final regulation governing the implementation of section 245(i) under the LIFE Act Amendments. In a change from past practice, INS will consider petitions filed as of the postmark date for these purposes. (66 FR 16383, 3/26/01) AILA Doc. No. 01032601.
    AILA Doc. No. 01032601.
  • Designation of TPS for El Salvador (3/9/2001)
    Registration for TPS for nationals of El Salvador, who have been continuously physically present since 3/9/01 and continuously resided since in the U.S. since 2/13/01, runs from 3/9/01 to 9/9/02. (66 FR 14214, 3/9/01) AILA Doc. No. 01030972.
    AILA Doc. No. 01030972.
  • INS Delays Effective Date of TWOV List Update (2/5/2001)
    In accordance with a directive from the new Administration, INS delays until 4/6/01 the effectiveness of its regulation updating the list of countries whose nationals are not eligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 8743, 2/2/01) AILA Doc. No. 01020501.
    AILA Doc. No. 01020501.
  • INS Proposes New TN Occupations (1/29/2001)
    INS proposes to add Actuaries and Plant Pathologists to the list of TN-eligible occupations under NAFTA. Comments are due 2/20/01. (65 FR 79320, 12/19/00). AILA Doc. No. 01012609.
    AILA Doc. No. 01012609.
  • INS Delays Effectiveness of TPS EAD Regulation (1/26/2001)
    Under a directive from the new Administration, INS delays until 3/30/01 the effectiveness of its regulation requiring TPS applicants who want EADs to pay the I-765 fee, and authorizing 18-month EADs for TPS recipients. (66 FR 7863, 1/26/01) AILA Doc. No. 01012602.
    AILA Doc. No. 01012602.
  • INS Delays Effectiveness of Parole Authority Regulation (1/26/2001)
    In accordance with a directive from the Administration, INS delays by 60 days its regulation to delegate authority to grant parole from Service custody to various INS designees. (66 FR 7863, 1/26/01) AILA Doc. No. 01012601.
    AILA Doc. No. 01012601.
  • INS Publishes Health Care Worker Regulations (1/16/2001)
    INS regulation to implement §343 of IIRIRA for certain non-physician healthcare workers. The regulation is the result of a settlement agreement in litigation filed by AILF. (66 FR 3440, 1/16/01) AILA Doc. No. 01011601.
    AILA Doc. No. 01011601.
  • INS Amends TWOV List (1/8/2001)
    INS, in conjunction with DOS, adds to, and deletes from, the list of countries whose nationals are ineligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 1017, 1/5/01). AILA Doc. No. 01010503.
    AILA Doc. No. 01010503.
  • INS Proposes TWOV Eligibility Criteria (1/8/2001)
    INS, in conjunction with DOS, proposes to eliminate the list of countries ineligible for transit without visa from the CFR, and instead publish the list in the Federal Register. It also proposes criteria for determining which countries are ineligible. (66 FR 1053, 1/5/01). AILA Doc. No. 01010504.
    AILA Doc. No. 01010504.
  • Burma Removed from Guam Visa Waiver Program (1/3/2001)
    Burma (Union of Myanmar) is being removed from the list of countries authorized to participate in the Guam Visa Waiver Program, which allows visits for pleasure or business to Guam for up to 15 days without a visa. (66 FR 235, 1/3/01). AILA Doc. No. 01010301.
    AILA Doc. No. 01010301.