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  • INS Proposed Rule for Children Born Abroad (9/12/1996)
    INS proposed rule to amend its regulations relating to the naturalization of children born to or adopted by United States citizens abroad. Comments due by 11/12/96. (61 FR 47690, 9/10/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96091290.
  • INS Interim Rule on Equal Treatment of Women in Acquisition of Citizenship (7/12/1996)
    INS interim rule establishing procedures for certain U.S. citizen women to confer citizenship on their children born outside of the United States before noon EST on 5/24/34. Interim rule is effective 7/5/96, and written comments are due by 9/3/96. (61 FR 35111, 7/5/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96071290.
  • INS Notice that TPS for Liberians Extended (3/4/1996)
    INS notice extending, until March 28, 1997, the Attorney General's designation of Liberia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in Section 244A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. (60 FR 8076, 3/1/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96030490.
  • INS Final Rule on Children of Widows/Widowers (2/27/1996)
    INS final rule amending regulations by providing clarifying language and procedures for according immigrant status to children of widows or widowers who were not previously eligible for immigration benefits as derivative immediate relatives. Final rule effective 2/27/96. (61 FR 7206, 2/27/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96022798.
  • Mexican and Canadian Nonresident Alien Border Crossing Cards (2/6/1996)
    INS regulation revising the guidelines to clarify and standardize procedures for the application and issuance of border crossing cards to citizens and residents of Mexico or Canada who wish to enter the U.S. for business or pleasure. Comments due by 4/8/96. (60 FR 4374, 2/6/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96020690.
  • Further Extension of Work Authorization for Salvodorans Under DED (1/30/1996)
    INS notice of the grant of automatic extension of work authorization for Salvadorans under deferred enforced departure (DED) until 4/30/96. Salvadorans eligible under ABC settlement must mail an asylum application by 1/31/96 in order to remain eligible for settlement benefits. (60 FR 3053, 1/30/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96013090.
  • INS Notice of Applicant Processing under Family Unity Program (1/3/1996)
    INS final rule provides a means by which certain eligible aliens may obtain permanent resident status under the Family Unity Program created by the Immigration Act of 1990. This rule also provides voluntary departure and work authorization for certain eligible immigrants. (60 FR 66062, 12/21/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 96010390.
  • INS Notice on Form I-9 Project (12/6/1995)
    INS invites applications from parties interested in participating in a demonstration project dealing with the electronic production or storage of a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Comments are due by 1/29/96. (60 FR 61629, 11/30/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95120691.
  • INS Final Rule on Subpoena Issuance Authority (12/6/1995)
    INS final rule amends existing INS' regulations by adding the Assistant Chief Patrol Agency Officer position to the lists of those immigration officers who may issue and designate service of subpoenas under this section. (60 FR 56936, 11/13/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95120690.
  • INS Final Rule Modifying Filing Procedures for H-1Bs Involving Multiple Beneficiaries (12/4/1995)
    INS final rule allowing a petitioner to file a single petition even when the beneficiaries listed on the petition will be applying at different consulates or for entry into the US at different POEs. (62 FR 62021, 12/4/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95120460.
  • INS Final Rule Updates Field Office Structure (11/15/1995)
    INS final rule updates existing INS field office structure due to the reorganization effective January 14, 1994. (60 FR 57165, 11/14/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95111591.
  • INS Interim Rule on Soviet Scientists Act (10/24/1995)
    INS interim rule on the classification of certain scientists of the Commonwealth of Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and the Baltic States as employment-based immigrants. Interim rule is effective as of 10/19/95, with written comments due by 12/18/95. (60 FR 54027, 10/19/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95102490.
  • INS Notice on Extension of EAD for Salvadorans (10/11/1995)
    INS notice granting an automatic extension until 1/31/96, of the validity of any Employment Authorization Document bearing an expiration date of 12/31/94, issued to a Salvadoran under Deferred Enforced Departure. Information on ABC settlement filing deadline also included. (60 FR 49921, 9/27/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95101190.
  • INS Rule on Ports of Entry Accepting Applications to Enter U.S. (9/25/1995)
    INS final rule adds Daytona, FL, and Memphis, TN, as POEs where, except for transit from one part of foreign contiguous territory to another part of the same territory, an alien must make application for admission to the U.S. for direct transit without visa. (60 FR 49195, 9/22/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95092590.
  • Final Rule on INS Fee Charges at Ports Of Entry (8/7/1995)
    INS final rule amends the regulations to allow the INS to charge a fee for the processing and issuance of specified documents at land border Ports-of-Entry (POEs). (60 FR 40064, 8/7/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95080790.
  • INS Interim Rule on Children of Widow/Widower (7/31/1995)
    INS interim rule providing clarifying language and procedures for according immigrant status to children of widows or widowers who were not previously eligible for immigration benefits as derivative immediate relatives. Rule effective 7/31/95, with comments due by 9/29/95. (60 FR 38947, 7/31/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95073192.
  • INS Extends TPS for Bosnia-Hercegovina (7/31/1995)
    INS notice extending Temporary Protected Status until 8/10/96 for Bosnia-Hercegovina. (60 FR 39004, 7/31/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 95073191.
  • INS Extends TPS for Somalia (7/31/1995)
    INS notice extending Temporary Protected Status until 9/17/96 for eligible nationals of Somalia. (60 FR 39005, 7/31/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95073190.
  • DOS Final Rule on Immigrant Religious Workers (7/26/1995)
    DOS final rule amending regulations and implementing the provision that extended the deadline for religious workers who have two years of membership and experience in a religious occupation or vocation. This rule extends the original deadline of 10/1/94 to 9/30/97. (60 FR 35838, 7/12/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95072690.
  • DOJ Final Rule Issued on Oath of Allegiance (7/24/1995)
    DOJ final rule finalizing the procedures implementing an administrative naturalization process. This rule will amend those procedures slightly by extending concurrent jurisdiction to administer the oath of allegiance to IJs with certain officers of the INS. (60 FR 37803, 7/24/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95072492.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Employment-Based Immigration (7/21/1995)
    INS proposed rule amending regulations on employment-based immigrant petitions as a result of a number of issues in adjudicating employment-based petitions which require revision or clarification. Comments are due by 8/7/95. (60 FR 29771, 6/6/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95072159.
  • Special Filing Instructions for ABC Class Members (7/8/1995)
    INS notice with special instructions on the eligibility requirements for class members eligible for benefits and requirements to file for asylum under the settlement reached in American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh, (N.D. Cal. 1991). (60 FR 35424, 7/7/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95070890.
  • INS Supplements Proposed I-9 Rule (6/22/1995)
    INS supplement to the 11/23/93 proposed rule to reduce the number of Service-issued documents that are acceptable for purposes of completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) to simplify compliance with requirements. Comments due by 7/24/95. (60 FR 32472, 6/22/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95062290.
  • INS Notice of Termination of Nicaraguan Special Review Process (6/20/1995)
    INS notice of the termination of the special review procedures under which the files of Nicaraguan nationals subject to final deportation orders were subject to mandatory review by the INS and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. (60 FR 31167, 6/13/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95062090.
  • INS Final Rule Issued on Religious Workers (6/6/1995)
    INS final rule amends the Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations by providing that all persons, other than ministers, immigrating to the U.S. as religious workers must immigrate or adjust status to permanent residence before 10/1/97. (60 FR 29751, 6/6/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95060690.
  • TPS for Rwandans Extended (5/25/1995)
    INS notice extending, until June 6, 1996, the Attorney General's designation of Rwanda under the Temporary Protected Status program. (60 FR 277090, 5/25/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95052591.
  • INS Proposes Rule Removing Form I-151 For LPR Registration (5/25/1995)
    INS proposed rule removing Form I-151, Alien Registration Receipt Card, from the listing of forms recognized as evidence of registration as a lawful permanent resident alien. Comments due by 7/24/95. (60 FR 27441, 5/24/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95052590.
  • INS Interim Rule on Waiver of Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence for Foreign Medical Graduates (5/18/1995)
    INS interim rule to allow certain foreign medical graduates who entered the U.S. in J-1 status, or who acquired J-1 status after arrival, to obtain a waiver of the 2-year home country residence and physical presence requirement under 212(e)(iii) of the INA. (60 FR 26676, 5/18/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95051890.
  • INS Rule on Terminating Temporary Resident Status (5/8/1995)
    INS final rule providing the procedures, in specified circumstances, for the automatic termination of temporary resident status upon the entry of a final order of deportation or exclusion. (60 FR 21039, 5/1/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95050891.
  • INS Clarifies All Service Center Names (5/8/1995)
    INS notice that, as of 10/1/94, INS service centers will be identified by state location but that this naming does not affect their multi-state jurisdiction. Notice also implements a trial program for filing of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions at the TSC. (60 FR 22408, 5/5/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95050890.
  • INS Expands Direct Mail for EAD Applications (5/4/1995)
    INS final rule expanding its direct mailing program for filing employment authorization applications, so that more categories of applicants can file their work authorization applications by mail directly with the service centers. (60 FR 21973, 5/4/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95050491.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Waiver of Visa or Passport Requirements (4/17/1995)
    INS proposed rule to permit district directors to waive nonimmigrant visa or passport requirements under section 212(d)(4)(A) if satisfied that a nonimmigrant alien is unable to present these documents because of an unforeseen emergency. Comments due by 6/13/95. (60 FR 19001, 4/14/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95041790.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Alternative Deportation Procedures (4/5/1995)
    INS proposed rule to establish alternative administrative deportation procedures for aliens who have been convicted of aggravated felonies, are not admitted for permanent residence and not eligible for any relief from deportation. Comments due by 5/30/95. (60 FR 16386, 3/30/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95040590.
  • INS Final Rule to Charge Fees at Ports of Entry (3/30/1995)
    INS final rule amends the regulations to implement pilot programs to charge fees for inspection service provided to selected land border Ports-of-Entry (POEs). (60 FR 16039, 3/29/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95033090.
  • INS Interim Rule Includes Ireland in Visa Waiver Pilot Program (3/28/1995)
    INS interim rule with request for comments to amend its regulations to extend the Visa Waiver Pilot Program to nationals of Ireland. Interim rule is effective 4/1/95, with comments due by 5/30/95. (60 FR 15855, 3/28/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95032890.
  • INS Final Rule on Administrative Naturalization Process (2/24/1995)
    INS final rule implementing an administrative naturalization process since naturalizations are processed to completion within INS and the role of the courts limited to administration of the oath of allegiance in some circumstances, and judicial review of administrative denials. (64 FR 6647, 2/3/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95022490.
  • INS Final Rule on Naturalizations in the Philippines (2/22/1995)
    INS final rule adopts without change, an interim rule published on May 27, 1993 by the INS which amended the existing fee schedule and allows for the naturalization of certain natives of the Philippines. Effective 2/22/95. (60 FR 9773, 2/22/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95022290.
  • Visa Waiver Pilot Program Extended (2/21/1995)
    INS notice announcing the extension of the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP) until September 30, 1996. (60 FR 9699, 2/21/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95022190.
 
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