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  • CSC Stakeholders Meeting 1/26/11 - Call for Questions and RSVPs (12/17/2010)
    AILA’s California Service Center Liaison Committee is accepting agenda items and RSVPs for the 1/26/11 stakeholders meeting with the CSC. AILA Doc. No. 10121739.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121739.
  • AILA/CSC Liaison Practice Pointer: PL 111-230 Filing Fee(25 KB - 11/29/2010)
    CSC Liaison reminds members that the new border security fee for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions is now in effect. CSC Liaison offers tips for avoiding processing delays by notifying the Service when the new fee is not required in a statement on the petition cover letter. AILA Doc. No. 10112966.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112966.
  • AILA Liaison Report from the CSC Stakeholder Meeting (10/27/10)(244 KB - 11/24/2010)
    The CSC Liaison Committee reports “unofficial” questions and answers from the October 27, 2010 stakeholder meeting. Topics include processing times, RFEs, P.L. 111-230, specialized knowledge, and more. An official report of the meeting will be published by the CSC. AILA Doc. No. 10112462.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112462.
  • CSC Liaison Seeks Questions for First FY2011 Stakeholder Meeting (9/24/2010)
    AILA’s California Service Center Liaison Committee requests agenda items for an upcoming stakeholder meeting with the CSC and announces schedule of meetings for the remainder of FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 10092475.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092475.
  • CSC Organizational Chart (Updated 11/2/10)(55 KB - 11/2/2010)
    California Service Center updated management organization chart reflecting recent personnel changes, including the Director and Acting Deputy Director positions. AILA Doc. No. 10090163.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090163.
  • CSC Provides Call-In For The 7/28/10 External Stakeholder Meeting (7/23/2010)
    The CSC has informed AILA that stakeholders who are unable to physically attend the External Stakeholders Meeting may also be able to attend via teleconference. AILA Doc. No. 10072363.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072363.
  • AILA Liaison/California Service Center Stakeholders Meeting Q&As (04/28/2010)(111 KB - 6/29/2010)
    The CSC Liaison Committee reports "unofficial" questions and answers from the April 28 2010, stakeholders meeting. Topics include new Office of Citizenship tools, EB-5 visas, H-1Bs, P Visas, F Visas, I-130 Processing Times, NCSC Inquires, and more! AILA Doc. No. 10062988.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062988.
  • AILA Liaison/California Service Center Stakeholders Meeting Q&As (01/27/10)(61 KB - 6/29/2010)
    The CSC Liaison Committee reports "unofficial" questions and answers from the January 27, 2010, stakeholders meeting. Topics include RFE statistics, O Visas, Premium Processing, I-751s, Neufeld employer-employee relationship memo, H-1Bs, L Visas, F Visas, and more! AILA Doc. No. 10062986.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062986.
  • AILA/CSC Liaison Committee Practice Pointer on I-129 Work Locations (3/23/2010)
    Larry Drumm of the 2009-2010 AILA/CSC Liaison Committee provides a Practice Pointer on I-129 work locations. AILA Doc. No. 10032361.
    AILA Doc. No. 10032361.
  • AILA/CSC Liaison Practice Pointer: Multiple Beneficiary H-2B Petitions (2/1/2010)
    Regulations permit the filing for multiple beneficiaries if all H-2B workers will be performing the same service, for the same period of time, and in the same location. AILA’s CSC Liaison Committee provides a Practice Pointer regarding Multiple Beneficiary H-2B Petitions. AILA Doc. No. 10020168.
    AILA Doc. No. 10020168.
  • CSC Addresses Upcoming Sunset for Certain EB-4 and EB-5 Cases (10/21/2009)
    The California Service Center addresses the upcoming sunset for certain EB-4 and EB-5 Cases. AILA Doc. No. 09102161.
    AILA Doc. No. 09102161.
  • AILA/CSC Liaison Practice Pointer: Requesting a Duplicate Approval Notice (9/30/2009)
    The California Service Center will issue a duplicate approval notice if the request is made within 30 days of the petition's approval. AILA Doc. No. 09093061.
    AILA Doc. No. 09093061.
  • CSC Liaison Committee Practice Pointer – L-1B to L-1A Conversions (8/5/2009)
    The CSC reminds practitioners on the appropriate steps to take when a beneficiary is converting from the L-1B to L-1A classification. Courtesy of Larry Drumm, CSC Liaison Committee Member. AILA Doc. No. 09080565.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080565.
  • Absence of I-751 Processing Times From CSC Processing Times Report Inadvertent (8/3/2009)
    At the most recent California Service Center External Stakeholder meeting of Wednesday, July 29, 2009, the CSC commented that the absence of the I-751 processing times from the Processing Times Report was inadvertent. AILA Doc. No. 09080372.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080372.
  • CSC External Meeting Q & A (07/29/2009)(237 KB - 7/31/2009)
    CSC replies to questions submitted by AILA and other stakeholders at an External Stakeholder Meeting held on July 29, 2009. Topics include: liaison e-mail address and inquiry procedures, fees, processing times, filing procedures and H-1Bs, Blanket L petitions, I-829s, I-526s, affiliation agreements, I-612s, Conditional Residents, I-212s, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09073161.
    AILA Doc. No. 09073161.
  • CSC Practice Pointer: H-1B Validity Dates and the LCA (6/25/2009)
    The CSC explains that attorneys must ensure that the H-1B validity dates coincide with the Labor Condition Application validity dates and not with the date indicated on the I-94. AILA Doc. No. 09062534.
    AILA Doc. No. 09062534.
  • AILA Liaison/CSC/VSC Annual Conference Follow Up Questions (6/4/09) (6/18/2009)
    The 6/4/09 Annual Conference Follow Up Questions address I-130s, I-140s, Visa stamps, MTRs, RFEs, Premium Processing, TPS and I-765s, erroneous H-1B rejections, return of original documents, H cap exempt vs. non-cap exempt, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09061866.
    AILA Doc. No. 09061866.
  • CSC External Stakeholders Liaison Meeting Minutes, 5/06/09(578 KB - 5/7/2009)
    The California Service Center responds to questions regarding H-1B validity dates, H-1Bs, I-539s, initial evidence for L-1Bs, processing times for R-1s, responding to multiple RFE for same petitioner, the Child Status Protection Act, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09050767.
    AILA Doc. No. 09050767.
  • Update on CSC Case Liaison (4/14/2009)
    The AILA-CSC Liaison Committee discusses changes in case-specific liaison with the CSC. AILA Doc. No. 09041466.
    AILA Doc. No. 09041466.
  • CSC Discusses Documentation to Demonstrate H-1B Beneficiary has Completed Degree Requirements (3/5/2009)
    The CSC has informed the AILA/CSC Liaison committee what documents are satisfactory in order to show that an H-1B beneficiary has completed degree requirements. AILA Doc. No. 09030531.
    AILA Doc. No. 09030531.
  • AILA Liaison/CSC Meeting Minutes (2/25/09)(529 KB - 2/26/2009)
    The California Service Center responds to questions regarding delivery of materials to CSC, termination of H-1B employees, change of H-1B employer, IT consulting company H-1Bs, E-2s, student issues, EB-5s, I-130 petitions, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09022669.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022669.
  • I-9 Effective Date (1/30/2009)
    AILA has requested verification from USCIS that a decision reportedly has been reached to delay the effective date of the I-9 regulatory changes and revised I-9 form for 60 days.
    AILA Doc. No. 09013068.
  • CSC Update on Non-Minister Religious Worker I-485s and EB-5 Pilot Program I-485s (Updated 7/27/09) (7/27/2009)
    The California Service Center is in the process of identifying all pending Adjustment of Status Applications in the EB-5 category based on the pilot program, and all non-Minister Religious Worker I-485s, due to the sunset date on September 30, 2009. AILA Doc. No. 09012971.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012971.
  • AILA Liaison/CSC Meeting Minutes (1/28/2009)(101 KB - 1/29/2009)
    The California Service Center responds to questions regarding L-1 petitions, E-1/E-2 extensions, consular returns, EB-5 petitions, 6/1/07 Neufeld Memo on RFEs, transfer of cases from VSC to CSC, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09012968.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012968.
 
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