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  • Asylum Division Quality Assurance Referral Sheet(510 KB - 11/8/2013)
    Quality Assurance Referral Sheet dated 02/10/2011 provided by the USCIS Asylum Division at a quarterly stakeholder meeting held on 11/22/2013, contains a list of the types of cases that are required to be reviewed by Asylum Headquarters before a decision on the asylum application can be reached.
    AILA Doc. No. 13110842.
  • USCIS Provides Asylum Statistics from 10/22/2013 Stakeholder Meeting(1375 KB - 11/8/2013)
    Asylum statistics provided by the USCIS Asylum Division at a quarterly stakeholder meeting held on 10/22/2013, including statistics on asylum division caseload, cases pending by asylum office, caseload by nationality, and credible fear interviews.
    AILA Doc. No. 13110804.
  • AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee Seeks Expedited Removal Examples (9/16/2013)
    The AILA Asylum Committee needs case examples of asylum seekers who were apprehended by CBP after crossing into the U.S. and subjected to expedited removal without EITHER being asked about fear of return OR being given a credible fear interview AND then being released on an order of supervision.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091648.
  • AILA Seeks Copies of Asylum NOIDs (10/1/2013)
    The AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee seeks copies of recent Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) letters from any asylum office to identify possible trends.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091147.
  • USCIS Instructions for I-730 Case Specific Inquiries(521 KB - 8/26/2013)
    USCIS instructions for submitting Form I-730 case specific inquiries. Instructions for general case inquiries with USCIS also provided. Obtained by AILA Liaison as a USCIS Asylum Stakeholder engagement.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082664.
  • Practice Pointer: Filing an I-130 with a USCIS Office Abroad(562 KB - 8/9/2013)
    Practice pointer prepared with the AILA International Operations Liaison Committee on the impact of centralized filing for Form I-130s and how to file an I-130 with a USCIS office abroad if there are exceptional circumstances.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080963.
  • Practice Pointer: Challenging the Admission of Asylum Officers’ Notes in Immigration Court(636 KB - 7/24/2013)
    Practice pointer prepared by the AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee on how to challenge the introduction and use of asylum officers’ notes and assessments as evidence in immigration court. Special thanks to David Cleveland, Dree Collopy, and Hilary Han.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072449.
  • USCIS Q&As from Asylum Stakeholder Meeting (7/31/13)(551 KB - 7/31/2013)
    USCIS Q&As from the Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting on 7/31/13. Topics included the ABT settlement, DOMA, recently issued memoranda, the affirmative backlog, ZLA backlog and scheduling policies, definition of “good faith,” pre-screening timelines, expedites, and I-730 processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073199.
  • AILA USCIS International Operations Liaison Teleconference Q&As (4/4/2013)(2869 KB - 6/17/2013)
    AILA/USCIS International Operations (IO) committee Q&As for a meeting with USCIS IO. The Q&As address general operations, I-601s, overseas biometrics, humanitarian parole, adoptions, and I-130s abroad.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061742.
  • Notes from AILA/RDC Conversation with USCIS London(448 KB - 2/22/2013)
    The Rome District Chapter (RDC) offers notes from a conversation between the RDC and USCIS London field office Director, Elliott Cook. Topics include general operations, refugee issues, biometrics abroad for re-entry permits, I-130 hardship requests, and more. AILA Doc. No. 13022255.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022255.
  • Notes from Teleconferences on Russian Adoptions Ban(479 KB - 1/28/2013)
    Notes prepared by the AILA USCIS International Operations (IO) committee discuss the Russian adoptions ban and specifically how it impacts families that have taken “active steps” to adopt a child from Russia. Special thanks to Karen S. Law. AILA Doc. No. 13012868.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012868.
  • USCIS International Operations Organizational Chart (Updated 12/19/12) (12/19/2012)
    USCIS International Operations (IO) Division organizational chart listing USCIS IO leadership. AILA Doc. No. 12040449.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040449.
  • USCIS Asylum Division Statistics from 12/6/12 Meeting(872 KB - 12/28/2012)
    Asylum statistics provided by the USCIS Asylum Division at a quarterly stakeholder meeting held on 12/6/12, including statistics on cases filed from 2007-2012, credible and reasonable fear interviews, applications by nationals of Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12122846.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122846.
  • AILA USCIS International Operations Liaison Teleconference Q&As (9/11/2012)(611 KB - 12/19/2012)
    AILA/USCIS International Operations (IO) committee Q&As for a meeting with USCIS IO. The Q&As address general operations, I-601s, overseas biometrics, humanitarian parole, adoptions, I-130s abroad, the CDJ field office, an updated organizational chart, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12121950.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121950.
  • USCIS Mexico City District and Field Office Fact Sheet(592 KB - 12/19/2012)
    Mexico City District Chapter offers a fact sheet on the USCIS Mexico City District and Field Offices. Topics discussed include general operations, contact information, I-130s, I-360s, I-730s, N-400s, N-407s, I-290Bs, expedite requests, third country nationals, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12121943.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121943.
  • Local AILA Liaisons for USCIS Asylum Offices(568 KB - 12/7/2012)
    List of local AILA liaisons for each USCIS asylum office, including email addresses and the chapter that the liaisons represent. Special thanks to the AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee. AILA Doc. No. 12120760.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120760.
  • AILA Liaison FAQs on USCIS International Operations(512 KB - 10/15/2012)
    AILA liaison in conjunction with the Mexico City District Chapter offers FAQs regarding the latest on overseas I-130 filings, the differences between filing I-601s at the USCIS Chicago lockbox or directly with CDJ, and the status of overseas biometrics processing. AILA Doc. No. 12101590.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101590.
  • AILA Liaison Q&As with USCIS Ciudad Juarez (9/18/12)(684 KB - 9/18/2012)
    AILA USCIS liaison Q&As provided by the USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office. Topics discussed include general operations, communications, I-130s, I-129Fs, I-601s, I-407s, organizational chart, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12082448.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082448.
  • AILA/RDC Q&As with USCIS Vienna Field Office(519 KB - 9/18/2012)
    The Rome District Chapter (RDC) offers approved Q&As between the RDC and the USCIS field office in Vienna. Topics include general operations, communications, I-131s, I-130s, I-601s, I-407s, N-400s, I-730s, biometrics, refugee, adoption, transportation letters, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12091844.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091844.
  • AILA/RDC Q&As with USCIS Amman Field Office(519 KB - 5/8/2012)
    The Rome District Chapter (RDC) offers approved Q&As between the RDC and the USCIS field office in Amman, Jordan. Topics include general operations, communications, I-131s, I-130s, I-601s, I-407s, N-400s, biometrics, refugee, adoption, transportation letters, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12050864.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050864.
  • AILA Liaison Q&As with USCIS Mexico City (4/27/12) (Updated 5/14/12)(334 KB - 5/14/2012)
    Approved Q&As between AILA Liaison and the USCIS Mexico City District Office. Topics discussed include general operations, communications, I-130 direct filings, I-601s, adoption, I-407s, organizational chart, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12050846.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050846.
  • AILA/USCIS International Operations Liaison Teleconference Q&As (2/9/2012)(1040 KB - 4/4/2012)
    AILA USCIS International Operations (IO) Liaison Committee Q&As for a meeting with USCIS IO. The Q&As address I-601s, expedite requests, the CDJ field office, I-90s, suspended activities in Yemen, an updated organizational chart, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12040446.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040446.
  • Practice Pointer: CDJ IV Waiver Process Overview(315 KB - 2/6/2012)
    Practice pointer with corresponding flow chart on the current immigrant visa waiver process and on the proposed provisional waiver process at Ciudad Juarez (CDJ). Special thanks to the AILA International Operations Liaison Committee. AILA Doc. No. 12020668.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020668.
  • Notes from the USCIS I-601 Notice of Intent Teleconference (1/10/2012)(176 KB - 1/30/2012)
    AILA liaison offers notes from the 1/10/12 USCIS teleconference on stateside processing for unlawful presence waivers. Special thanks to the AILA Family Committee and Stateside Waiver Taskforce. AILA Doc. No. 12013068.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013068.
  • AILA/USCIS International Operations Liaison Teleconference Q&As (10/05/2011)(280 KB - 1/18/2012)
    AILA/USCIS International Operations committee Q&As for meeting with USCIS address general issues, I-601s, immigration violation for minors, adoption and habitual residence, changes to overseas filings of I-130 petitions waivers of inadmissibility, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12011863.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011863.
  • Call to All AILA Members: Submit Comments or Questions on I-601 Stateside Processing (1/17/2012)
    AILA's Overseas Operations Liaison Committee requests that members submit comments, questions, and issues of concern to AILA in preparation of USCIS implementation of stateside processing for I-601s. AILA Doc. No. 12011771.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011771.
  • AILA/USCIS International Operations Liaison Meeting Q&As (11/19/2010)(97 KB - 8/29/2011)
    AILA/USCIS International Operations committee Q&As for meeting with USCIS address general issues, refugee and asylee processing, adoption, waivers of inadmissibility, CDJ, RFEs, humanitarian parole, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11082964.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082964.
  • AILA Notes on USCIS Teleconference Regarding I-130/I-601 Centralized Filings(108 KB - 7/8/2011)
    Notes by the AILA/USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee and the RDC chapter from a 6/6/11 USCIS teleconference on the planned process changes for centralized filing of I-130s and I-601s by petitioners residing abroad. AILA Doc. No. 11070864.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070864.
  • Combating the Terrorism Bars Before DHS and the Courts(237 KB - 3/8/2011)
    An article reprinted from AILA’s Immigration Practice Pointers 2010-2011 Edition on terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG) by Anwen Hughes, Thomas K. Ragland and David Garfield. AILA Doc. No. 11030830.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030830.
  • AILA Liaison Notes on USCIS Teleconference Regarding Refugee/Asylee FTJ Cases(40 KB - 3/1/2011)
    Notes by AILA/USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee from a 2/8/11 USCIS teleconference on the planned changes to the processing procedures for Refugee and Asylee Follow-to-Join (FTJ) cases. AILA Doc. No. 11030160.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030160.
  • AILA/LACBA Liaison Meeting Q&As from LA Asylum Office(1663 KB - 2/16/2011)
    The 1/26/11 meeting held at the Los Angeles Asylum Office covered questions related to the Los Angeles Asylum Office, including general processing, ABC/NACARA cases, reinstatement issues, credible and reasonable fear interviews, EAD issues for asylum applicants, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11021632.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021632.
  • AILA/LACBA Liaison Meeting Q&A on I-601s(2657 KB - 2/15/2011)
    The 1/26/11 meeting held at the Los Angeles Asylum Office covered questions related to Form I-601 waiver applications addressed by Pilar Peralta Mihalko, Branch Chief of the International Operations Division’s (IO) International Adjudications Support Branch (IASB). AILA Doc. No. 11021530.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021530.
 
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