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  • USCIS SCOPS Update on FY 2012 H-1B Cap (12/1/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS update on the FY 2012 H-1B cap, confirming that there will be no lottery for petitions accepted for filing on the final receipt date, November 22, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11120165.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120165.
  • SCOPS Update on I-797 Approval Notices (12/1/2011)
    USCIS Service Center Operations update on the implementation of system changes to resume the mailing of original I-797 approval notices to the attorney or representative of record. AILA Doc. No. 11120163.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120163.
  • USCIS Service Center and Lockbox Thanksgiving Holiday Mail Schedule (11/23/2011)
    AILA Liaison has been informed that the USCIS Service Centers and lockboxes will be accepting mail deliveries the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11112365.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112365.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (7/27/11)(69 KB - 11/8/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 7/27/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include NSEERS, AWA cases and processing delays, USCIS’s policy regarding evaluations on the equivalency of degrees, VIBE, processing times for H-1B consular returns, L transfers from CBP to USCIS, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11110868.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110868.
  • Report Problems Arising from New I-797 Delivery Procedures to USCIS (10/13/2011)
    Members are encouraged to report problems and issues that attorneys, employers, and beneficiaries have experienced as a result of the 9/12/11 change in I-797 delivery procedures to USCIS. AILA Doc. No. 11101335.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101335.
  • Sample E-mail Receipt Notice for I-924, Application for Regional Center(21 KB - 9/26/2011)
    Sample USCIS e-mail receipt notice for Form I-924, Application for Regional Center. The roll-out of direct e-mail communication with EB-5 Regional Center applicants is the first of a series of enhancements USCIS proposes to improve the EB-5 program. AILA Doc. No. 11092665.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092665.
  • AILA to USCIS: Original I-797s Must Go to Attorney of Record (Updated 9/21/11) (9/21/2011)
    AILA Liaison has learned that the change in processing of I-797 approval notices and the mailing of “courtesy copy” notices to the attorney of record is the result of a change to CLAIMS III. AILA has urged USCIS to return to the prior notification procedure immediately. AILA Doc. No. 11091628.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091628.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&AS (8/31/11)(108 KB - 9/16/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from the 8/31/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include NSEERs, Adam Walsh Act cases, Canadian L CBP backlogs, O and P processing times, NCSC inquires, L Supplement question, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11091624.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091624.
  • SCOPS Practice Pointer: Refunds and Stopped Checks or Bounced Checks (Updated 8/24/11) (8/24/2011)
    AILA Liaison offers instruction on the process and contact information for receiving a refund from USCIS and clarifying information on stopped or bounced checks. AILA Doc. No. 09091169.
    AILA Doc. No. 09091169.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (7/27/11)(69 KB - 7/27/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 7/27/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include NSEERS, AWA cases and processing delays, USCIS’s policy regarding evaluations on the equivalency of degrees, VIBE, processing times for H-1B consular returns, L transfers from CBP to USCIS, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11072780.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072780.
  • AILA Seeks Examples of H-1B “Specialty Occupation” RFEs and Denials (7/21/2011)
    The AILA USCIS Liaison Committee seeks examples of requests for evidence (RFE) and denials of H-1B petitions that question whether the offered position meets the definition of “specialty occupation.” AILA Doc. No. 11072131.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072131.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (6/22/11)(294 KB - 7/6/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 6/22/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include NSEERS, filing location for concurrently-filed I-140/I-485 petitions, H-1Bs, online case status problems, L-1s, new filing instructions for Form I-290B, and much more. AILA Doc. No. 11070667.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070667.
  • USCIS Clarifies Filing Location of Concurrent I-140/I-485 Applications (6/27/2011)
    USCIS updated the direct filing instructions on its website to clarify that concurrently filed I-140/I-485 applications are to be filed with the Dallas lockbox. AILA Doc. No. 11062732.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062732.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (5/25/11)(249 KB - 5/25/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 5/25/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include NSEERS, RFE response timeframe, H-1B cap exemptions, May 2011 visa bulletin, Kazarian guidance, LPR cards and long names, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11052580.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052580.
  • Practice Alert: Recent Change to Filing Location for Skilled Worker I-140 Petitions (5/20/2011)
    AILA SCOPS Liaison reminds members that there has been a change in the direct filing location for Skilled Worker I-140 Petitions. AILA Doc. No. 11052033.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052033.
  • Problems with the USCIS Lockbox Support E-mail Address (3/29/2011)
    AILA Liaison received confirmation that some e-mails sent to lockboxsupport@dhs.gov may have bounced due to migration of some USCIS servers. AILA Doc. No. 11032930.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032930.
  • AILA Liaison/SCOPS Q&As (1/19/11)(91 KB - 3/7/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 1/19/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include issues related to the handling of I-129 duplicate copies, R-1 visa classification, Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) versus Requests for Evidence (RFE), case transfer and receipt notices, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11030726.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030726.
  • AILA Liaison/SCOPS Q & As (2/23/11)(103 KB - 3/4/2011)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 2/23/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include contacting Service Centers, Form I-824 processing, Form I-129 export controls questions, G-28 representation and case inquiry, fee waivers, H-1B and L-1 classifications, I-140 transfers, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11030433.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030433.
  • Practice Alert: Severe Weather Closes USCIS Service Centers (Updated 2/4/11) (2/4/2011)
    AILA Liaison has learned that the NSC and TSC were closed due to severe winter weather. The Service Centers confirmed that accomodations will be made for delayed deliveries. Both centers should be open on Monday, February 7, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11020371.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020371.
  • Update on USCIS Lockbox Processing(277 KB - 1/19/2011)
    The AILA/USCIS Liaison Committee provides an update for members on procedures at USCIS Lockboxes and how to resolve problems relating to the lockboxes. AILA Doc. No. 11011966.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011966.
  • How Many Cap-Subject H-1B Visas Are Available in FY2011? (1/6/2011)
    AILA Liaison reports on the total number of H-1B visas available for FY2011, including unused Chile-Singapore H-1B1 numbers from FY2010. AILA Doc. No. 11010620.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010620.
 
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