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  • Send Us Your Feedback on Electronic Filing of I-526 EB-5 Petitions (4/16/2014)
    The AILA EB-5 Committee is soliciting member experiences filing I-526 EB-5 petitions electronically using the USCIS ELIS system. Please send us details – good and bad – relating to your experience with such filings.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041606.
  • Direct EB-5 Investment: The Murky Areas(610 KB - 4/16/2014)
    EB-5 practice pointer alerts attorneys to unanswered questions relating to EB-5 direct investment cases and offers suggestions for resolving them.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041604.
  • Call for Examples: Adjustment of Status Following Travel on Advance Parole (4/9/2014)
    Have a client who filed for AOS after traveling on advance parole? AILA is gathering examples to determine how USCIS is implementing Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly in the adjudication of adjustment applications and whether clients are experiencing problems returning on advance parole.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040942.
  • H-1B Practice Alert: Certified LCA Must be Included with Petition (3/26/2014)
    SCOPS confirmed with AILA on 3/26/14 that only H-1B petitions filed with a certified LCA will be considered properly filed.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032601.
  • Summary of EB-5 Stakeholder Teleconference (2/26/14)(556 KB - 3/19/2014)
    Summary of the 2/26/14 USCIS EB-5 stakeholder teleconference, including an assessment of the EB-5 program at present. Special thanks to Robert Divine.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031948.
  • FY2015 H-1B Filing Tips and Resources (Updated 3/13/14)(667 KB - 3/13/2014)
    In preparation of the Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa season, AILA Liaison updates its practical filing tips with additional links to previously posted InfoNet documents relating to the subject.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022730.
  • AMPTP Revises O-1/O-2 Consultation Instructions(946 KB - 3/10/2014)
    ACES Committee alert that The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) updated instructions to be followed starting 03/17/14 when requesting a consultation in connection with an O-1 or O-2 petition for an individual in motion pictures or television.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031049.
  • Trouble Getting Information from NCSC on an Asylum-Related Application? AILA Wants to Know! (Updated 3/6/14) (3/6/2014)
    AILA is seeking specific case examples of members who have called NCSC regarding an asylum-related application and have been told that the officer is unable to provide any information regarding an I-589-related application because it is related to an I-589 application. Examples needed by 3/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011540.
  • FOIA Reveals USCIS Statistics on L-1B Petitions for FY2012 and FY2013(490 KB - 3/5/2014)
    USCIS records released on 02/26/14 in response to a FOIA request for statistics on the number of L-1B nonimmigrant petitions received, approved, and denied, as well the number of L-1B petitions for which a RFE was issued. The L-1B denial rate for FY2012 was 30% and increased in FY2013 to 34%.
    AILA Doc. No. 14030543.
  • Reminder: Deadline for Requesting Reopening of DOMA-Based Denials Is March 31, 2014 (2/28/2014)
    AILA Liaison reminds members of the March 31, 2014 deadline for requesting that USCIS reopen petitions or applications based on marriages between same-sex couples that were denied prior to February 23, 2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022842.
  • Call for Examples: O and P Petition RFEs (2/26/2014)
    Have you received an RFE for an O or P petition filed within the last two months? For an agency issue? On a renewal petition? Requesting information already submitted in the petition? On a O or P petition pending over 30 days? AILA Liaison wants to know!
    AILA Doc. No. 14022642.
  • Statistics of S Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas(752 KB - 2/25/2014)
    Data released through FOIA on S immigrant and nonimmigrant applications since 2007, broken down by fiscal year and granting agency. Special thanks to the South Florida AILA Chapter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022547.
  • DACA Checklist/Worksheet Received Via FOIA(2062 KB - 2/25/2014)
    USCIS checklist and worksheet for Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), received via a FOIA request. Special thanks to Charles Kuck.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022546.
  • Practice Alert on USCIS Renewal Information for Individuals Granted DACA By ICE(515 KB - 2/21/2014)
    AILA practice alert on a 2/19/14 notice from USCIS with renewal information for individuals granted DACA by ICE between 6/15/12 and 8/15/12. This notice does not apply to the vast majority of DACA recipients who received DACA through USCIS after 8/15/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022141.
  • AILA Liaison Notes from Teleconference with USCIS Customer Service (12/20/13)(568 KB - 2/20/2014)
    AILA notes from the 12/20/13 teleconference with the USCIS Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate on issues including proper completion of Form G-28 and G-28 barcode functionality, payment of the Immigrant Visa Fee through ELIS, CRIS, processing time reports, and lost LPR cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022047.
  • Practice Pointer: USCIS Field Office Procedures for I-130 Appeals (2/10/2014)
    AILA practice pointer outlining the procedures that USCIS field offices follow when processing an I-130 appeal and transferring the file to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Special thanks to the USCIS Field Operations and ICE Liaison Committees.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021060.
  • Send Us Your Questions Relating to USCIS Field Office Operations (2/6/2014)
    The AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee is seeking agenda items for its upcoming spring liaison meeting with USCIS Field Operations. Please submit your questions by Thursday, February 13, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020642.
  • USCIS to Release Revised N-400 on February 4, 2014 (2/3/2014)
    AILA has been alerted that USCIS will be releasing a revised N-400, Application for Naturalization, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020371.
  • Joint Letter from AILA/ASISTA in Response to USCIS Teleconference on U Visa Cap(512 KB - 1/27/2014)
    Joint letter from AILA and ASISTA with follow-up questions from the USCIS stakeholder teleconference on 12/11/13 on the processing of U visa cases after the U visa cap has been met, including comments on the use of parole, one-step work permits, and requiring photos for derivatives abroad.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012740.