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  • Changing Name of Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551) (12/22/1998)
    INS final rule revising the name of the Form I-551 from Alien Registration Receipt Card to Permanent Resident Card. (63 FR 70313, 12/21/98) AILA Doc. No. 98122260.
    AILA Doc. No. 98122260.
  • INS Proposes Delegation of H-2A Authority to DOL (12/7/1998)
    This rule proposes to amend the INS regulations by delegating to the Department of Labor (DOL) the adjudication of certain petitions for aliens coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services (H-2A petition). (63 FR 67431, 12/7/98) AILA Doc. No. 98120760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98120760.
  • INS Instructions for Filing of E Visa Petitions (12/4/1998)
    This notice announces that the INS is directing all petitions and applications related to classification as a treaty trader (E-1), treaty investor (E-2), or alien entrepreneur (EB-5) to be filed at the newly defined TSC or the CSC. (63 FR 67135, 12/4/98) AILA Doc. No. 98120460.
    AILA Doc. No. 98120460.
  • DOJ Proposed Rule on Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation for NACARA(308 KB - 11/24/1998)
    INS proposed rule offering certain beneficiaries of the NACARA who currently have asylum applications pending and their qualified dependents, the option of applying to the INS for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal under NACARA. (63 FR 64895, 11/24/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98112460.
  • Imposition of Fines Under Section 231 of the INA (11/19/1998)
    INS notice clarifying policy involving the imposition of fines under section 231 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The INS will publicize criteria and implement procedures that will impose fines for violations of section 231(a) and(b). (63 FR 64284, 11/19/98) AILA Doc. No. 98111960.
    AILA Doc. No. 98111960.
  • INS Rule on TPS Deadline Execptions (11/16/1998)
    INS rule providing allowing eligible persons who did not register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because they were in a status that made it unnecessary to register during the initial period may now apply for late registration. (63 FR 63593, 11/16/98) AILA Doc. No. 98111660.
    AILA Doc. No. 98111660.
  • Extension of Sudan TPS (11/3/1998)
    This notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Sudan under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59337, 11/3/98) AILA Doc. No. 98110362.
    AILA Doc. No. 98110362.
  • Extension of Sierra Leone TPS (11/3/1998)
    This notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Sierra Leone under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59336, 11/3/98) AILA Doc. No. 98110361.
    AILA Doc. No. 98110361.
  • Extension of Burundi TPS (11/3/1998)
    This notice extends, until November 3, 1999, the Attorney General's designation of Burundi under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (63 FR 59334, 11/3/98) AILA Doc. No. 98110360.
    AILA Doc. No. 98110360.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Suspension of Privilege To Transport Aliens (10/23/1998)
    This proposed rule would suspend a commercial airline's privilege to transport aliens to the U.S. if the airline brings in passengers with fraudulent documents contrary to regulation and at a significantly higher rate than the industry standard. (63 FR 56869, 10/23/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98102360.
  • INS Rule on Health Care Workers Interim Procedures (10/14/1998)
    INS final rule, effective 12/14/98, establishing a temporary mechanism to allow applicants for immigrant visas or adjustment of status in the fields of nursing and occupational therapy to satisfy the requirements of section 343 on a provisional basis. (63 FR 55007, 10/14/98) AILA Doc. No. 98101440.
    AILA Doc. No. 98101440.
  • INS Rule on Suspension and Cancellation of Removal (9/30/1998)
    INS rule eliminating the conditional grant process at 8 CFR 240.21, and establishing a permanent procedure for processing suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal cases in accordance with NACARA and IIRAIRA provisions. (63 FR 52134, 9/30/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98093060.
  • Extension of TPS for Liberia (9/29/1998)
    This notice redesignates Liberia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program effective 4/7/97 and makes TPS available to eligible Liberian TPS applicants who have continuously resided and been physically present in the U.S. since 9/29/98. (63 FR 51958, 9/29/98) AILA Doc. No. 98092960.
    AILA Doc. No. 98092960.
  • Extension of TPS for Somalia (9/28/1998)
    This notice extends, until 9/17/99, the Attorney General's designation of Somalia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). (63 FR 51602. 9/28/98) AILA Doc. No. 98092861.
    AILA Doc. No. 98092861.
  • Immigration User Fee Requirements Administrative Changes (9/25/1998)
    INS rule making administrative and technical changes to the addressee where periodic summary statements of user fees collected are to be sent, and revising the name of the payee to whose attention remittances shall be forwarded. (63 FR 51271, 9/25/98) AILA Doc. No. 98092560.
    AILA Doc. No. 98092560.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Surrender of Aliens Ordered Removed (9/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule to require aliens subject to a final order of removal to surrender to the Service. This rule also establishes procedures for surrender, and bars persons violating these procedures from obtaining discretionary immigration benefits. (63 FR 47205, 9/4/98) AILA Doc. No. 98090498.
    AILA Doc. No. 98090498.
  • Extension of TPS for Montserrat (8/27/1998)
    INS notice of the extension of Montserrat under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Eligible aliens who are nationals of Montserrat may re-register for TPS and are eligible for an extension of employment authorization. (63 FR 45864, 8/27/98) AILA Doc. No. 98082760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98082760.
  • TPS for Bosnia Extended (8/24/1998)
    This notice extends, until 8/10/99, the Attorney General's designation of Bosnia-Hercegovina under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. (63 FR 45092, 8/24/98) AILA Doc. No. 98082460.
    AILA Doc. No. 98082460.
  • INS Notice on Derivative Refugee Status (8/17/1998)
    INS notice to organizations that assist overseas refugee applicants that the INS will grant derivative refugee status under §207(c)(2) of the INA only to a person who is the spouse or child of a refugee who qualifies for admission under §207(c)(1). (63 FR 43957, 8/17/98) AILA Doc. No. 98081760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98081760.
  • INS Rule and Correction on Benefits Eligibility (8/4/1998)
    INS rule requiring certain entities that provide Federal public benefits to verify applicant eligibility, by examining alien applicants' evidence of alien registration and by using a Service automated verification system. (63 FR 41662, 8/4/98) (63 FR 46511, 9/1/98) AILA Doc. No. 98040891.
    AILA Doc. No. 98040891.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Juvenile Processing (7/24/1998)
    INS rule to establish the procedures for processing juveniles in Service custody. The new rule sets guidelines for the release of juveniles from custody and the detention of unreleased juveniles in state-licensed programs and detention facilities. (63 FR 39759, 7/24/98) AILA Doc. No. 98072460.
    AILA Doc. No. 98072460.
  • INS Rule on Waiver of Inadmissibility (7/22/1998)
    INS rule making a technical correction to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) regulations that govern the documentary requirements for immigrants and corresponding waivers. (63 FR 39217, 7/22/98) AILA Doc. No. 98072240.
    AILA Doc. No. 98072240.
  • Fingerprints Required for Certain Iraqi and Kuwaiti Nonimmigrants (7/21/1998)
    INS notice consolidating and replacing two prior notices requiring the registration and fingerprinting of certain nonimmigrants from Iraq and Kuwait. (63 FR 39109, 6/21/98). AILA Doc. No. 98072160.
    AILA Doc. No. 98072160.
  • NATO Final Rule (6/12/1998)
    INS final rule recognizing the significant diplomatic and international considerations involved in NATO matters and to expand and secure employment opportunities for U.S. military personnel dependents stationed in NATO member countries. (63 FR 32113, 6/12/98) AILA Doc. No. 98061260.
    AILA Doc. No. 98061260.
  • INS Final Rule Paroled Cubans and Haitians (6/11/1998)
    INS final rule clarifying that nationals of Cuba or Haiti paroled into the U.S. since 10/10/80 are to be considered to have been paroled in an immigration status referred to in section 501(e)(1) of the 1980 Refugee Education Assistance Act. (63 FR 31895, 6/11/98). AILA Doc. No. 98061160.
    AILA Doc. No. 98061160.
  • INS Interim Rule on F-1 Visas (6/10/1998)
    Interim rule on authorizing suspension of applicability of employment authorization requirements in emergent circumstances for some F-1 student whose means of financial support comes from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or the Philippines. (63 FR 31871, 6/10/98) AILA Doc. No. 98061061.
    AILA Doc. No. 98061061.
  • INS Notice on F-1 Requirement Suspension (6/10/1998)
    INS Notice of suspension of applicability of certain requirements for employment authorization for certain F-1 nonimmigrant students whose means of financial support comes from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or the Philippines. (63 FR 31874, 6/10/98) AILA Doc. No. 98061060.
    AILA Doc. No. 98061060.
  • Designation of Kosovo for TPS (6/9/1998)
    INS notice designating the Province of Kosovo in the Republic of Serbia in the state of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) pursuant to section 244(b)(1) of the Act. (63 FR 31527, 6/9/98) AILA Doc. No. 98060960.
    AILA Doc. No. 98060960.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Habitual Residence Regulation (6/4/1998)
    This Proposed Rule proposes to amend the INS regulations, by adding provisions governing rights and limitations on 'habitual residence' for residents of Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. Comments must be received by August 3, 1998. (63 FR 30415, 6/4/98) AILA Doc. No. 98060460.
    AILA Doc. No. 98060460.
  • INS Proposed Rule on H-1B Petition Changes (6/4/1998)
    INS proposed rule regarding the H-1B classification to allow petitioners to obtain and submit the required certified labor condition application after the petition is initially filed, but before the petition is adjudicated. Comments due 8/3/98. (63 FR 30419, 6/4/98) AILA Doc. No. 98060490.
    AILA Doc. No. 98060490.
  • Interim Rule on Direct Mail Filing for Asylee/Refugee Adjustment Applications (6/3/1998)
    INS interim rule requiring refugees and asylees to file their applications for adjustment of status directly with an INS service center for processing. Effective 6/6/98. (63 FR 30105, 6/3/98) AILA Doc. No. 98060360.
    AILA Doc. No. 98060360.
  • FOIA Final Rule (6/2/1998)
    Department of Justice Final Rule on 'Revision of Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Regulations and Implementation of Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996'. (63 FR 29591, 6/1/98). AILA Doc. No. 98060260.
    AILA Doc. No. 98060260.
  • INS Interim Rule and Correction on Section 202 of NACARA (5/21/1998)
    Interim rule implementing §202 of the Nicaragua Adjustment and Central American Relief Act by establishing procedures for certain nationals of Nicaragua and Cuba in the U.S. to become lawful permanent residents. Effective 6/22/98. (64 FR 27823, 5/21/98) (63 FR 35309, 6/29/98) AILA Doc. No. 98052160.
    AILA Doc. No. 98052160.
  • INS Policy Clarification on Affidavits of Support(22 KB - 5/18/1998)
    INS notice providing information on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A. Four issues are covered: reduction of required supporting documentation; preferred order of documentation; form revision dates; and 1998 poverty guidelines. (63 FR 27193, 5/18/98) AILA Doc. No. 98051860
    AILA Doc. No. 98051860.
  • INS Notice That H-1B Cap Reached (5/11/1998)
    INS Notice on reaching the H-1B cap. Includes information on how H-1B current and new petitions will be processed. (63 FR 25870, 5/1/98) AILA doc. No. 98051160.
    AILA Doc. No. 98051160.
  • INS Termination of Standardized Citizenship Testing Programs (5/6/1998)
    INS notice announcing the termination of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Standardized Citizenship Testing Program, currently conducted by five non-government companies on behalf of the INS. (63 FR 25080, 5/6/98) AILA Doc. No. 98050660.
    AILA Doc. No. 98050660.
  • INS Final Rule on Carrier Screenings (4/30/1998)
    INS rule establishing procedures carriers must undertake for the proper screening of passengers at the ports of embarkation to become eligible for a reduction, refund, or waiver of a fine imposed under section 273 of the INA. (63 FR 23643, 4/30/90) AILA Doc. No. 98043060.
    AILA Doc. No. 98043060.
  • INS Ammendment of Regulation on Arriving Alien Definition (4/20/1998)
    The INS to exempt from the new expedited removal procedures aliens who were paroled into the United States before 4/1/97, as well as aliens who, either before or after 4/1/97, return to the United States pursuant to a grant of advance parole. (63 FR 19382, 4/20/98). AILA Doc. No. 98042060.
    AILA Doc. No. 98042060.
  • INS Rule on Employment Verification (4/7/1998)
    INS proposed rule limiting liability for certain technical and procedural violations of paperwork requirements for those employers that have made a good faith attempt to comply with a particular employment verification requirement. (63 FR 16909, 4/7/98) AILA Doc. No. 98040760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98040760.
  • Termination of Liberia under Temporary Protected Status (3/31/1998)
    INS notice of termination of Liberia under temporary protected status (TPS) after six month extension. (63 FR 15437, 3/31/98) AILA Doc. No. 98033160.
    AILA Doc. No. 98033160.
  • INS Expansion of Direct Mail Program (3/23/1998)
    Expansion of INS Direct Mail Program to the Honolulu, Phoenix, and San Diego District Offices and the Agana, Calexico, Las Vegas, Reno, and Tucson Suboffices on the current list of direct mail sites for filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. (63 FR 13878, 3/23/98) AILA Doc. No. 98032360.
    AILA Doc. No. 98032360.
  • INS Regulation on IIRAIRA, Section 644 (3/19/1998)
    Implementation of Section 644 of IIRAIRA that requires officials to provide information on the harms and legal consequences of female genital mutilation to incoming immigrant and nonimmigrant aliens. (63 FR 13433, 3/19/98) AILA Doc. No. 98031960.
    AILA Doc. No. 98031960.
  • INS Interim Rule on on Fingerprints (3/17/1998)
    INS Interim Rule on accepting fingerprints only INS-designated centers and formally ends the Designated Fingerprinting Services, DFS, certification program. General procedures for fingerprinting are discussed. (63 FR 12979, 3/17/98) AILA Doc. No. 98031760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98031760.
  • INS Rule on New Asylum Filing Procedures (1/27/1998)
    Procedures for filing a derivative petition (Form I-730) for a spouse and unmarried children of a refugee/asylee. (63 FR 3792, 1/27/98). AILA Doc. No. 98012760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98012760.
  • INS Final Rule on Entry Under NAFTA (1/9/1998)
    INS Final Rule on temporary entry for business persons under the NAFTA provisions. (63 FR 1331, 1/9/98). AILA Doc. No. 98010960.
    AILA Doc. No. 98010960.
  • INS I-9 Changes (2/2/1998)
    INS Proposed Rule on Form I-9 changes. The rule proposes to streamline the number of acceptable documents for employment eligability as called for under IIRAIRA. (63 FR 5287, 2/2/98). AILA Doc. No. 98020240.
    AILA Doc. No. 98020240.
  • INS Direct Mail Program (1/7/1998)
    Expansion of INS Direct Mail Programs for most District Offices and Suboffices for filing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Depending upon location, applicants may now send their Form N-400 directly to the regional Service Center. (63 FR 891, 1/7/98). AILA Doc. No. 98010760.
    AILA Doc. No. 98010760.
 
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