Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12103143 (posted Oct. 31, 2012)"
On October 18, 2012, the CIS Ombudsman's Office hosted its Second Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., which brought together more than 300 participants and stakeholders to discuss the common goal of improving the delivery of immigration and citizenship services (AILA Doc. No. 12082742).
The conference included the following handouts and PowerPoint presentations:
- DHS Complaint Procedures - A list of DHS complaint procedures for filing a grievance involving a DHS employee or program, such as an alleged CRCL violation, an immigration filing, or a travel redress (AILA Doc. No. 12102645).
- Terrorism-Related Grounds for Inadmissibility (TRIG) Interagency Challenges - A PowerPoint presentation addressing key issues involving the definition of "terrorist activity", exemption authority (including duress exemption), TRIG in removal proceedings and more.
- Issues Ripe for Rulemaking - A PowerPoint presentation addressing key issues involving unlawful presence, American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (known as "AC 21"), EB-5, Child Status Protection Act and more.
- The Informal Rulemaking Process - A PowerPoint presentation addressing key issues involving the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) of 1946, the process of APA informal rulemaking, subject-matter exemptions from APA and more.
- Overview of Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly - A PowerPoint presentation addressing key issues involving Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly, especially in the context of Matter of Lemus (24 I&N Dec. 373 (BIA 2007).
- Issues for Guidance on Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly - A PowerPoint presentation addressing key issues on updates regarding Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly, including whether the reasoning of the decision still applies, possible future impacts on deferred action on childhood arrivals (DACA), the Fleuti doctrine and more.