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2002 - 1998

  • EOIR Press Release on Interim Rule for Certain NACARA Applicants (7/30/2001)
    EOIR press release on interim rule to establish procedures for the filing and adjudication of motions to reopen deportation or removal proceedings of certain aliens who are newly eligible for special relief under NACARA as a result of VTVPA and LIFE Act Amendments.
    AILA Doc. No. 01073032.
  • DOJ Call-In Registration Release Omits Armenia (12/17/2002)
    A Justice Department press release on the latest additions to the NSEERS "call-in" special registration mentions Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, but omits Armenia (which had been included in the Federal Register notice).
    AILA Doc. No. 02121742.
  • DOJ Resources on Final SEVIS Regulations (12/11/2002)
    The DOJ has issued a news release and a fact sheet on the 12/10/02 final regulations implementing the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
    AILA Doc. No. 02121151.
  • DOJ Information on Call-In Special Registration (12/4/2002)
    A notice from the DOJ Civil Rights Division describes the call-in Special Registration provisions under NSEERS, and answers some questions about the process.
    AILA Doc. No. 02120442.
  • DOJ Statement on Sentencing in Human Trafficking Case (11/27/2002)
    Justice Department press release announces sentencing of three individuals in conspiracy to detain workers in involuntary servitude, harbor undocumented workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 02112775.
  • DOJ’s Statement on Rabih Haddad Asylum Decision (11/26/2002)
    Justice Department statement on the 11/22/02 immigration judge decision denying Rabih Haddad’s application for asylum and withholding of removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 02112640.
  • OSC Announces Largest Workplace Discrimination Settlement to Date (11/20/2002)
    The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel issued a press release on 11/4/02 announcing its largest settlement to date, in connection with a complaint against Swift & Co., alleging citizenship status discrimination and document abuse.
    AILA Doc. No. 02112047.
  • DOJ Press Release on Extension of TPS for Nationals of Sierra Leone (11/5/2002)
    The DOJ has issued a press release on the recent 12-month extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for nationals of Sierra Leone, through 11/02/03. The 60-day re-registration period runs from 10/31/02 through 12/30/02.
    AILA Doc. No. 02110532.
  • DOJ Seeks to Assuage Canadian Concerns Over Special Registration (11/5/2002)
    The Justice Dept. issued a statement on 11/1/02 seeking to assuage Canadian concerns over the agency’s stepped-up special registration activities. The Canadian government issued a travel advisory on 10/29/02, cautioning certain citizens against travel to the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 02110540.
  • DOJ Issues Fact Sheet on Final BIA ‘Reform’ Rule (9/5/2002)
    The DOJ has issued a fact sheet on the final rule that revamps the structure and procedures of the BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 02090546.
  • DOJ Comments on Detroit Free Press Decision (8/29/2002)
    The Justice Dept. has issued a press release in which it notes its disagreement with the Sixth Circuit’s recent conclusion in Detroit Free Press v. Ashcroft that the DOJ’s guidelines for determining which proceedings should be closed are too broad.
    AILA Doc. No. 02082940.
  • DOJ Press Release Announcing Final BIA Rule (8/26/2002)
    The Justice Department has issued a press release announcing the publication of the final rule implementing numerous procedural reforms at the BIA. The rule takes effect on September 25, 2002.
    AILA Doc. No. 02082641.
  • EOIR Resources on Proposed § 212(c) Rule (8/14/2002)
    The EOIR has issued a fact sheet and a news release on the proposed rule that would allow certain LPRs who pled guilty or nolo contendere to crimes before 4/1/97 to seek relief pursuant to former INA § 212(c).
    AILA Doc. No. 02081442.
  • DOJ Fact Sheet on Obligation to Provide Current Address to INS (7/22/2002)
    DOJ fact sheet on the obligation to file change of address notices and the impact of failure to file.
    AILA Doc. No. 02072203.
  • DOJ Extends TPS for Nationals of El Salvador (7/9/2002)
    DOJ announced an extension of the TPS designation for El Salvador for a period of 12 months, until 9/9/03. To prevent gaps in employment authorization while new EADs are being processed, DOJ is also extending the validity of current EADs for qualified re-registrants until 3/9/03.
    AILA Doc. No. 02070991.
  • DOJ Proposes Rule Governing Foreign Student Reporting (5/10/2002)
    DOJ press release on a proposed rule that would implement the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
    AILA Doc. No. 02051031.
  • EOIR Lifts Conditional Status for Certain Asylum Grants(54 KB - 4/3/2002)
    In an April 2, 2002, press release, the EOIR announced that it has now granted full asylum to all individuals who received conditional asylum grants based on coercive population control policies on or before December 17, 1999.
    AILA Doc. No. 02040336.
  • Prepared Remarks from AG Ashcroft on Post 9/11 DOJ Tactics (11/5/2001)
    In prepared remarks for the US Mayors Conference, Attorney General Ashcroft, analogizing to Robert Kennedy's efforts to battle organized crime, vows to use 'aggressive arrest and detention tactics' in the governments anti-terrorism campaign.
    AILA Doc. No. 01110536.
  • EOIR Announces Attorney Disciplinary Actions (8/18/2000)
    EOIR announces disciplinary actions taken against five attorneys, all of whom already sanctioned by their local bar organizations, under the new attorney conduct rules.
    AILA Doc. No. 00081806.
  • EOIR Press Release on Conditional Asylum Status for Certain FY99 Grants (8/3/2000)
    EOIR press release concerning the eligibility of those granted conditional asylum for persecution or fear of persecution based on coercive population control policies for all asylum benefits. This applies to grants between October 1, 1998 and March 18, 1999.
    AILA Doc. No. 00080301.
  • Attorney General on Supreme Court's Detention Decision (7/20/2001)
    Statement from the Attorney General reflects hostility to Supreme Court's decision in Zadvydas v. David.
    AILA Doc. No. 01072032.
  • EOIR Comments on Attorney Conduct Rules (7/6/2000)
    EOIR news release and fact sheet concerning the Professional Conduct Rules and Procedures for Immigration Practitioners final rule issued on June 27, 2000. The rule does not apply to government attorneys.
    AILA Doc. No. 00070672.
  • OSC Announces Discrimination Settlements (6/21/2000)
    The DOJ Office of Special Counsel issues press releases regarding settlement of citizenship status discrimination and document abuse case involving a Maryland food processing plant, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Denny's.
    AILA Doc. No. 00062111.
  • EOIR News Release Announcing the Pro Bono Coordinator (4/12/2000)
    EOIR announces their new Pro Bono Coordinator who will expand its customer service initiatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 00041203.
  • BIA Press Release on BIA Practice Manual (12/15/1999)
    The BIA has issued three new publications to provide basic information to individuals involved in immigration proceedings and to answer FAQs about how the appeals process works at the Board.
    AILA Doc. No. 99121571.
  • EOIR Press Release on New EOIR Director (10/21/1998)
    Attorney General Janet Reno announced the appointment today of Kevin D. Rooney to be the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
    AILA Doc. No. 98102101.
 
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