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  • NBCOT Response to DOL on Further Amendment of OOH Language(178 KB - 7/31/2009)
    A 5/27/09 response from Paul Grace, President/CEO of NBCOT, to Kristina Bartsch, Chief of the Division of Occupation Outlook of the DOL's Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, requesting further amendment of the OOH language regarding OT education requirements.
    AILA Doc. No. 09073175.
  • NBCOT on Misinterpretation of the OT Education Requirements in OOH(122 KB - 7/31/2009)
    A 4/22/09 letter from Paul Grace, President/CEO of NBCOT, to the DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics on NBCOT's concerns with the misinterpretation by immigration officials of the occupational therapy academic/education requirements cited in the Occupational Outlook Handbook and the denial of visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 09073172.
  • NCSL Releases FAQs on E-Verify (7/6/2009)
    The Immigration Policy Project of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released Frequently Asked Questions about E-Verify.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070665.
  • FCCPT Letter on Physical Therapy Credentials/Degree Equivalency(88 KB - 7/2/2009)
    A 2/19/09 letter from the FCCPT clarifies that when the FCCPT issues a Type 1 Comprehensive Credentials Review Certificate and reports substantial equivalency to a first professional PT degree in the U.S., this means it is equivalent to at least a master’s degree in PT.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070267.
  • DOD Guidance on MAVNI Recruitment Program Eligibility(27 KB - 5/18/2009)
    This Department of Defense fact sheet, released in conjunction with a DOD December 2008 announcement about the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) pilot recruitment program, provides guidance on eligibility for program participation.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051860.
  • CGFNS on Education Requirements/Licensure for Physical Therapists(110 KB - 3/27/2009)
    A 3/26/09 letter from Barbara Nichols at CGFNS to USCIS SCOPS regarding a comparability analysis for a foreign-educated physical therapist addresses whether a master's degree is required for licensure and admission to the U.S. Courtesy of Christopher Musillo.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032770.
  • CDC Responds to Sign-On Letter Opposing HPV Vaccine Requirement(43 KB - 3/26/2009)
    In a 3/18/09 letter, Richard Besser, M.D., Acting Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, responds to a sign-on letter expressing opposition to newly-imposed HHS requirement that female immigrants ages 11 to 26, seeking permanent residence or entry to the U.S. be immunized against HPV.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032665.
  • Treasury Regulations on Sanctions Against Iran(424 KB - 1/22/2009)
    A 01/22/09 memo from the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control that explains regulations concerning U.S. economic sanctions against Iran.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012290.
  • OMB Memo Regarding Delay in Effective Date of Pending Regulations(317 KB - 1/22/2009)
    A 1/21/09 memo from the Office of Management and Budget providing guidance on implementation of a 1/20/09 White House Chief of Staff memo concerning regulatory review and suggestions to extend effective dates for pending regulations.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012220.
  • SSAD Memo to DHS Secretary Napolitano on Widow Penalty (2/18/2009)
    A memo to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano from Brent Renison, Surviving Spouses Against Deportation (SSAD) Pro Bono Counsel, regarding regulatory, legislative, and litigation options to immediately address the “widow penalty.”
    AILA Doc. No. 09021832.
  • Guide for Representing Noncitizen Criminal Defendants (1/27/2009)
    The Defending Immigrants Partnership released a manual entitled “Representing Noncitizen Criminal Defendants: A National Guide,” on the representation of noncitizen defendants accused of crimes.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012771.
  • NY Anti-Trafficking Network Guide for Assisting Trafficking Survivors (12/8/2008)
    The NY Anti-Trafficking Network released the third edition of the "Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Survivors" guide.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120870.
  • NILC Guide to SSI Extension Law for Humanitarian Immigrants (11/21/2008)
    The National Immigrantion Law Center (NILC) released a guide to the SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act (Public Law 110-328), which provides a two-year social security income eligibility extension for refugees and certain other humanitarian immigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112164.
  • The Reg Map: A Guide to the Agency Rulemaking Process(54 KB - 10/31/2008)
    The Reg Map, from ICF Consulting, provides a visual explanation of the regulatory rulemaking process.
    AILA Doc. No. 08103166.
  • EEOC Memo on U Certification Procedures(799 KB - 7/3/2008)
    A 7/3/08 memo with attached EEOC procedures from Naomi Earp, EEOC Chair, regarding the processing of requests to certify U visa petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 08070341.
  • Fact Sheet on Findings Concerning Forms I-867 and I-870(570 KB - 10/1/2007)
    U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom fact sheet on findings concerning Forms I-867 and I-870 from a congressionally-mandated study on asylum seekers in expedited removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 07100159.
  • Letter to House Appropriations Chairman Lewis and Ranking Member Obey on WHTI(115 KB - 7/31/2006)
    Letter from Chamber of Commerce to House Appropriations expressing support for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative provisions, and urging retention of provisions in the final conference report for the House's FY2007 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, H.R. 5441.
    AILA Doc. No. 06073165.
  • U.S. Courts Memo on Retention and Disposition of Passports(140 KB - 7/18/2006)
    Administrative Office of the United States Courts memorandum on the revised process for the transfer of foreign passports and associated notices to ICE field offices.
    AILA Doc. No. 06071865.
  • Handbook on Requesting Waiver of the J-1 Home Residency(452 KB - 4/1/2005)
    Veterans Health Administration 2005 handbook on requests to petition DOS for a waiver of the 2-year home residency requirement for J-1 exchange visitors. Courtesy of Desiree Goldfinger.
    AILA Doc. No. 05040161.
  • ABA Calls on BIA to Discard 2002 Procedural Changes (10/14/2003)
    The American Bar Association (ABA), on 10/13/03, called on the BIA to discard procedural changes it adopted in 2002. The announcement follows an ABA review of a recent study on the BIA changes which found that they have had a “serious and sweeping effect on the administration of justice.”
    AILA Doc. No. 03101422.
  • EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (12/4/2002)
    The EEOC has announced the issuance of updated guidance, in the form of a new Compliance Manual section, on the prohibition against national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    AILA Doc. No. 02120443.
  • Update on USDA’s Withdrawal from J-1 Waiver Program (3/6/2002)
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fact sheet explaining the agency’s decision to terminate its participation in the J-1 waiver program, effective 2/27/02.
    AILA Doc. No. 02030671.
  • Defense Department "Military Commission Order No. 1" (3/27/2002)
    The Department of Defense, on March 21, 2002, issued 'Military Commission Order No. 1,' which prescribes procedures for trials before military commissions of individuals subject to President Bush’s November 13, 2001, Military Order.
    AILA Doc. No. 02032731.
 
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