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USCIS Requests Comments on Form I-693
USCIS published a request for comments on Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. Comments are due 2/26/07. (71 FR 77772, 12/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06122690.
AILA Doc. No. 06122690.
USCIS Announces Pilot of Redesigned Naturalization Test
USCIS announced that it will be conducting a pilot of the redesigned naturalization test. USCIS plans to revise the testing process to ensure that it is uniform. The notice is effective 01/03/07. (71 FR 75971, 12/19/06) AILA Doc. No. 06121960.
AILA Doc. No. 06121960.
DHS Publishes Semi-annual Regulatory Agenda
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DHS semi-annual regulatory agenda outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and providing an estimated timetable for each item. Included are regulatory agendas for USCIS, CBP, and ICE. (71 FR 73289, 12/11/06) AILA Doc. No. 06121363.
AILA Doc. No. 06121363.
DHS and DOS Issue a Final Rule Notice on the First Phase of the WHTI
DHS/DOS joint final rule that as of 1/23/07, all U.S. citizens and nonimmigrants from Canada, Bermuda and Mexico will have to present a valid passport at air ports-of-entry when departing from or entering the U.S. from within the Western Hemisphere. (71 FR 68412, 11/24/06) AILA Doc. No. 06120811.
AILA Doc. No. 06120811.
USCIS Proposes Background Check Service
On December 4, 2006, USCIS issued a notice of a proposal to add a new system of records entitled Background Check Service. The established system of records will be effective January 3, 2007, unless comments are received that result in a contrary determination. (71 FR 70413, 12/4/06). AILA Doc. No. 06120560.
AILA Doc. No. 06120560.
USCIS Issues Notice of Expansion of I-485 Pilot Program
USCIS is expanding a pilot program that changes I-485 filing procedures for certain applicants. The expansion will affect applicants within jurisdiction of the Dallas and El Paso District Offices, or the Oklahoma City Sub-Office. (71 FR 55206, 9/21/06) AILA Doc. No. 06092162
AILA Doc. No. 06092162.
Termination of Designation of TPS for Liberia
USCIS notice terminating of the designation of temporary protected status (TPS) for Liberia. The notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the designation of TPS for Liberia for six months through April 1, 2007. (71 FR 55000, 9/20/06) AILA Doc. No. 06092069.
AILA Doc. No. 06092069.
DHS Extends Comment Period for Form I-130
DHS extends comment period for information collection on Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). Comments are due October 16, 2006. (71 FR 54514, 9/15/06) AILA Doc. No. 06091563.
AILA Doc. No. 06091563.
Extendsion of TPS for Burundi
USCIS notice that the designation of Burundi for Temporary Protected Status has been extended for 12 months, from its current expiration date of November 2, 2006, to November 2, 2007. (71 FR 54300, 9/14/06) AILA Doc. No. 06091460.
AILA Doc. No. 06091460.
DHS Proposes Rulemaking to Exempt Parts of New Records System from Provisions of the Privacy Act
DHS notice of proposed rulemaking to exempt portions of a new system of records, the Office of Security File System, from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. (71 FR 53609, 9/12/06) AILA Doc. No. 06091364.
AILA Doc. No. 06091364.
DHS Establishes a New Port of Entry at Sacramento, CA
DHS regulations pertaining to the field organization of the CBP have been amended to establish a new port of entry at Sacramento, CA. In addition, the boundaries of the San Francisco-Oakland port of entry have been realigned. (71 FR 52288, 9/5/06) AILA Doc. No. 06090568.
AILA Doc. No. 06090568.
DHS Announces that Additional Ports of Entry Will Use US-VISIT
DHS notice identifying additional ports of entry that will use the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) for biometric screening. (71 FR 46918, 8/15/06) AILA Doc. No. 06081561.
AILA Doc. No. 06081561.
DHS/DOS Proposed Rule to Require Passports of Western Hemisphere Travelers
Proposed rule issued jointly by Customs and Border Protection and State Dept. would require passports of certain travelers between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and Bermuda as of 1/8/07. (71 FR 46155, 8/11/06) AILA Doc. No. 06081164.
AILA Doc. No. 06081164.
CBP Updates List of Ports of Entry that Special Registrants May Use for Departure
CBP notice listing all of the Ports of Entry that special registrants may use for departure. (71 FR 45061, 8/8/06) AILA Doc. No. 06080860.
AILA Doc. No. 06080860.
Extension of TPS for Somalia
DHS extension of TPS for Somalians from September 17, 2006 to March 17, 2008. (71 FR 42653, 07/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06072768.
AILA Doc. No. 06072768.
DHS Updates US-VISIT Privacy Impact Assessment
DHS issues notice that it has updated its US-VISIT Privacy Impact Assessment. (71 FR 42653, 7/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06072766.
AILA Doc. No. 06072766.
DHS Announces Republishing of System of Records Notice for Biometrics
DHS announces that it is republishing the Privacy Act system of records notice for the Automated Biometric Identification System. Comments due August 28, 2006. (71 FR 42651, 7/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06072765.
AILA Doc. No. 06072765.
DHS Proposes Rule to Exempt Part of Biometric Records System from Privacy Act
DHS proposes rule to exempt portions of the Automated Biometric Identification System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. (71 FR 42603, 7/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06072764.
AILA Doc. No. 06072764.
DHS Proposes Rule on Additional Enrollment in US-VISIT
DHS proposes rule to extend the US-VISIT requirements to all foreign nationals with the exception of those specifically exempted and Canadian citizens applying for admission as B1/B2 visitors. (71 FR 42605, 7/27/06) AILA Doc. No. 06072763.
AILA Doc. No. 06072763.
DHS Proposes Rule Regarding Transmission of Advance Passenger Data
Notice of proposed rulemaking regarding transmission of passenger manifest information for aircraft en route to the United States. (71 FR 40035, 7/14/06) AILA Doc. No. 06071769.
AILA Doc. No. 06071769.
Extension of EAD for TPS Beneficiaries from El Salvador
Previously set to expire September 9, 2006, Employment Authorization Documents for Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries from El Salvador have been automatically extended. (71 FR 37941 7/3/06) AILA Doc. No. 06070765.
AILA Doc. No. 06070765.
DHS Requests Comments on Ombudsman Case Problem Submission, Form G-1107
DHS requests comments on CIS Ombudsman Case Problem Submission, Form G-1107. Comments are due August 28, 2006. (71 FR 37085, 06/29/06) AILA Doc. No. 06063060.
AILA Doc. No. 06063060.
DHS Issues Proposed Regulation on Intercountry Adoptions
DHS proposes rule providing for intercountry adoptions pursuant to the Hague Convention and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. The proposed rule addresses consular officer processing of immigration petitions, visas, and Convention certificates. (71 FR 35847, 06/22/06) AILA Doc. No. 06062312.
AILA Doc. No. 06062312.
USCIS Final Rule on Affidavits of Support on Behalf of Immigrants
USCIS final rule adopts, with specified changes, an interim rule published by the former INS on 10/20/1997 regarding the affidavit of support. This final rule clarifies several issues raised under the interim rule and is effective 7/21/ 2006. (71 FR 35732, 06/20/06) AILA Doc. No. 06062160.
AILA Doc. No. 06062160.
Extension of TPS Designation for El Salvador
DHS announced the extension of TPS for El Salvadorans from September 9, 2006 to September 9, 2007. (71 FR 34637, 06/15/06) AILA Doc. No. 06061565.
AILA Doc. No. 06061565.
ICE Publishes Interim Rule Permitting Electronic Retention of Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
ICE interim rule implementing statutory changes to the Form I-9 retention requirements by establishing standards for electronic signatures and the electronic retention of the Form I-9, permitting employers to sign and retain these forms electronically. (71 FR 34510, 06/15/06) AILA Doc. No. 06061510.
AILA Doc. No. 06061510.
ICE Regulation on No-Match Letters Published in Federal Register
Proposed ICE regulation regarding obligations of employer that receives a no-match letter from the SSA and "safe harbor" procedures for employers in response to such a letter. (71 FR 34281, 06/14/06) AILA Doc. No. 06061464.
AILA Doc. No. 06061464.
DHS Requests Comment on Form I-130
DHS requests comments on Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). Comments are due August 14, 2006. (71 FR 34152, 06/13/06) AILA Doc. No. 06061365.
AILA Doc. No. 06061365.
DHS Requests Comments on Form I-918
DHS requests comments on Form I-918, I-918 Supplement A and I-918 Supplement B (Application for Immediate Family Member of U-1 Recipient; and U Nonimmigrant Status Certification). Comments are due July 3, 2006. (71 FR 32117, 06/02/06) AILA Doc. No. 06060265.
AILA Doc. No. 06060265.
USCIS Proposes Revision of Form I-129F
USCIS issues comment request on the proposed revision of the Alien Fiance(e) petition; Form I-129F.(71 FR 30434, 05/26/06) AILA Doc. No. 06052663.
AILA Doc. No. 06052663.
Second Correction to TPS Extension for Nicaragua
USCIS again corrects the dates of the "re-registration" period. Under the corrected rule, the "re-registration" period for eligible Nicaraguans expires on June 1, 2006. (71 FR 29971, 5/24/06) AILA Doc. No. 06052462.
AILA Doc. No. 06052462.
USCIS Interim Rule Changing Process for Premium Processing Service
USCIS interim rule with request for comments changes how USCIS designates applications and petitions for premium processing. Comments are due by July 24, 2006. (71 FR 29571-74, 5/23/06) AILA Doc. No. 06052311.
AILA Doc. No. 06052311.
USCIS Designates New Categories for Premium Processing
USCIS notice May 23, 2006, establishing future eligibility of EB-1, EB 2 (except NIW), and EB-3 I-140 petitions for premium processing, along with premium processing eligibility for certain I-765 and -539 categories. (71 FR 29662, 5/23/06) AILA Doc. No. 06052310.
AILA Doc. No. 06052310.
Correction to TPS Extension for Nicaragua
USCIS corrects the dates of the "re-registration" period. Under the corrected rule, the "re-registration" period for eligible Nicaraguans expires on June 30, 2006. (71 FR 29166, 5/19/2006) AILA Doc. No. 06051961.
AILA Doc. No. 06051961.
Government Withdraws Regulation Barring “Arriving Aliens” in Proceedings from Adjusting Status
Interim rule by EOIR and USCIS deletes the absolute bar on an “arriving alien’s” ability to adjust status if he or she is in removal proceedings. Comments, due 6/12/06, are solicited on related issues. (71 FR 27585, 5/12/06) AILA Doc. No. 06051561.
AILA Doc. No. 06051561.
DHS Issues Notice of Proposed Addition of New System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, DHS gives notice that it proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems for DHS General Training Records. Comments due by 6/7/06 (71 FR 26767, 5/8/06) AILA Doc. No. 06050968.
AILA Doc. No. 06050968.
DHS Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking About the Implementation of Exemptions Regarding the Privacy Act of 1974
DHS proposes to exempt portions of a new system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, for DHS General Training Records. Comments due by 6/7/06 (71 FR 26706, 5/8/06) AILA Doc. No. 06050967.
AILA Doc. No. 06050967.
DHS Issues Final PEA and FONSI for US-VISIT Program
DHS issues Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program. (71 FR 20708, 4/21/06) AILA Doc. No. 06042767.
AILA Doc. No. 06042767.
USCIS Seeks Comments on Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal (Form I-589)
USCIS seeks comments on Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection. Comments due by 6/20/06 (71 FR 20711, 4/21/06) AILA Doc. No. 06042766.
AILA Doc. No. 06042766.
DHS/CBP Issues Notice of Revision to and Expansion of Privacy Act System of Records
DHS revises and expands the Privacy Act records system to create a database for biometric and biographic data of those who voluntarily exchange the information for expedited transit at U.S. border entry points. Revised system to be effective 5/22/06. (71 FR 20708, 4/21/06) AILA Doc. No. 06042765.
AILA Doc. No. 06042765.
DHS Final Rule Exempts Two Records Systems from Certain Provisions of the Privacy Act
DHS final rule exempts two Privacy Act records systems (Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act System of Records and the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Matters System of Records) from certain Privacy Act provisions. (71 FR 20523, 4/21/06) AILA Doc. No. 06042764.
AILA Doc. No. 06042764.
DHS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
(1091 KB - 4/24/2006)
DHS published its semiannual regulatory agenda outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and providing an estimated timetable for each item. Included are regulatory agendas for USCIS, CBP, and ICE. (71 FR 22624, 04/24/06) AILA Doc. No. 06042462.
AILA Doc. No. 06042462.
DHS/USCIS Final Rule on Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters
DHS/USCIS final rule adopts, without change, the interim rule published by the former INS on (10/11/01), that established procedures for filing immigrant visa petitions for foreign language alien broadcasters. This final rule is effective 5/18/06 (71 FR 19805-19806, 4/18/06) AILA Doc. No. 06041862.
AILA Doc. No. 06041862.
DHS Proposes to Remove Two Obsolete Systems of Records
DHS proposes to remove two systems of records from its inventory of record systems because they have become obsolete. One system held fingerprint records for the INS under the DOJ and became part of the DHS inventory of records. Effective 4/13/06 (71 FR 19197, 4/13/06) AILA Doc. No. 06041363.
AILA Doc. No. 06041363.
DHS/USCIS Seeks Comments to Revision to Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions
USCIS seeks comments about a revision to currently approved information collection for Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions. 6/5/06 is the deadline to submit comments (71 FR 17127-17128, 4/5/06) AILA Doc. No. 06040765.
AILA Doc. No. 06040765.
USCIS Requests Comments on Form I-817
USCIS requests comments on Form I-817, Application for Benefits Under the Family Unity Program. (71 FR 10053, 2/28/06) AILA Doc. No. 06022990.
AILA Doc. No. 06022990.
DHS/ICE Proposes to Exempt Portions of New Records System from Privacy Act Provisions
In this proposed rulemaking, DHS/ICE proposes to exempt portions of a new system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil and administrative enforcement requirements. (71 FR 16519-16520, 4/3/06) AILA Doc. No. 06040560.
AILA Doc. No. 06040560.
Extension of TPS for Nicaragua
USCIS extends TPS for Nicaragua for 12 months, until July 5, 2007. Work authorization is extended for 6 months. Re-registration runs April 1 to June 1, 2006 (note that FR notice erroneously states June 1, 2007). (71 FR 16333, 3/31/06) AILA Doc. No. 06033166.
AILA Doc. No. 06033166.
Extension of TPS for Honduras
USCIS extends TPS for Honduras for 12 months, until July 5, 2007. Work authorization is extended for 6 months. Re-registration runs April 1 to June 1, 2006. (71 FR 16328, 3/31/06) AILA Doc. No. 06033165.
AILA Doc. No. 06033165.
ICE Provides Notice of New Case Management System for Its Attorneys
ICE proposes a new system of records titled "General Counsel Electronic Management System" to supplement "and ultimately replace" ICE attorneys' paper files which are currently part of the A file. (71 FR 16326, 3/31/06) AILA Doc. No. 06033164.
AILA Doc. No. 06033164.
DHS Announces Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for US-VISIT
A Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the US-VISIT Plan for Potential Changes to Immigration and Border Management Processes, is available for public review and comment from 2/17/06 until 3/18/06. (71 FR 8602-8603, 2/17/06) AILA Doc. No. 06021719.
AILA Doc. No. 06021719.
DHS Seeks Comments on Revised US-VISIT Privacy Impact Assessment
DHS requests comments on the revision of its Privacy Impact Assessment. The revision addresses the effects of Phase II of the live test of biometric technology on privacy. (71 FR 3873, 1/24/06) AILA Doc. No. 06012462.
AILA Doc. No. 06012462.
USCIS Comment Request on Form I-751
USCIS requests comments on Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. AILA Doc. No. 07030290.
AILA Doc. No. 07030290.
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