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  • Interpretation of Itinerary in H-1B Petitions (12/25/1995)
    A 12/29/95 memo from Michael L. Aytes, Assistant Commissioner (INS) regarding the interpretation of the term 'Itinerary' as it relates to the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. AILA Doc. No. 95122590.
    AILA Doc. No. 95122590.
  • Definition of 'Employed' in a L-1 Application (12/18/1995)
    A 12/18/95 letter from Yvonne M. LaFleur, Chief , Nonimmigrant Branch, Adjudication (INS), to William Reich regarding the definition of 'employed' in the context of an L-1 application. AILA Doc. No. 95121880.
    AILA Doc. No. 95121880.
  • VSC Adjudications of NIW for Physicians (12/14/1995)
    A 12/14/95 letter from Michael W. Straus, Acting Chief, Immigration Branch, Adjudications (INS) concerning Vermont Service Center's adjudication of 'national interest' waivers on behalf of physicians working in medically underserved areas of the United States. AILA Doc. No. 95121480.
    AILA Doc. No. 95121480.
  • INS Memo on Registered Nurses for H-1BClassification (12/12/1995)
    A 11/17/95 INS memorandum from Michael L. Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS), regarding the eligibility of registered nurses for H-1B classification. AILA Doc. No. 95121290.
    AILA Doc. No. 95121290.
  • List of FD-258 INS District Codes (12/11/1995)
    A partially completed list of FD-258 codes for individual INS district offices, which, when entered on Form FD-258, will insure routing to the INS district office with jurisdiction over the filing it is submitted in connection with. AILA Doc. No. 95121180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95121180.
  • INS Advises on H-1B Nonimmigrant Classification (11/29/1995)
    A 11/29/95 letter from Yvonne LaFleur, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS), to Richard D. Steel concerning questions regarding whether an amended H-1B petition should be filed when an employee is transferred from one locations to another by the same employer. AILA Doc. No. 95112980.
    AILA Doc. No. 95112980.
  • VSC Advises on Impact of Asylum on NIV Status (11/15/1995)
    A 11/15/95 letter from William R. Yates, Center Director to Alan Lee regarding maintenance of status for nonimmigrants who file for political asylum. AILA Doc. No. 95111580.
    AILA Doc. No. 95111580.
  • Lautenberg Impact on Asylum Procedures (11/14/1995)
    A 10/6/95 memorandum from David A. Martin, General Counsel on application of Lautenberg amendment to asylum claims. Courtesy of Daniel Kowalski. AILA Doc. No. 95111481.
    AILA Doc. No. 95111481.
  • INS Advises on Asylum and NIV Status (11/14/1995)
    An 11/14/95 letter from Yvonne LaFleur, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch, INS Adjudications, regarding whether an individual who maintains status until the date he files an asylum application is eligible to change nonimmigrant status before a decision has been rendered on asylum. AILA Doc. No. 95111480.
    AILA Doc. No. 95111480.
  • INS on Supporting Documentation for H-1B Petitions (11/13/1995)
    A 11/13/95 memo from Louis D. Crocetti, Jr., Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding supporting documentation for H-1B petitions. AILA Doc. No. 95111390.
    AILA Doc. No. 95111390.
  • Immigrant Investor Pilot Program Regional Centers (11/7/1995)
    A 11/1/95 memorandum from Michael L. Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS), regarding the designation of regional centers under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. AILA Doc. No. 95110780.
    AILA Doc. No. 95110780.
  • H-1B and H-2B Usage for FY1995 (10/31/2001)
    A memo from Yvonne M. LaFleur, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch (INS) providing the numbers for H-1B and H-2B usage for fiscal year 1995. AILA Doc. No. 95103180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95103180.
  • INS Clarifies Policy on H-1As after Sunset (10/26/1995)
    A 10/10/95 memorandum from Michael L. Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS). The memorandum clarifies Service policy on H-1A nurses. AILA Doc. No. 95102680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95102680.
  • INS Advises on Validity Date of EAD (10/21/1995)
    A 12/7/94 INS memo from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) clarifying the dates of EAD validity for F-1 students applying for practical training. Courtesy of Adam Green. AILA Doc. No. 95102199.
    AILA Doc. No. 95102199.
  • INS Memo on Role of Visa Consultants in Immigration Law (10/4/1995)
    A 4/20/93 INS General Counsel Legal Opinion 93-25 regarding the role of visa consultants in the practice of immigration law. Courtesy of Paul Parsons. AILA Doc. No. 93042090.
    AILA Doc. No. 93042090.
  • INS Memo on HIV Waivers (9/26/1995)
    A 9/6/95 memo from T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS), regarding immigrants waivers for aliens found excludable under the INA due to HIV infection. AILA Doc. No. 95092690.
    AILA Doc. No. 95092690.
  • INS Advises on Admission of L-2 Nonimmigrants (9/26/1995)
    A 9/15/95 letter from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch Adjudication (INS),to Carolyn J. Fuchs regarding aliens for admission as L-2 nonimmigrants subsequent to the principal alien's application for adjustment of status under the INA. AILA Doc. No. 95092680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95092680.
  • INS Advises on NSC, LA District Office (9/8/1995)
    A 8/23/95 letter of response from Michael L. Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Adjudications, to INS Hdqrs Liaison Chair Steve Ladik regarding adjudication issues at the NSC and the LA District Office. AILA Doc. No. 95090880.
    AILA Doc. No. 95090880.
  • Sunset Date for Filing Petition for H-1A Nonimmigrant (8/31/1995)
    A 8/28/95 letter from Michael Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Adjudications (INS) regarding the sunset for the filing of petitions for H-1A nonimmigrant classification for registered nurses on September 1, 1995. AILA Doc. No. 95083180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95083180.
  • INS on Petition Filed Under EB-2 with Approved NIW (8/30/1995)
    A 8/10/95 letter from Edward Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch Adjudications (INS), to William Reich regarding the validity of a petition filed under the EB-2 category in which a national interest waiver of the job offer requirement was granted. AILA Doc. No. 95083091.
    AILA Doc. No. 95083091.
  • INS on Sunset of H-1A Nonimmigrant Classification (8/29/1995)
    A 8/18/95 memorandum from Michael L. Aytes, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS), regarding the sunset date for the filing of petitions for H-1A nonimmigrant classification on September 1, 1995. AILA Doc. No. 95082980.
    AILA Doc. No. 95082980.
  • INS on National Interest Waiver Adjudication Policy (8/15/1995)
    July 11, 1995 and May 10, 1995 letters from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch, Adjudication (INS), to Aggie R. Hoffman regarding the INS policy on the adjudication of national interest waivers. AILA Doc. No. 95081580.
    AILA Doc. No. 95081580.
  • Extension of TPS for Bosnia and Somalia (7/31/1995)
    A July 28, 1995 INS cable regarding extension of TPS for Bosnia and Somalia; reregistration filing and late initial registration. AILA Doc. No. 95073180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95073180.
  • Removal of Conditional Residence for Investors (7/21/1995)
    A 7/18/95 INS cable regarding a policy memorandum on removal of conditional residence for investors. AILA Doc. No. 95072180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95072180.
  • Request for INS Exams Fee/Legalization Account (7/3/1995)
    A 6/7/95 letter regarding reprogramming request for the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) Examinations Fee account (Exams Fee), Legalization account, and Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) resources. AILA Doc. No. 95070380.
    AILA Doc. No. 95070380.
  • INS Letter on Outstanding Professor/Researcher (6/29/1995)
    A 6/15/95 letter from Ed Skerret, Chief, Immigrant Branch Adjudications (INS), to Nathan Waxman on the adjudication of immigrant petitions for outstanding professor or researcher classification. AILA Doc. No. 95062990.
    AILA Doc. No. 95062990.
  • INS on Authority to Control Uncollectable Check Payments (6/22/1995)
    A 6/22/95 memo from Kenneth Rath, Executive Associate Commissione (INS) providing discretionary authority to District Directors for restricting the acceptance of checks for fees. Restriction may be used when there is a high rate of uncollectable checks. AILA Doc. No. 95062280.
    AILA Doc. No. 95062280.
  • INS Memo on EAD Processing (6/8/1995)
    A 6/8/95 memo from Louis D. Crocetti, Jr., Associate Commission, Examinations (INS) gives local INS offices discretion to continue accepting non-asylum EAD applications until 9/3/95. AILA Doc. No. 95060880.
    AILA Doc. No. 95060880.
  • INS on Contracts Involving H-1B Petitions (6/6/1995)
    A 6/6/95 memo from John W. Brown, Acting Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch (INS) regarding requests for contracts involving H-1B petitions. AILA Doc. No. 95060691.
    AILA Doc. No. 95060691.
  • INS Issues Guidelines from Womens Asylum Claims (5/31/1995)
    A 5/26/95 memo from Phyllis Coven,Office of International Affairs (INS) to all Asylum Office(rs)/HQASM Coordinators providing guidance and background on adjudicating cases of women having asylum claims based wholly or in part on their gender. AILA Doc. No. 95053180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95053180.
  • INS on Extension of the AA-1 IV Program (5/5/1995)
    A 5/3/95 memorandum from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding the extension of the AA-1 Immigrant Visa Program which allows for certain unused AA-1 immigrant visa numbers to be used in fiscal year 1995. AILA Doc. No. 95050580.
    AILA Doc. No. 95050580.
  • INS on Western Hemisphere Priority Dates (5/3/1995)
    A 4/13/95 memorandum from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding the priority dates for certain natives of the Western Hemisphere. (Courtesy of Jim Tom Haynes) AILA Doc. No. 95050380.
    AILA Doc. No. 95050380.
  • INS Advises on Issuance of Advance Parole (4/28/1995)
    A 4/20/95 INS memorandum from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) to Regional Directors, District Directors and Service Center Directors regarding guidelines on issuance of advance parole to applicants for adjustment of status. AILA Doc. No. 95042880.
    AILA Doc. No. 95042880.
  • INS on Priority Dates for Employment-Based Petitions (4/11/1995)
    A 4/4/95 letter from James Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner Programs (INS), regarding the priority dates for employment-based immigrant petitions. AILA Doc. No. 95041180.
    AILA Doc. No. 95041180.
  • INS Advises on EAD Validity Periods (4/5/1995)
    INS memorandum reaffirming the Service policy controlling the validity periods of the current Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Form I-688B. AILA Doc. No. 95040580.
    AILA Doc. No. 95040580.
  • Extension of TPS for Liberia (3/24/1995)
    A 01/23/95 INS cable on the extension of Temporary Protected Status and re-registration for Liberians. AILA Doc. No. 95032480.
    AILA Doc. No. 95032480.
  • FY1995 H-1B Cap Count (3/16/1995)
    Information from Jacquelyn A. Bednarz, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch (INS) stating that as of 2/10/95 the INS had approved 15,162 H-1B petitions. AILA Doc. No. 95031680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95031680.
  • INS Issues Cable on Naturalization Provisions of INTCA (3/6/1995)
    INS cable on the naturalization provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Correction Act of 1994 (INTCA) AILA Doc. No. 95030680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95030680.
  • INS Implements Naturalization Technical Correction (2/16/1995)
    A 2/6/95 INS cable clarifying certain sections of the Technical Correction Act. AILA Doc. No. 95021680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95021680.
  • District Court Stays CSS v. Reno Wire (2/13/1995)
    On 2/6/95, Judge Karlton of the U.S. District Court (California) stayed the Service's wire dated 1/30/95, pending resolution of the motions now before the court. AILA Doc. No. 95021380
    AILA Doc. No. 95021380.
  • INS Cable on Construction of Sciences and Arts (2/2/1995)
    A 1/20/95 INS cable (CO 203-P) from T. Alexander Aleinikoff, General Counsel (INS) to Terrance M. O'Reilly, Director, AAU regarding whether athletes could qualify for second employment-based preference (EB-2) immigrant visas as persons of exceptional ability in the arts. AILA Doc. No. 95020280.
    AILA Doc. No. 95020280.
  • INS Issues Cable on CSS v. Reno (2/1/1995)
    A 1/30/95 INS cable regarding the discontinuance of taking applications for Class Membership submitted pursuant to the United States District Court's Order in CSS vs. Reno. AILA Doc. No. 95020180
    AILA Doc. No. 95020180.
  • INS Cable on Self-Petitioning for Battered Women (1/26/1995)
    A 1/20/95 INS cable (HQ 204-P) regarding new immigrant classification - self-petitioning for abused and battered spouses and children of citizens of lawful permanent resident. AILA Doc. No. 95012680.
    AILA Doc. No. 95012680.
  • Extension of DED for Persian Gulf Evacuees (1/5/1995)
    A 1/5/95, INS cable from T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Executive Associate Commissioner, Programs (INS), regarding the extension of deferred enforced departure and employment authorization for the Persian Gulf evacuees. AILA Doc. No. 95010599.
    AILA Doc. No. 95010599.
 
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