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  • DOS Withdraws Proposed Rule to Amend EVP Program Regulations (12/17/2008)
    DOS is withdrawing a proposed rule to amend Exchange Visitor Program regulations, which was published on 12/10/08. (73 FR 76575, 12/17/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08121671.
  • DOS Proposed Rule to Amend EVP Regulations (12/10/2008)
    DOS published a proposed rule to amend Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) regulations to provide greater specificity regarding program administration, sponsor obligations and participant eligibility. Comments are due in 60 days. (73 FR 75015, 12/10/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08121064.
  • DOS Comment Request on Form DS-5507 (11/26/2008)
    DOS issued an information collection on Form DS-5507, Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support. Comments are due in 60 days. (73 FR 72103, 11/26/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08112662.
  • No Change in Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation for the FARC, Shining Path or DHKP/C (11/18/2008)
    A DOS notice announces Deputy Secretary Negroponte's decision that the foreign terrorist organization designation for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Shining Path and the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) shall be maintained. (73 FR 68489, 11/18/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08111862.
  • DOS on Establishment of Online English Language Program (11/17/2008)
    DOS seeks to establish an online English language program by partnering with the private sector to create a learning and literacy series for economically disadvantaged youth outside the United States that will be made available without charge. Comments are due 12/17/08. (73 FR 67920, 11/17/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08111772.
  • DOS Final Rule Eliminates Board of Appellate Review for Loss of Citizenship (10/21/2008)
    DOS final rule eliminating the Board of Appellate Review, which was authorized to review determinations related to loss of citizenship and passport denials, because its jurisdiction had been made obsolete, and authorizes on a discretionary basis an alternative review process. (73 FR 62196, 10/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08102161.
  • DOS Final Rule Requiring Certification of Certain Foreign Health Care Workers (10/20/2008)
    DOS published a final rule requiring certain foreign health care workers to present either a CGFNS certificate, or a certificate from another DHS/HHS approved credentialing organization, establishing competency in a specific health care field. (73 FR 62197, 10/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08101761.
  • DOS Publishes Instructions on Applying for the DV-2010 Program (9/30/2008)
    DOS published a notice with guidelines on applying to the 2010 Diversity Visa Lottery. For DV-2010, Russia has returned to the list of eligible countries and Kosovo has been added. No countries have been removed from the list of eligible countries for DV-2010. (73 FR 58679, 9/30/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08093069.
  • DOS Request for Comments on the Special Immigrant Visa Application (10/15/2008)
    DOS issued an information collection on DS-234, Application for Special Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, for Iraqi and Afghan special immigrant visa applicants. Comments are due in 30 days. (73 FR 61185, 10/15/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08101561.
  • DOS Final Rule Exempting Certain Burmese Officials from Travel Restrictions (9/30/2008)
    DOS published a final rule exempting certain Burmese diplomats and officials from the travel restrictions established in the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act. The rule is effective 9/30/08. (73 FR 56729, 9/30/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08093068.
  • DOS Comment Request on Academic Exchange Program Application (9/15/2008)
    DOS issued a revised information collection on DS-7001 and DS-7005, DOS-Sponsored Academic Exchange Program Application. Comments are due in 30 days. (73 FR 53316, 9/15/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08091563.
  • DOS Maintains Designation of Real Irish Republican Army as Terrorist Organization (8/25/2008)
    DOS issued a notice that it will not revoke the designation of the Real Irish Republican Army as a foreign terrorist organization. (73 FR 49230, 8/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08082563.
  • USCIS Direct Mail Program Now Includes I-800A and I-800 (8/26/2008)
    USCIS issued a notice that the agency is expanding its Direct Mail program to include Form I-800A, Application of Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country and Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative. (73 FR 50336, 8/26/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08082562.
  • DOS Final Rule on Inadmissibility of Unlawful Voters (Updated 8/26/08) (8/26/2008)
    DOS issued a final rule implementing the exception in INA Section 212(a)(10)(D) to the ground of inadmissibility for foreign nationals who voted in violation of U.S. law. (73 FR 50194, 8/26/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08082561.
  • DOS Final Rule on Nonimmigrant Visa Fingerprinting (8/20/2008)
    DOS issued a final rule amending nonimmigrant visa regulations to require “ten print” fingerprint scans for all nonimmigrant visa applicants. The rule is effective 8/20/08. (73 FR 49091, 8/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08081965.
  • DOS Eliminates Board of Appellate Review (8/7/2008)
    DOS interim final rule eliminates the Board of Appellate Review (L/BAR). The Bureau of Consular Affairs authorizes on a discretionary basis an alternative, less cumbersome review of loss of nationality determinations. Rule is effective as of 7/18/08. Comments due on 9/16/08. (73 FR 41256, 7/18/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08080771.
  • DOS on Data Breaches of Personally Identifiable Information (7/15/2008)
    DOS proposes to add a new routine use to the Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses to Department of State Privacy Act Issuances, to be able to respond quickly and efficiently should a breach of personally identifiable information occur. (73 FR 40649, 7/15/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08071563.
  • DOS to End EVP Sponsor Designations for Flight Schools (7/11/2008)
    DOS released a Statement of Policy announcing that effective 6/1/10, the Department will terminate the Exchange Visitor Program sponsor status of all eight designated flight training programs. (73 FR 40008, 7/11/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08071164.
  • DOS Revised Information Collection on DS-234 (7/9/2008)
    DOS issued a revised information collection on Form DS-234, Application for Special Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration for Iraqi immigrant visa applicants. Comments are due in 60 days. (73 FR 39368, 7/9/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08070964.
  • DOS Finalizes "Student Intern" J-1 Regulations (6/20/2008)
    Final regulation from DOS regarding the new subcategory in the J-1 College and University Student category for student interns pursuing degrees at post-secondary institutions outside the U.S. (73 FR 35066, 6/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08062063.
  • DOS Interim Final Rule Revising Regulations On Au Pairs (6/19/2008)
    DOS issued an interim final rule revising its regulations regarding au pairs to allow au pairs to repeat the program after a period of at least two years residency outside the U.S. The rule is effective 30 days from 7/21/08. Comments are also due 30 days form 7/21/08. (73 FR 34861, 6/19/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08061962.
  • DOS Requests Comments on Exchange Visitor Compliance Evaluation Program (6/18/2008)
    DOS issued a request for comments on the Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Compliance Evaluation Program, SV-2008-0014, Secondary School Student; SV-2008-0015, Summer Work Travel; SV-2008-0016, Training Program; and SV-2008-0017, Internship Program. Comments are due in 60 days. (73 FR 34823, 6/18/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08061864.
  • Lashkar i Jhangvi Remains a Terrorist Organization Under INA (6/18/2008)
    On 6/9/08 John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary, Department of State, determined that Lashkar i Jhangvi remains a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to INA Section 219. (73 FR 34356, 6/17/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08061860.
  • DOS Information Collection on Form DS-157 (6/2/2008)
    DOS issued an information collection on Form DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Form. Applicants use form to apply for a nonimmigrant visa and U.S. embassies/consulates use in conjunction with DS-156 to determine eligible for nonimmigrant visas. Comments are due in 60 days. (73 FR 31533, 6/2/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08060264.
  • DOS Final Rule on Electronic NIV Application (4/29/2008)
    DOS issued a final rule amending its regulations related to nonimmigrant visa applications, to offer a completely electronic application procedure as an alternative to the submission of Form DS-156. Rule is effective on 4/29/08. (73 FR 23067, 4/29/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08042960.
  • DOS Information Collection on Form DS-2019 (4/7/2008)
    DOS published an information collection on Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status. The form has been revised to update the duration of program participation and the addition of a new category of Intern. Comments are due in 30 days. (73 FR 18850, 4/7/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08040761.
  • DOS Request for Comments on Form DS-160 (4/4/2008)
    DOS published an information collection on Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application. Comments are due in 30 days. (73 FR 18601, 4/4/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08040477.
  • DOS Final Rule Amending Regulations on Visa Classification Symbols (3/20/2008)
    DOS issued a final rule amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables, as well as remove classifications that have become obsolete. The rule is effective 3/20/08. (73 FR 14926, 3/20/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08032036.
  • DOS Final Rule on Termination of Immigrant Visa Registration (2/29/2008)
    DOS issued a final rule revising the procedures for notifying the beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition of registration termination. The rule is effective 2/29/08. (73 FR 11027, 2/29/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08022961.
  • DOS Revises Diversity Visa Application Photo Requirements (2/11/2008)
    DOS published a final rule revising the photo requirements for Diversity Immigrant Visa applications to require that photos be in color. The rule is effective 2/11/08. (73 FR 7670, 2/11/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08021164.
  • DOS Receives Permit Application for Construction of New Northern Border Crossing Facility (2/6/2008)
    DOS issued a notice that it received an application for a Presidential Permit to authorize the construction of a new border crossing facility on the U.S.-Canada border at Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, Ontario. Comments are due 4/28/08. (73 FR 6766, 2/5/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08020673.
  • DOS Issues Second Correction to Final Rule on Passports (1/30/2008)
    DOS issued a second correction to the final rule reorganizing, restructuring and updating passport regulations. The rule is effective 2/1/08. (73 FR 5435, 1/30/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08013061.
  • DOS Interim Final Rule Revises Consular Fees for Border Security and Passports (1/29/2008)
    DOS published an interim final rule revising the schedule of fees for consular services to increase the surcharge for border security and reduce the fee for a passport book. (73 FR 5087, 1/29/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08012967.
  • Construction of New Border Crossing Facility is Proposed (1/24/2008)
    DOS notice on an application for a permit that it received from the California Department of Transportation proposing to build a new border crossing facility along the southern border, which would connect to existing roads via a proposed State highway. Comments are due 4/23/08. (73 FR 4300, 1/24/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08012465.
  • DOS Issues Correction to Final Rule on Passports (1/24/2008)
    DOS issued a correction to the final rule reorganizing, restructuring and updating passport regulations. The final rule is effective 2/1/08. (73 FR 4077, 1/24/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08012464.
  • DOS Issues Correction to Passport Card Final Rule and Fee Schedule (1/23/2008)
    DOS issued a correction to the final rule on card format passports and the schedule of fees for consular services. (73 FR 3867, 1/23/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08012360.
  • DOS Notice on Sharing Passport Records with Other Agencies (1/9/2008)
    DOS issued a system of records notice describing a number of new “routine uses” for sharing passport records outside the department. (73 FR 1660, 1/9/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08010964.
 
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