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  • DOJ Notice Requiring Certain Nonimmigrants to Report for Special Registration (11/22/2002)
    DOJ expands by 13 the list of countries from which males aged 16 or older who are already in the U.S. must appear for special registration. Those admitted as nonimmigrants on or before 9/30/02, are required to appear before INS for registration by 1/10/03. (67 FR 70525, 11/22/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02112240.
  • DOJ Extends TPS for Nationals of Burundi (8/30/2002)
    The DOJ has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for nationals of Burundi for another year, through 11/02/03. The 60-day re-registration period runs from 8/30/02 through 10/29/02. (67 FR 55875, 8/30/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02083042.
  • DOJ Extends TPS for Nationals of Sudan (8/30/2002)
    The DOJ has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for nationals of Sudan for another year, through 11/02/03. The 60-day re-registration period runs from 8/30/02 through 10/29/02. (67 FR 55879, 8/30/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02083040.
  • DOJ Final Rule to Enact Procedural Reforms at the BIA (8/26/2002)
    DOJ final rule that would make a number of procedural reforms at the Board of Immigration Appeals, including cutting the number of BIA Members from 19 to 11 and expanding the number of cases referred to a single Board member. Rule effective 9/25/02. (67 FR 54877, 8/26/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02082640.
  • EOIR Publishes Correction to Proposed St. Cyr Rule (8/22/2002)
    The EOIR has published a correction notice to 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), in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in INS v. St. Cyr.. (67 FR 54360, 8/22/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02082132.
  • DOJ to Extend Computer Matching Programs for Another 18 Months (7/25/2002)
    DOJ privacy act notice of plans to extend for another 18-month period several computer matching agreements that permit recipient agencies to confirm the immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, federal benefits under the SAVE program. (67 FR 48671 7/25/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02072502.
  • DOJ Rule Authorizing State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Immigration Laws (7/24/2002)
    DOJ final rule authorizing state and local law enforcement with the consent of those whose jurisdiction the individual is serving, to perform certain functions related to the enforcement of the immigration laws during the period of a declared “mass influx of aliens.” (67 FR 48354, 7/24/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02072401.
  • DOJ Proposed Rule on Alien Registration (6/13/2002)
    DOJ proposed rule that would require certain nonimmigrants to undergo various registration processes, and would impose sanctions on those who do not follow the processes. (67 FR 40581, 6/13/2002)
    AILA Doc. No. 02061331.
  • DOJ Publishes Correction to "Surrender" Rule (6/3/2002)
    DOJ correction notice to a 5/9/02 proposed rule that would amend both INS and EOIR regulations by requiring aliens subject to a final order of removal to surrender themselves to the INS. The notice corrects an erroneous citation in the original document. (67 FR 38324, 6/3/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02060333.
  • Interim Rule Authorizes IJs to Issue Protective Orders and Seal Records (5/28/2002)
    EOIR interim rule authorizes immigration judges to issue protective orders and seal records relating to law enforcement or national security information. Comments are due by 7/29/02. (67 FR 36799, 5/28/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02052840.
  • DOJ Publishes Proposed ‘Surrender’ Rule (5/9/2002)
    A proposed DOJ rule would amend both INS and EOIR regulations by requiring aliens subject to a final order of removal to surrender themselves to the INS. The rule establishes procedures for surrender and provides that violations will result in denied benefits. (67 FR 31157, 5/9/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02050931.
  • DOJ Proposes to Modify System of Records (7/19/2002)
    The DOJ’s Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force proposes to modify the system of records entitled Flight Training Candidates File System, JUSTICE/FTTTF-001. Comments accepted until 8/19/02. (67 FR 47570, 7/19/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02071941.
  • DOJ Updates Policy Guidance Regarding Limited English Proficiency (4/26/2002)
    DOJ policy guidance on Title IV’s prohibition against national origin discrimination as it affects limited English proficient persons. The guidance supplants previous guidance published on 1/19/01. (67 FR 19237, 4/18/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02042634.
  • DOJ Proposed Rule to Enact Procedural Reforms at the BIA (2/19/2002)
    DOJ proposed rule that would make a number of procedural reforms at the Board of Immigration Appeals, including cutting the number of BIA Members from 19 to 11.(67 FR 7309, 2/19/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02021938.
  • DOJ Prohibiting Aviation Training of Certain Individuals Without Prior Notification (2/12/2002)
    DOJ notice that the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PL 107-71) bans flight training for aircraft above a certain weight for any alien unless the flight school notifies the Attorney General but temporarily grants advance consent for certain aliens. Effective 2/8/02. (67 FR 6051, 2/8/02)
    AILA Doc. No. 02021273.
  • DOJ Request for Comments on Detainees Communications with Attorneys Being Monitored (11/6/2001)
    DOJ interim rule for comment on the change to allow monitoring of communications between detainees and their attorneys where a determination is made that it is necessary to deter violence or terrorism. Notice of the monitoring must be given. (66 FR 55062, 10/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01110635.
  • EOIR Interim Rule on Change to Custody Orders (11/1/2001)
    EOIR interim rule for comment amending regulations to expand the provision to provide for a 10-day automatic stay of release while INS seeks BIA review of an IJ's release from custody order where the INS ordered the person held without bond or set a bond of more than $10,000. (66 FR 54909, 10/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01110132.
  • EOIR Interim Rule with LIFE/NACARA Section 203 Regulations (7/17/2001)
    Interim regulation for motions to reopen under LIFE by persons with reinstated final orders, or new final orders based on illegal reentry after removal or voluntary departure, to apply for suspension or special rule cancellation under NACARA section 203. (66 FR 37119, 7/17/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01071731.
  • EOIR Final Rule with Soriano Regulations (1/29/2001)
    A final EOIR rule, overturning Matter of Soriano, permits certain persons in deportation proceedings begun before 4/24/96 to apply for 212(c) relief. Rule effective 1/22/01. (66 FR 6436 1/22/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01012210.
  • EOIR Proposed Rule with Outline of EOIR/BIA/IJ Authorities (12/27/2000)
    EOIR proposes a rule delineating the powers and authority of the EOIR Director, the Chair of the BIA, and the Chief IJ, and redesignating BIA members as Appellate Immigration Judges. Comments due 2/26/01. (65 FR 81434, 12/26/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00122601.
  • EOIR Final Rule on Attorney Discipline Rules (6/27/2000)
    EOIR final rule that also addresses practice before the INS, provides for investigation of complaints and sanctions against attorneys, and makes the BIA the reviewing body for decisions relating to infractions before the EOIR. The rule does not extend to government attorneys. (65 FR 39513, 6/27/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00062701.
  • EOIR Final Rule Expanded BIA to 21 Members (4/14/2000)
    A final regulation from EOIR adds a second Vice Chair position and two new member positions to the BIA, thereby expanding the Board to 21 permanent members. (65 FR 20069, 4/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00041403.