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  • OSC Technical Assistance Letter on Unsigned Social Security Cards(486 KB - 11/19/2008)
    An 11/19/08 letter from DOJ Special Counsel Patrick Shen provides guidance on whether an unsigned Social Security card is a valid List C document for employment eligibility verification purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111959.
  • OSC Technical Assistance Letter on EAR/ITAR(487 KB - 11/19/2008)
    An 11/19/08 letter from DOJ Special Counsel Patrick Shen provides guidance on the treatment of non-U.S. employees under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
    AILA Doc. No. 08111958.
  • EOIR Responds to AILA Letter Regarding Immigration Court Practice Manual(43 KB - 11/7/2008)
    The Office of Chief Immigration Judge at the Executive Office for Immigration Review replied to a September 10, 2008, letter that the AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee sent to EOIR outlining concerns with the Immigration Court Practice Manual.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110764.
  • EOIR Releases Docketing Manual(305 KB - 9/29/2008)
    EOIR released its Docketing Manual, which was revised in July of 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092966.
  • Attorney General Extends Deadline for Amicus Briefs on Lozada Standards(71 KB - 9/11/2008)
    Recently, the Attorney General directed the BIA to refer to him for review three cases involving Lozada standards with respect to ineffective assistance of counsel. AILF's Legal Action Center was invited to submit an amicus brief. On 9/8/08 the Attorney General extended the deadline for submission to 10/6/08. AILA Doc. No. 08091131.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091131.
  • AILF Legal Action Center Advisory on 28(j) Letters (9/11/2008)
    AILF's Legal Action Center issued an advisory on "28(j)" letters reportedly received by some AILA members following the Attorney General's request that the BIA refer to him for review three cases involving Lozada standards with respect to ineffective assistance to counsel. A sample letter is provided. AILA Doc. No. 08091130.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091130.
  • OSC on Employment Verification of Vendors and Independent Contractors(581 KB - 8/8/2008)
    An 8/19/08 letter from OSC Special Counsel Patrick Shen provides technical assistance pertaining to employment eligibility verification of vendor and independent contract employees. AILA Doc. No. 08081959.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081959.
  • EOIR Offers Guidance for Judges on Attorney Telephonic Appearances(298 KB - 8/7/2008)
    An Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) providing guidance for judges regarding requests for telephonic appearances by attorneys and representatives at master calendar and bond redetermination hearing has been released. AILA Doc. No. 08080760.
    AILA Doc. No. 08080760.
  • EOIR Updates Sections 1.3(c) and App. B of Immigration Court Practice Manual (7/24/2008)
    On 7/22/08 EOIR made available updates to Sections 1.3(c) and Appendix B of the Immigration Court Practice Manual. For added convenience, pages of the manual have been updated to provide specific URLs and e-mail addresses, rather than generally directing the reader to the EOIR website. A nod of thanks to EOIR for improving usability. AILA Doc. No. 08072464.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072464.
  • EOIR Pasierb Memo on Processing of Defective Immigration Court Filings(446 KB - 7/23/2008)
    A 6/17/08 Memo from Mark Pasierb, Chief Clerk of the Immigration Court addresses the processing of defective filings at the immigration courts beginning 7/1/08. AILA Doc. No. 08072365.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072365.
  • EOIR Updates Section 4.15(j) of Immigration Court Practice Manual (6/26/2008)
    EOIR updated section 4.15(j) of the Immigration Court Practice Manual on 6/20/08. AILA Doc. No. 08062630.
    AILA Doc. No. 08062630.
  • EOIR Updates Section of Immigration Court Practice Manual (6/16/2008)
    EOIR amended Section 5.10(c) of the Immigration Court Practice Manual, having to do with a change of venue. AILA Doc. No. 08061660.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061660.
  • Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office Letter to National Immigration Law Center on Right to Counsel(47 KB - 5/15/2008)
    A March 12, 2008, letter from the U.S. Attorney to the National Immigration Law Center discusses an alien’s right to counsel during detention interviews. AILA Doc. No. 08051565.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051565.
  • OPPM 08-03: Application of the Immigration Court Practice Manual to Pending Cases (4/28/2008)
    In this April 23, 2008, Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM), Chief Immigration Judge David L. Neal addresses the application of the Practice Manual’s filing deadlines to non-detained cases pending on July 1, 2008, the date the Manual becomes effective. AILA Doc. No. 08042860.
    AILA Doc. No. 08042860.
  • DOJ Releases Antidiscrimination Guidance for Employers Following No-Match Rule Safe-Harbor Procedures(14 KB - 3/25/2008)
    The DOJ recently released antidiscrimination guidance for employers following safe-harbor procedures set forth in the no-match rule. AILA Doc. No. 08032530.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032530.
  • DOJ Releases Guidelines for Facilitating Pro Bono Legal Services(42 KB - 3/12/2008)
    On 3/12/08 DOJ released “Guidelines for Facilitating Pro Bono Legal Services,” an Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum. The guidance implements pro bono best practices, following recommendations from the EOIR Committee on Pro Bono, immigration judges, court administrators, and stakeholder organizations. AILA Doc. No. 08031233.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031233.
  • EOIR Announces Release of Immigration Court Practice Manual(35 KB - 2/28/2008)
    On February 28, 2008, the EOIR announced the release of the Immigration Court Practice Manual. AILA Doc. No. 08022865.
    AILA Doc. No. 08022865.
  • EOIR’s Immigration Court Practice Manual Released (2/28/2008)
    On February 28, 2008, EOIR announced that it has issued the “Immigration Court Practice Manual” which provides uniform procedures, recommendations, and requirements for persons who present cases before the immigration courts. The Manual will go into effect April 1, 2008, and local operating procedures for immigration courts will no longer be used. AILA Doc. No. 08022863.
    AILA Doc. No. 08022863.