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  • AILA Comments on Draft Memo on EB-5 Adjudications Policy(895 KB - 12/9/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to USCIS’s draft policy memo on EB-5 adjudications policy. Special thanks to the AILA EB-5 Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11120972.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120972.
  • AILA Comments on Proposed EB-5 Rules(73 KB - 11/29/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the DHS proposed rule, “Treatment of Aliens Whose Employment Creation Immigrant (EB-5) Petitions Were Approved After January 1, 1995 and Before August 31, 1998.” Special thanks to the AILA EB-5 Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11112962.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112962.
  • AILA Comments on Special Immigrant Juvenile Proposed Rules(98 KB - 11/10/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS proposed rule on Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions. Special thanks to Merrill J. Clark, Margaret Hobbins, Angela M. Lloyd, Liliana M. Loftman, and David B. Thronson. AILA Doc. No. 11111036.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111036.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Business Transformation, Increment I(88 KB - 10/31/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS final rule, “Immigration Benefits Business Transformation, Increment I.” Special thanks to AILA Transformation Committee members Vic Goel, Ester Greenfield, Yeu Hong, and Kevin Miner. AILA Doc. No. 11103172.
    AILA Doc. No. 11103172.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur(164 KB - 10/11/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the 60-day USCIS Notice of Information Collection under Review: Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. Special thanks to the AILA EB-5 Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11101130.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101130.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Interim Memo to Change Overseas I-130 Filings(131 KB - 8/24/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS Interim Policy Memo on process changes to Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for petitioners residing overseas. Special thanks to Maria L. Celebi and the AILA USCIS Overseas Operations Liaison Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11082431.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082431.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Memo on RFE Response Times(238 KB - 7/27/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS interim memorandum, “Change in Standard Timeframes for Applicants or Petitioners to Respond to Requests for Evidence.” AILA Doc. No. 11072767.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072767.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS’s Policy Memo on Evidentiary Criteria for EB-1 Petitions(407 KB - 7/22/2011)
    AILA's comment in response to the USCIS policy memorandum on evaluating evidentiary criteria for certain EB-1 petitions. AILA Doc. No. 11072274.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072274.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Changes to Overseas I-130 Filings(76 KB - 7/18/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS final rule on process changes to Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for petitioners residing overseas. Special thanks to Maria L. Celebi and the AILA USCIS Overseas Operations Liaison Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11071843.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071843.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Proposed Changes to EB-5 Processing(57 KB - 6/18/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the proposed changes to USCIS processing of EB-5 cases. Special thanks to the AILA EB-5 Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11061830.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061830.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Cap Exemption Guidance(88 KB - 5/17/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS interim memo, “Additional Guidance to the Field on Giving Deference to Prior Determinations of H-1B Cap Exemption Based on Affiliation.” Special thanks to Jennifer Minear and the AILA Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11051731.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051731.
  • AILA Comments on Proposed H-1B Registration System(282 KB - 5/2/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS proposed rule, “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Aliens Subject to the Numerical Limitations.” Special thanks to Catherine Haight, Sharon Mehlman, Deborah Notkin, and Roger Tsai. AILA Doc. No. 11050267.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050267.
  • AILA Comments on DHS Regulatory Review(96 KB - 4/14/2011)
    AILA’s comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” Special thanks to the AILA Interagency Liaison Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11041463.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041463.
  • AILA Comments on E-Verify Self Check(243 KB - 3/18/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the DHS notice of Privacy Act system of records on the E-Verify Self Check Program. Special thanks to Eileen Scofield, Marketa Lindt, Kevin Lashus, Bonnie Gibson, and Josie Gonzalez. AILA Doc. No. 11031868.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031868.
  • AILA Comments on Draft RFE Templates for P Nonimmigrant Petitions(99 KB - 3/15/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS draft RFE templates for P-1A, P-1B, P-2, P-3 and P essential support worker petitions. Special thanks to Jonathan Ginsburg. AILA Doc. No. 11031560.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031560.
  • AILA Comments on the ICE Draft Policy for Resumed Removals to Haiti(110 KB - 3/14/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to a 03/07/11 ICE draft policy for resume removals to Haiti. In addition to submitting comments, AILA requests that the Administration immediately convene a joint meeting with AILA and other advocacy organizations. AILA Doc. No. 11031462.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031162.
  • AILA Supplementary Comments on DHS Professional Conduct Regulations(139 KB - 3/3/2011)
    AILA’s supplementary comments to the DHS interim rule, “Professional Conduct for Practitioners: Rules, Procedures, Representation, and Appearances.” Special thanks to Cyrus Mehta, Mark Shmueli, and Gerry Chapman. AILA Doc. No. 11030330.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030330.
  • AILA Comments on Combined Advance Parole/EAD Document(50 KB - 3/1/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS interim memorandum on the issuance of advance parole employment authorization documents. Special thanks to Joy Ang and Matthew Glinsmann. AILA Doc. No. 11030162.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030162.
  • AILA Comments on Coordination of USCIS and ICE on Cases in Proceedings(243 KB - 2/23/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS interim memorandum on coordinating the adjudication of applications and petitions involving individuals in removal proceedings. Special thanks to Mary Kramer. AILA Doc. No. 11022360.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022360.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Memo on Inadmissibility and TPS(65 KB - 2/11/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS draft memorandum on grounds of inadmissibility that do not apply to TPS applicants and circumstances requiring a waiver of inadmissibility. Special thanks to Susan Fortino-Brown and Loan Huynh. AILA Doc. No. 11021166.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021166.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Interim Memo on National Guard Naturalization(48 KB - 2/11/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS interim memorandum on eligibility for members of the National Guard to naturalize under INA §329. Special thanks to Margaret Stock. AILA Doc. No. 11021165.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021165.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Memo on “Internationally Recognized” in P-1 Context(249 KB - 2/1/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS draft memorandum on the definition of “internationally recognized” for the P-1 classification. Special thanks to Jonathan Ginsburg and Ilana Drummond. AILA Doc. No. 11020160.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020160.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Memo on Expedited I-601 Adjudication(50 KB - 1/31/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS draft memorandum on requests to expedite adjudication of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by individuals outside the U.S. Special thanks to the AILA USCIS International Operations Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11013160.
    AILA Doc. No. 11013160.
  • AILA Comments on the Self-Petition of a Battered or Abused Parent of a U.S. Citizen(76 KB - 1/24/2011)
    AILA's comment in response to the draft USCIS memorandum on the eligibility of a battered or abused parent of a U.S. citizen to self-petition. Special thanks to Gail Pendleton. AILA Doc. No. 11012432.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012432.
  • AILA Comments on the 12/11/09 Neufeld EB-5 Memorandum(119 KB - 1/24/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to the 12/11/09 USCIS memorandum on the adjudication of EB-5 regional center proposals and affiliated form I-526 and I-829 petitions. Special thanks to the AILA EB-5 Committee. AILA Doc. No. 11012460.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012460.
  • AILA Supplementary Comments on I-9 Procedural and Technical Errors (1/21/2011)
    The AILA Verification & Documentation Committee comments on procedural and technical I-9 errors to supplement AILA’s 1998 comments to the proposed rule, 63 FR 16909. Special thanks to: Bonnie Gibson, Josie Gonzalez, Marketa Lindt, Amy Nice, and Kathleen Walker. AILA Doc. No. 11012161.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012161.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Interim Memo on the Help HAITI Act(96 KB - 1/14/2011)
    AILA’s comments in response to USCIS guidance on the implementation of the Help HAITI Act of 2010, which provides for the adjustment of status of up to 1,400 individuals paroled under the Haitian Orphan Parole Program (HOPP). Special thanks to Kathryn Weber and Dan Berger.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011433.