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  • INS Q&A on Matter of R-A- Regulation (12/11/2000)
    The INS issues a Q&A on its recent regulatory proposals on gender-based persecution claims and Matter of R-A-.
    AILA Doc. No. 00121103.
  • Asylum Q&A From INS (12/11/2000)
    The INS publishes questions & answers regarding its recent asylum regulation on past persecution and relocation within a country.
    AILA Doc. No. 00121102.
  • INS Issues TPS EADs (12/8/2000)
    The INS announces that it has completed processing of the employment authorization documents for Hondurans and Nicaraguans who re-registered for TPS.
    AILA Doc. No. 00120802.
  • INS Fact Sheet on 11/17/00 Prosecutorial Discretion Memo (11/29/2000)
    INS summarizes the Commissioner's November 17, 2000 memorandum on prosecutorial discretion.
    AILA Doc. No. 00112903.
  • INS Issues Qs & As on AC21 (11/29/2000)
    INS addresses counting of H-1Bs under new law, I-9 verification under portability and extension provisions, and other issues related to the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 00112901.
  • INS Fact Sheet on Child Citizenship Act (12/8/2000)
    An INS 'Fact Sheet' on the new Child Citizenship Act indicates the INS' position that persons who are 18 years of age or older on February 27, 2001, the effective date of the Act, do not qualify for citizenship under that Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 00120803.
  • INS Statement on Reaching H-1B Cap (7/26/2000)
    A statement and Q&A from INS addresses the fact that INS reached the fy 2000 H-1B cap as of filings up to March 17, 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 00072602.
  • INS Issues New "Top 100 H-1B Users" List (6/9/2000)
    INS releases a list of what it claims to be the 100 heaviest users of H-1Bs. (An earlier list released by INS was withdrawn last year when its obvious inaccuracies came under heavy criticism.)
    AILA Doc. No. 00060907.
  • TPS Re-Registration for Hondurans and Nicaraguans Extended (6/7/2000)
    INS Press Release announcing the extension of the re-registration period until July 5, 2000 and an extension of EADs until December 5, 2000. This does not allow Nicaraguans or Hondurans who entered after December 30, 1998 to file for TPS.
    AILA Doc. No. 00060703.
  • INS Expands 800 Number Service (5/11/2000)
    INS announces that its customer service 800 number is now available nationwide, and that its subject coverage is being expanded to provide more information about local offices, to change interview and fingerprint appointments in emergencies, and to report address changes for naturalization applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051107.
  • INS Press Release on Enforcement Activity (5/11/2000)
    An INS press release discusses the Service's enforcement activities and acknowledges that IIRAIRA, 'in some respects...went too far.'
    AILA Doc. No. 00051105.
  • INS Extends Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS for One Year (5/8/2000)
    INS News Release announcing the extension of TPS for Nicaraguans and Hondurans for one year, to expire on July 5, 2001. Re-registration requires the filing of the I-821 and the I-765.
    AILA Doc. No. 00050802.
  • INS Field Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion (5/5/2000)
    INS statement in support of ameliorative legislation for the harsh effect of the 1996 law. INS is issuing field guidance on prosecutorial discretion and the effects of voting before naturalization.
    AILA Doc. No. 00050571.
  • KPMG Analysis of H-1B Count Released (4/7/2000)
    The report by INS' outside auditor regarding 1999 H-1B count concludes, based on INS-provided data and guidance, that (at a 95% accuracy rate) INS approved 136,888 to 138,385 petitions in FY99 that were subject to the cap.
    AILA Doc. No. 00040773.
  • INS Fact Sheet on KPMG H-1B Count Review(151 KB - 4/7/2000)
    A brief INS summary of its outside auditor's review of the 1999 H-1B count announces INS' belief that it approved 21,888 petitions in excess of the fiscal year 1999 cap of 115,000. AILA Doc. No. 00040774
    AILA Doc. No. 00040774.
  • INS Press Release concerning the HRIFA Final Regulation (3/22/2000)
    INS Press Release explaining the provisions of the Final Regulation for HRIFA. Applications may be submitted at a local INS district office, sub-office or service center during the March 27-31, 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032204.
  • INS Press Release concerning the NACARA section 202 Final Regulation (3/22/2000)
    INS Press Release explaining the provisions of the Final Regulation for NACARA section 202 filings. Allows filing of adjustment at INS local and sub offices from March 27 until the March 31, 2000 deadline.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032201.
  • INS Issues Reminder for Haitians Eligible for HRIFA Benefits (2/22/2000)
    INS News Release reminds Haitian principal applicants eligible to file for benefits under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) that the closing date for filing an application is March 31, 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 00022275.
  • INS Releases FY2000 H-1B Numbers (3/7/2000)
    INS announces that, as of 2/15/00, it has recorded approximately 67,000 H-1B approvals against the FY 2000 cap, and has approximately 44,000 petitions pending. INS does not know how many of those 44,000 petitions are chargeable against the cap. AILA Doc. No. 00030760.
    AILA Doc. No. 00030760.
  • H-1B Cap Reached (3/20/2000)
    INS advises that, adding together cases approved and pipeline cases, it has reached the H-1B cap for this fiscal year. Advocacy is needed on legislation to increase the quota on H-1Bs.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032071.
  • INS Instructs on Reopening Proceedings for NACARA/HRIFA Applicants(478 KB - 2/22/2000)
    INS provides instructions on processing of persons under final orders who were made eligible under LIFE for HRIFA or NACARA section 202 relief, and on deferring action for 60 days against persons eligible to apply under HRIFA as a dependent.
    AILA Doc. No. 00022240.
  • INS Decision in the Elian Gonzalez Case (1/5/2000)
    Statement by Commissioner Meissner regarding INS determination that six-year-old Elian should be reunited with his Cuban father.
    AILA Doc. No. 00010503.
 
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