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  • INS Cable on Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (11/3/1994)
    A 11/3/94 INS cable from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding the Enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994.
    AILA Doc. No. 94110381.
  • INS to Revise 10/1 Transition Rule (11/16/1994)
    A 11/16/94 memo from Michael Aytes, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Examinations Service Center Operations (INS) regarding the priority dates for employment-based immigrant petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 94110380.
  • INS Memo on Adjustment of Status for FY95 DV-1 Aliens (11/2/1994)
    A 11/2/94 INS cable from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding the adjustment of status for FY-95 DV-1 aliens.
    AILA Doc. No. 94110291.
  • NAFTA Implementation 011 Strikebreaker Provisions (10/17/1994)
    A 10/17/94 INS cable from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner Programs (INS) to all Regions, District Directors, Officers-in-Charge, Service Center Directors and Directors of ODTY-GLYNCO regarding the NAFTA Implementation 011 on Strikebreaker Provisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 94101780.
  • INS Advises on Part-Time H-2B Visa (10/14/1994)
    A 10/14/94 letter (CO 214h-C) from Jacquelyn A. Bednarz, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS), regarding whether an H-2B nonimmigrant alien may engage in part-time employment.
    AILA Doc. No. 94101480.
  • INS Issues Policy Memo on Adjustment of Status (9/30/1994)
    A 9/30/94 memo (HQ 245-P) from James A. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) on Adjustment of Status benefits of Public Law 103-317.
    AILA Doc. No. 94093080.
  • INS on New Orphan Petition Regulations (9/30/1994)
    A 9/30/94 INS memo (HQ204.26-C) from James J. Puleo, Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) to all District Directors; Officers-in-Charge and Regional Directors regarding the provisions that govern the adjudication of advanced processing applications and orphan petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 94093099.
  • Sunset of the F-1 Pilot Employment Program (9/29/1994)
    A 9/29/94 INS memorandum (HQ214f-C) from Lawrence J. Weinig, Acting Associate Commissioner for Examinations regarding the sunset of the F-1 Pilot Employment Program on 9/30/94 unless extended by affirmative congressional action.
    AILA Doc. No. 94092980.
  • INS Advises on Visa Waiver Pilot Program Extended by 30 Days (9/27/1994)
    A 9/27/94 letter from Michael D. Cronin, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Inspections (INS) to all air carrier participants in the Visa Waiver Pilot Program regarding contingency plans for a 30-day period while Congress considers extensions that appear on two bills.
    AILA Doc. No. 94092781.
  • INS Advises on Visa Waiver Pilot Program Contingency Plan (9/27/1994)
    A 9/27/94 INS cable from Doris Meissner, Commissioner (INS) regarding the visa waiver pilot program contingency plan.
    AILA Doc. No. 94092780.
  • INS Advises on Designation of Regional Centers Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (9/7/1994)
    A 8/8/94 memo (HQ 204.27-C) from Jacquelyn Bednarz, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS) to Michael Aytes, Assistant Commissioner Service Center Operations regarding designation of regional centers under the Immigrant Investors Pilot Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 94090780.
  • INS Cable on NAFTA Implementation 010 (8/19/1994)
    A 8/15/94 INS cable (CO 1815-C) from Lawrence Weinig, Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding confirmation that the terms and coverage under NAFTA shall not apply in respect to Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    AILA Doc. No. 94081980.
  • INS Policy on Family Planning Claims from PRC (8/8/1994)
    A 8/5/94 INS memo from Chris Sale regarding processing nationals of the People's Republic of China (PRC) who present claims relating to the enforcement of coercive family planning practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 94080880.
  • INS on H-1B Usage for Fiscal Year 1994 (8/2/1994)
    A 8/2/94 memo from Jacquelyn Bednarz, Chief (INS) regarding INS approval of H-1B petitions for this fiscal year. The number reflects new approvals only and not extensions of stay.
    AILA Doc. No. 94080280.
  • INS on Refugee Dependents Fee to Apply for EAD (7/28/1994)
    A 6/14/94 letter (CO 1543) from T. Alexander Aleinikoff, General Counsel (INS) regarding refugee dependents being required to pay fees to apply for Form I-688B, the employment authorization document (EAD).
    AILA Doc. No. 94072880.
  • INS on Procedure Changes for Adjustment of Status (7/19/1994)
    A 7/18/94 memo from William J. Carroll, INS District Director, Washington, DC regarding change in procedure for accepting applications for adjustment of status due to staffing shortages.
    AILA Doc. No. 94071890.
  • INS Advises on Nonprofit Organizations Involvement in the Commissioner's Naturalization Initiative (7/8/1994)
    A 6/29/94 letter from Lawrence J. Weinig, Acting Associate Commissioner for Examinations regarding plans of the INS to involve nonprofit organizations next fiscal year in the Commissioner's Naturalization Initiative, provided Congress appropriates funding.
    AILA Doc. No. 94070880.
  • INS Advises on Key Personnel Nominations (6/2/1994)
    A 5/17/94 memo from 1994 Doris Meissner, Commissioner (INS), recommending to the Department of Justice employees to be appointed to key positions under the reorganization.
    AILA Doc. No. 94060280.
  • INS on Medical Exams for Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status (5/20/1994)
    A 5/5/94 memo (HQ 234-P) from James A. Puleo, Acting Executive Associate Commissioner for Operations (INS) regarding medical examinations for aliens applying for adjustment of status in the United States under Section 245 of the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 94052080.
  • INS Advises on Denial of Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (I-140 (5/19/1994)
    A 5/6/94 letter (LIN 204/3) from Natalie Vedder, Director, Northern Service Center (INS) regarding the denial of an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (I-140).
    AILA Doc. No. 94051980.
  • INS on Special Immigrant Minister Petitions (5/13/1994)
    A 5/6/94 letter (HQ 204.26-C) from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS) regarding concerns with special immigrant minister petition.
    AILA Doc. No. 94051390.
  • Asylum Denial Does Not Bar Adjustment of Status (5/10/1994)
    A 4/6/94 letter (HQ 245-C) from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS) regarding the effect of a denial of an asylum application on an alien's eligibility for adjustment of status under section 245 of the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 94051080.
  • INS Advises on Original Signature on Form G-28 (5/3/1994)
    A 4/13/94 letter (HQ 292-C) from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS) regarding clarification on whether the recent revised regulations permit the use of photocopies of an original Form G-28 that bears the required signatures.
    AILA Doc. No. 94050380.
  • INS NAFTA Implementation Cable 008 (4/28/1994)
    A 4/20/94 NAFTA Implementation Cable 008 from James Puleo, Acting Executive Associate Commissioner for Operations (INS), regarding questions raised concerning the concept of self employment associated with the NAFTA Professional (TN) classification.
    AILA Doc. No. 94042880.
  • INS on Sunset of Immigrant Religious Workers (4/21/1994)
    A 04/20/94 memo from James A. Puleo, Acting Executive Associate Commissioner (INS) regarding special immigrant status for ministers and professional or other religious workers who perform a religious vocation or occupation.
    AILA Doc. No. 94042180.
  • INS Reports on H-1B Numbers for FY1994 (8/30/2001)
    A 4/14/94 INS memo reports that as of March 31, 1994, it had issued 33,034 H-1B visas, rising over the H-1B numerical cap halfway mark for the first half of this year.
    AILA Doc. No. 94041480.
  • INS Advises Consultations for Theatrical Employers (3/21/1994)
    A 03/15/94 memo (CO 214o.1-C) from Jacqueline A. Bednarz, Acting Assistant Commissioner (INS) to all Service Center Directors, District Directors and SAFO's regarding consultations for O nonimmigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 94032180.
  • INS Letter on B-2 Visa with Waiver of Excludability for Commission of Crimes.(86 KB - 3/17/1994)
    A 03/17/94 letter from Jacquelyn A. Bednarz, Chief, Nonimmigrant Branch, INS regarding the B-2 visa with waiver of excludability for commission of crimes.
    AILA Doc. No. 94031791.
  • INS Advises on Motions to Reopen/Reconsider (3/10/1994)
    A 03/08/94 letter (HQ 103-C) from Lawrence J. Weinig, Acting Associate Commissioner for Examinations (INS) regarding clarification of the provisions of 8 CFR 103.5(a)(1)(i) which became effective 2/10/94. The provision involves motions to reopen/reconsider actions by the INS.
    AILA Doc. No. 94031080.
  • INS on Final Rule Amending Provisions in Title 8 (3/4/1994)
    A 02/04/94 letter (DET 292.1-C) from Carol A. Jenifer, Acting District Director to David Paruch regarding INS adoption of a final rule amending a number of provisions in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
    AILA Doc. No. 94030480.
  • INS on PRC National in U.S. to Receive Travel Document (2/1/1994)
    A 12/3/93 letter (HQ 223a-C) from Edward H. Skerrett, Immigrant Branch for Adjudications (INS) concerning the eligibility of a PRC national currently in the United States to receive a refugee travel document.
    AILA Doc. No. 94020181.
  • INS Advises on Attaching Evidence to Petitions (2/1/1994)
    An 11/12/93 and 12/7/93 correspondences between Margaret W. Wong and Natalie Vedder, INS District Director, regarding the preferred method of presenting voluminous supporting evidence with petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 94020180.
  • INS Letter on the Impact of Stock Purchase on EB-1(c) Petitions (1/31/1994)
    An 11/2/93 letter from Edward Skerret, INS Director for Adjudication regarding the ability of a employer to file an immigrant visa petition as a multinational executive or manager under INA 203(b)(1)(C) after a foreign corporation acquires a 50% share in a U.S. corporation.
    AILA Doc. No. 94013180.
  • INS Issues Cable on NAFTA Implementation (1/7/1994)
    INS cable (HQ 1815-P) discussing the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    AILA Doc. No. 94010780.
  • Letter from Office of General Counsel on Scope of Section 203(b)(5)(963 KB - 9/10/1993)
    A 9/10/93 letter from Paul Virtue to Lawrence Weinig responding to questions raised by Senators Kennedy and Simpson on the scope of section 203(b)(5) of the INA, including questions regarding types of eligible investments, statutory requirements, and legislative history.
    AILA Doc. No. 93091090.
  • EB-1 Petition Valid With or Without Prospective Employer (3/10/1993)
    A 01/25/93 letter from Edward H. Skerret, Director for Adjudication as to whether an approved immigrant petition for an alien of extraordinary ability remains valid where the petition was filed by a prospective employer and the alien now intends to pursue other activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 93031040.
  • INS Memo on Supporting Documentation for P-1 Baseball Players(89 KB - 1/15/1993)
    A 1/15/93 memo from Jacquelyn Bednarz, Chief, INS Nonimmigrant Branch stating that petitions for P-1 professional baseball players need only be accompanied by a copy of a signed major league contract and do not need to include a league office or player’s association letter.
    AILA Doc. No. 93011580.
  • INS Advises on E-2 Classification for Physician(58 KB - 1/14/1992)
    A 01/14/92 letter from R. Michael Miller, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, INS Adjudications stating that a Canadian physician who has a state license to practice may be classified as an E-2 investor in a medical practice and may engage in direct patient care.
    AILA Doc. No. 92011490.
  • INS Legal Opinion on Two-Year Residence Requirement for J-2 Dependents(2995 KB - 4/4/1990)
    INS 4/4/1990 general counsel legal opinion in response to 2/20/1990 memo, which concluded that a J-2 dependent of a J-1 exchange resident remained subject to two-year residence requirement even if the former J-1 satisfied requirement. Legal opinion confirmed earlier memo.
    AILA Doc. No. 90040459.
  • INS Legal Opinion on “Alien Son or Daughter”(350 KB - 1/12/1990)
    A 1/12/90 INS legal opinion from William P. Cook, Acting General Counsel, concluding that an alien qualifies as an “alien son or daughter” for purposes of INA §216 only if his or her alien parent qualifies as an “alien spouse” as defined in INA §216(g)(1).
    AILA Doc. No. 11122224.
  • INS Legal Opinion Requiring J-2 to Complete Two-Year Residence Requirement(1104 KB - 11/13/1989)
    INS 11/13/1989 general counsel legal opinion written by Paul Virtue concluding that a J-2 dependent is legally obligated to satisfy the two-year foreign residency requirement even where the J-1 principal has already fulfilled that obligation.
    AILA Doc. No. 89111359.
  • INS Advises on Adjudicating L Petitions in a Specialized Knowledge Capacity(87 KB - 10/27/1988)
    A 10/27/88 policy memo from Richard E. Norton, Associate Commissioner of INS, providing guidance on the interpretation of specialized knowledge under the L classification.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102730.
  • Customs Directive on Seditious Matter and Political Propaganda(1216 KB - 8/29/1986)
    A 8/29/86 Customs Directive provides procedures for seizure of inadmissible seditious matter and specifies admissible materials, such as political propaganda. Guidance obtained through the CBP FOIA Library and superseded by a 7/27/01 directive.
    AILA Doc. No. 86082959.
  • Customs Directive on Review, Copying, and Seizure of Documents(1080 KB - 6/12/1986)
    A 6/12/86 Customs Directive provides limitations, guidelines, and procedures for reviewing, photocopying, and seizure of documents and papers during all Customs operations at the border. Guidance obtained through the CBP FOIA Library and superseded by a 2/4/00 directive.
    AILA Doc. No. 86061259.
 
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