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  • HHS Interim Final Rule on Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Involving UACs (12/24/2014)
    Interim final rule with proposed standards and procedures regarding sexual abuse and harassment involving UACs in Office of Refugee Resettlement’s provider facilities. Rule is effective 12/24/14 and ORR must be in compliance by 6/24/15. Comments are due by 2/23/15. (79 FR 77768, 12/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14122454.
  • USCIS Additional Comment Request Period for Form I-829 (12/24/2014)
    USCIS 30-day notice of an additional comment request period on proposed revisions to the Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions (Form I-829). Comments are due now by 1/21/15. (79 FR 76345, 12/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14122443.
  • DHS Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (12/24/2014)
    DHS semiannual regulatory agenda with a summary of all current and projected rulemakings, existing regulations, and completed actions of DHS and its components. (79 FR 76732, 12/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14122441.
  • USCIS Comment Request for Form I-192 (12/22/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on revisions to the Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant Pursuant to Section 212(d)(3)(A)(ii) of the INA or Section 212(d)(14) (Form I-192). Comments are due by 2/17/15. (79 FR 75579, 12/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14122241.
  • USCIS Notice on Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (12/18/2014)
    USCIS notice on implementation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, where certain Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant petitions approved on/before 12/18/14 can be paroled into the U.S. On or after 2/2/15, NVC will send written invitations to apply. (79 FR 75581, 12/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121851.
  • USCIS Notice of Changes to Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (12/18/2014)
    USCIS notice that as of 2/17/15, USCIS will being requiring the filing of a Form I-131 and the payment of a filing fee or approval of a fee waiver request from individuals applying under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program on behalf of a beneficiary in Cuba. (79 FR 75579, 12/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121840.
  • USCIS Notice of Additional Comment Period for Form G-845 (12/16/2014)
    USCIS 30-day notice of an additional comment period for the Document Verification Request and Supplement (Form G-845). Comments are now due 1/15/15. (79 FR 74760, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121642.
  • DHS Notice of Foreign Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A and H-2B Programs (12/16/2014)
    DHS notice with foreign countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant worker programs. For the first time, nationals from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden are eligible to participate. Effective 1/18/15. (79 FR 74735, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121641.
  • CBP Requests Comments on Forms I-94/I-94W and ESTA (12/9/2014)
    CBP request for comments on the Arrival and Departure Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Notice includes list of new questions and questions that were changed to mandatory on the ESTA application. Comments due by 2/9/15. (79 FR 73096, 12/9/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120941.
  • USCIS Additional Comment Request Period for Form I-612 (12/9/2014)
    USCIS notice allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(2) of the INA (Form I-612). Comments are now due 1/8/15. (79 FR 73092, 12/9/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120940.
  • USCIS Additional Comment Period on Form I-690 (11/25/2014)
    USCIS 30-day notice of request for additional comments on Form I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds for Excludability. Comments are now due 12/24/14. (79 FR 69873, 11/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112509.
  • DHS Designates Sierra Leone for TPS (Updated 11/21/14) (11/21/2014)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Sierra Leone for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69506, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112051.
  • DHS Designates Liberia for TPS (Updated 11/21/14) (11/21/2014)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Liberia for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69502, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112049.
  • DHS Designates Guinea for TPS (Updated 11/21/14) (11/21/2014)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Guinea for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69511, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112048.
  • USCIS Requests Comments on Form N-565 (11/10/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on proposed revisions to the Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (Form N-565). Comments are due by 12/29/14. (79 FR 64612, 10/30/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14111042.
  • USCIS Requests Comments on Forms I-508 and I-508F (11/10/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on proposed revisions to Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Forms I-508 and I-508F). Comments are due by 1/5/14. (79 FR 65979, 11/6/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14111040.
  • CBP Updates System of Records on ESTA (11/4/2014)
    CBP notice of proposed updates to the CBP Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records to reflect additional information collected from nonimmigrants seeking to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. (79 FR 65414, 11/4/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14110444.
  • USCIS Additional Comment Request Period on Form I-907 (10/30/2014)
    USCIS notice allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the Application for Premium Processing Service (Form I-907). Comments are now due 11/28/14. (79 FR 64208, 10/28/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14103041.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form AR-11 (10/30/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments the Alien’s Change of Address Form (AR-11). Comments are due by 12/29/14. (79 FR 64208, 10/28/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14103040.
  • USCIS Final Rule on Delivery of Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status (10/29/2014)
    USCIS request for comments on a final rule that explains how USCIS will issue requests, notices, cards, and original documents to applicants, petitioners, and their attorneys or accredited representatives of record. Comments are due by 12/29/14 and rule is effective 1/27/15. (79 FR 64299, 10/29/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14102941.
  • USCIS Privacy Office Notice on E-Verify Self Check (10/27/2014)
    USCIS notice to consolidate the E-Verify Self Check system of records into an existing DHS system of records. This change will take effect on 11/24/14. (79 FR 63634, 10/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14102760.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-360 (10/24/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on proposed revisions to the Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigrant (Form I-360). Comments are due by 12/22/14. (79 FR 63158, 10/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14102444.
  • USCIS Comment Request for Form I-924 and Form I-924A (10/23/2014)
    USCIS 60-day request for comments on proposed revisions to the Application for Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Program and Supplement, Form I-924 and Form I-924A. Comments are due by 12/22/14. (79 FR 63157, 10/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14102342.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form G-845 (10/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on revisions to Form G-845, used to verify the immigration status of applications for federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses. Comments are due by 11/25/14. (79 FR 57948, 9/26/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14101754.
  • USCIS Extension of TPS for Nicaragua (10/17/2014)
    USCIS notice that the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months from 1/6/15 through 7/5/16. Notice includes instructions for re-registration and renewal of EADs. (79 FR 62176, 10/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14101741.
  • USCIS Extension of TPS for Honduras (10/17/2014)
    USCIS notice that the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months from 1/6/15 through 7/5/16. Notice includes instructions for re-registration and renewal of EADs. (79 FR 62170, 10/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14101740.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-698 (10/9/2014)
    USCIS 30-day notice of request for comments on Form I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident, used by individuals filing under the amnesty program provisions of IRCA. Comments are due by 11/5/14. (79 FR 60180, 10/6/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14100949.
  • USCIS Comment Request on USCIS Electronic Payment Processing (10/8/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on USCIS electronic payment processing. Comments are due by 12/8/14. (79 FR 60488, 10/7/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14100847.
  • USCIS Filing Procedures for Liberians Eligible for Deferred Enforced Departure (10/1/2014)
    USCIS notice with filing procedures for employment authorization and automatic extension of existing employment authorization documents for Liberians eligible for deferred enforced departure after DED was extended for an additional 24 months (through 9/30/16). (79 FR 59286, 10/1/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14100140.
  • ICE Request for Comments on Form I-901 (9/29/2014)
    ICE 60-day notice for comments on proposed revisions to the Fee Remittance for Certain F, J, and M Nonimmigrants (Form I-901). DHS collects a fee not to exceed $200 from nonimmigrant foreign students and exchange visitors. Comments are due by 11/24/14. (79 FR 57565, 9/25/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14092901.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-690 (9/29/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on proposed revisions to the Application for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability (Form I-690). Comments are due by 11/18/14. (79 FR 56384, 9/19/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14092963.
  • USCIS Notice of CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Numerical Limitation for FY2015 (9/29/2014)
    USCIS notice of the annual fiscal year numerical limitation for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana islands (CNMI)-only Transitional Worker (CW-1) nonimmigrant classification for FY2015. Notice is effective as of 9/29/14. (79 FR 58241, 9/29/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14092961.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-829 (9/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on proposed revisions to the Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions (Form I-829). Comments are due by 11/14/14. (79 FR 55008, 9/15/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14091746.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-612 (Updated 9/17/14) (9/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on proposed revisions to the Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(e) of the INA (Form I-612). Comments are due by 11/10/14. (79 FR 53720, 9/10/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14091061.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-918 and Supplements (Updated 9/17/14) (9/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of a request for comments on proposed revisions to the Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-918) and Supplements A and B of Form I-918. Comments are due by 11/10/14. (79 FR 53721, 9/10/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14091062.
  • USCIS Extension and Redesignation of South Sudan for TPS (9/3/2014)
    DHS extended the designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from 11/3/14 through 5/2/16 and redesignated South Sudan to allow additional individuals to obtain TPS. Initial registration and re-registration dates are included. (79 FR 52019, 9/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14090343.
  • USCIS Extension of Designation of Sudan for TPS (9/3/2014)
    DHS extended the designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from 11/3/14 through 5/2/16. Current TPS beneficiaries may re-register between 9/2/14 through 11/3/14. (79 FR 52027, 9/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14090342.
  • CBP Request for Comments on CBP Forms I-94, I-94W, and ESTA (8/26/2014)
    CBP 60-day notice and request for comments on CBP Form I-94 (Arrival/Department Record), CBP Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Comments are due by 10/27/14. (79 FR 50927, 8/26/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14082646.
  • DHS Proposal to Establish New System of Records for E-Authentication (8/11/2014)
    DHS notice on the creation of a new system of records to allow DHS to collect, maintain, and retrieve records about individuals, who electronically authenticate their identities through E-Verify Self Check and myE-Verify. Comments are due by 9/10/14. (79 FR 46857, 8/11/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14081141.
  • DHS Notice of Privacy Act System of Records for E-Verify (8/11/2014)
    DHS notice of proposal to update and reissue a current DHS system of records due to changes necessary for operation of myE-Verify and the ability for individuals to lock their Social Security number to prevent its use in E-Verify and Self Check. Comments are due by 9/10/14. (79 FR 46852, 8/11/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14081140.
  • USCIS Request for Comments on Form I-601 (8/5/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Comments are due by 10/3/14. (79 FR 45212, 8/4/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14080560.
  • CBP Request for Comments on Improving Entry Process for International Travelers to the U.S. (7/23/2014)
    CBP notice for comments on President Obama’s 5/22/14 request for the enhancement of the entry process for international travelers to the U.S. by expediting the arrivals process. Notice includes specific questions CBP is looking for input on. Comments are due by 8/15/14. (79 FR 42503, 7/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14072345.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-907 (7/23/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-907, Application for Premium Processing Service. Comments are due by 9/22/14. (79 FR 42523, 7/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14072344.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-212 (7/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. after Deportation or Removal. Revised Form and Instructions are included. Comments are due by 9/15/14. (79 FR 41585, 7/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14071740.
  • USCIS Comment Request on DNA Evidence in Refugee Processing (7/11/2014)
    USCIS 60-day comment request on allowing Form I–590 applicants to use an AABB accredited laboratory to provide effective and credible evidence of the parent-child relationship. USCIS is also seeking to conduct a Rapid DNA testing pilot. Comments are due by 9/8/14. (79 FR 38558, 7/8/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14071161.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Forms I-600 and I-600A (Updated 6/27/14) (6/27/2014)
    USCIS 30-day comment extension on Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, and Supplement 1, Listing of Adult Member of the Household for Forms I-600 and I-600A. Comments due by 7/28/14. (79 FR 36544, 6/27/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14042090.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form I-601A (6/27/2014)
    USCIS 60-day comment request for revisions on Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver of Inadmissibility. Comments are due by 8/26/14. (79 FR 36543, 6/27/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14062741.
  • DHS Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(4233 KB - 6/13/2014)
    DHS semiannual regulatory agenda with a summary of all current and projected rulemaking, existing regulations, and completed DHS actions and its components. (79 FR 34068, 6/13/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14061334.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Form G-28 (5/19/2014)
    USCIS 60-day comment request on Form G-28. USCIS is revising to add new features to clarify USCIS notification practices relating to represented parties, including sending all original notices and documents to the applicant or petitioner directly. Comments are due by 7/18/14. (79 FR 28757, 5/19/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14051942.
  • USCIS Proposed Rule on Enhancing Opportunities for High-Skilled Specialty Occupation Professionals (Updated 5/12/14) (5/12/2014)
    USCIS proposed rule to update the regulations to enhance opportunities for H-1B1, CW-1, E-3 nonimmigrants, and EB-1 immigrants. Comments are due by July 11, 2014. (79 FR 26870, 5/12/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14050941.
  • USCIS Notice of Extension of Re-registration Period for Haiti TPS (5/9/2014)
    USCIS notice of the extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationals for TPS, extending the deadline from 5/2/14 to 7/22/14, as USCIS has received a low proportion of the expected number of re-registrants. (79 FR 25141, 5/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14050955.
  • USCIS Proposed Rule on Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses (Updated 5/12/14) (5/12/2014)
    USCIS proposed rule to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants who are in the process of seeking lawful permanent resident status through employment. Comments are due by July 11, 2014. (79 FR 26886, 5/12/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14050940.
  • USCIS Comment Request on Forms I-600 and I-600A (4/17/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of comment request on Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (Form I-600), Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition (Form I-600A), and Listing of Adult Member of the Household (Supplement 1). Comments are due 6/16/14. (79 FR 21784, 4/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14041799.
  • USCIS Extension of Comment Request on Form I-821D (Updated 4/15/14) (4/15/2014)
    USCIS 30-day extension of information collection on Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Comments are now due on 5/5/14. USCIS correction issued to add e-Docket ID, due date remains unchanged. (79 FR 18925, 4/4/14) (79 FR 21257, 4/15/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14040449.
  • DHS Final Rule on Exemption of ICE System of Records from Privacy Act (4/2/2014)
    DHS final rule amending regulations to exempt portions of the DHS/ICE – 014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Final rule is effective 4/2/14. (79 FR 18441, 4/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14040240.
  • DHS Final Rule Adding Chile to List of Visa Waiver Countries (3/31/2014)
    DHS final rule updating the list of countries designated for participation in the Visa Waiver Program by adding Chile, as the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State designated Chile as a country eligible to participate on 2/28/14. (79 FR 17852, 3/31/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14033160.
  • DHS Final Rule with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Regulations (3/7/2014)
    DHS final rule with regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS detention centers. Rule is effective 5/6/14. (79 FR 13100, 3/7/14).
    AILA Doc. No. 14030744.
  • USCIS Extension of Designation of Haiti for TPS (3/3/2014)
    USCIS notice that the Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from 7/23/14 through 1/22/16. Individuals who already have TPS, the re-registration period runs from 3/3/14 through 5/2/14. (79 FR 11808, 3/3/14).
    AILA Doc. No. 14030361.
  • ICE Extension of Employment Authorization for Haitian F-1 Students (3/3/2014)
    ICE notice of extension of employment authorization for Haitian F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the 1/12/10 earthquake in Haiti. Notice is effective 3/3/14 and will remain in effect until 1/22/16. (79 FR 11805, 3/3/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14030360.
  • DHS Request for Comments on Review of Existing Regulations (2/26/2014)
    DHS request for comments on specific existing significant DHS rules that should be considered as candidates for modification, streamlining, expansion, or repeal as part of DHS’s retrospective review of existing regulations. Comments are due by 3/28/14. (79 FR 10760, 2/26/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14022648.
  • USCIS Extends Comment Period on myE-Verify (2/18/2014)
    USCIS extends comment period on myE-Verify (previously known as E-Verify Self Check). Comments are now accepted until 3/20/14. (79 FR 9253, 2/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14021841.
  • CBP Extends Comment Period on Form I-94W and ESTA (2/14/2014)
    CBP previously requested comments on CBP Form I-94W and ESTA. CBP extends the comment period for 30 days and proposes revisions to data elements collected on Form I-94W and ESTA. Requests for new questions should be directed to CBP. Comments are due 3/17/14. (79 FR 8984, 2/14/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14021447.
  • USCIS Extension of Request for Comments on Revisions to Form I-590 (2/5/2014)
    USCIS 30-day notice of an extension of the request for comments on revisions to Form I-590, Registration for Classification as Refugee. Comments are now due by 3/7/14. (79 FR 6915, 2/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14020542.
  • DHS/DOS TRIG Exemption for “Limited Material Support” (2/5/2014)
    DHS/DOS exercise of authority waiving the grounds of inadmissibility for persons who provided limited material support to a terrorist organization or member of such an organization, provided that the individual satisfies other relevant agency requirements. (79 FR 6914, 2/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14020561.
  • DHS/DOS TRIG Exemption for “Insignificant Material Support (2/5/2014)
    DHS/DOS exercise of authority waiving the grounds of inadmissibility for individuals who provided insignificant material support to a terrorist organization or member of such an organization, provided that the individual satisfies other relevant agency requirements. (79 FR 6913, 2/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14020560.
  • USCIS Request for Comments on Form I-914 and Supplemental Forms (2/3/2014)
    USCIS 60-day notice of request for comments on Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status as well as Supplement A, Application for Immediate Family Member of T-1 Recipient, and Supplement B, Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer. Comments will be accepted until 4/4/14. (FR 79 6209, 2/3/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14020362.
  • List of Foreign Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A/H-2B Programs (1/17/2014)
    USCIS notice with a list of the 63 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for 2014. (79 FR 3214, 1/17/14).
    AILA Doc. No. 14011700.
  • DHS Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for 2014(553 KB - 1/7/2014)
    DHS semiannual regulatory agenda with a summary of all current and projected rulemaking, existing regulations, and completed DHS actions and its components. (79 FR 1170, 1/7/14).
    AILA Doc. No. 14010741.
 
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