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  • INS Final Rule on New Fees Starting 2/19/02 (12/21/2001)
    The fee adjustments proposed last August (66 FR 41456), have been implemented, without change, in an INS final rule. Applications or petitions "mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed" on or after 2/19/02, require the new fee. (66 FR 65811, 12/21/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01122132.
  • INS Notice of Effectiveness of New Form N-400 (11/19/2001)
    INS notice announces implementation of the new version of Form N-400. The new edition will be the only one useable for filing as of 1/1/02. (66 FR 57737, 11/16/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01111932.
  • INS Obtains Approval of Practitioner Fraud Forms (11/16/2001)
    INS notice of approval of new forms to implement a Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program. (66 FR 57486, 11/15/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01111601.
  • INS Amends Custody Review Process (11/14/2001)
    INS amends its rules on the review process with respect to long-term detention of persons subject to final orders of removal, deporation or exclusion, in light of the Supreme Court decision in Zadvydas v. Davis. (66 FR 56967, 11/14/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01111431.
  • INS Implements Special Immigrant Category for Broadcasters (10/11/2001)
    INS interim rule implements the Special Immigrant Status for Certain United States International Broadcasting Employees Act, establishing an immigrant category for broadcasters with the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors or its grantees. (66 FR 51819, 10/11/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01101138.
  • INS Finalizes Removal of Burma from Guam Waiver Program (10/11/2001)
    INS final rule removing Burma (Union of Myanmar) from the list of countries authorized to participate in the Guam Visa Waiver Program. (66 FR 51821, 10/11/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01101137.
  • INS Issues V Visa Regulations (9/7/2001)
    INS interim rule with regulations implementing the V nonimmigrant classification for certain spouses and children of lawful permanent residents that was added by section 1102 of the LIFE Act of 2000. The rule is effective on 9/7/01 and comments are due by 11/6/01. (66 FR 46697, 9/7/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01090732.
  • INS Defers Transfer of H-2A Authority to DOL (9/28/2001)
    INS further defers, until October 1, 2002, the delegation of authority to DOL to adjudicate H-2A agricultural worker petitions. (66 FR 49514, 9/28/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01092836.
  • Privacy Act Notice on Worksite Enforcement Records (9/24/2001)
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), INS, proposes to modify the following system of records-previously published December 16, 1999 regarding worksite enforcement records. (64 FR 70290, 9/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01092432.
  • INS Implements Walters v. Reno (9/20/2001)
    INS provides information on filing motions under Walters v. Reno with respect to improper INS implementation of the the civil document fraud provisions of INA section 274C. (66 FR 48480, 9/20/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01092032.
  • INS Rule on Extension of Custody Period (9/20/2001)
    INS interim rule on regulations on the period of time after an alien's arrest within which the Service must make a determination whether the alien will be continued in custody or released on bond or recognizance. Rule is effective 9/17/01 and comments are due by 11/19/01. (66 FR 48334, 9/20/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01092031.
  • INS Seeks Comment on Bs and Construction Work (9/19/2001)
    INS advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on how to define "building and construction" for purposes of ineligibility for B-1 classification. Comments are due by 11/19/01. (66 FR 48223, 9/19/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01091931.
  • INS Privacy Act Notice (9/7/2001)
    INS proposes new provisions under the Privacy Act to allow information disclosures in six specified situations. (66 FR 46812, 9/7/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01090733.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Somalia (9/4/2001)
    INS notice that the designation of Somalia for TPS is extended until September 17, 2002. The re-registration period expires on December 3, 2001. (66 FR 46288, 9/4/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01090431.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Sudan (8/31/2001)
    INS notice that the designation of Sudan for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46031, 8/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083134.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Burundi (8/31/2001)
    INS notice that the designation of Burundi for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46027, 8/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083133.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Sierra Leone (8/31/2001)
    INS notice that the designation of Sierra Leone for TPS is extended until November 2, 2002. The re-registration period expires on November 29, 2001. (66 FR 46029, 8/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083132.
  • INS to Launch a Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program (8/24/2001)
    INS request for emergency review from OMB to enable the launch the INS practitioner Fraud Pilot Program. Emergency review and approval will provide safeguards to encourage undocumented victims of immigration practitioner fraud to come forward and file complaints. (66 FR 43029, 8/16/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01082433.
  • INS Provides Address for Release from Detention Requests (8/24/2001)
    INS notice with the address where a detained individual must submit a written request for release on the ground that there is no significant likelihood that he will be removed in the reasonably foreseeable future, in accordance with Zadvydas v. Davis. (66 FR 44646, 8/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01082432.
  • INS Issues K Regulations Implementing Section 1103 of the LIFE Act (8/14/2001)
    INS interim rule with filing and adjudication procedures for K-3/K-4 nonimmigrant categories, where spouses of U.S. citizens and their children who are the beneficiaries of pending or approved visa petitions can be admitted as nonimmigrants and adjust while in the U.S. (66 FR 42587, 8/14/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01081431.
  • INS Proposed Application/Petition Fee Adjustments (8/8/2001)
    INS announces proposed fee adjustment and seeks public comments by 10/9/01. Current fees and proposed fees are listed. The new fees are expected to go into effect in January 2002. (66 FR 41456, 8/8/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01080801.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS Designation for Monserrat (8/6/2001)
    INS notice of the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Montserrat, which is effective 8/27/01, and remains in effect for 12 months until 8/27/02. The 90-day re-registration period begins 8/3/01 and remains until 11/1/01. (66 FR 40833, 8/3/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01080634.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Entry Requirements for Citizens of Compact Countries (7/24/2001)
    INS clarifies entry requirements for citizens of the following Compact countries: the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Comments requested before 8/17/01. (66 FR 37429, 7/18/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01072433.
  • Attorney General Memo on the Detention of Certain Aliens (7/24/2001)
    DOJ notice of memorandum from the Attorney General to the Acting Commissioner of the INS addressing detention of certain aliens held under final orders of removal and directs the INS to take a number of actions in response to Zadvydas v. Davis. (66 FR 38433, 7/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01072436.
  • INS Notice of Extension of EADs for Certain Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Beneficiaries (7/12/2001)
    INS notice automatically extending the employment authorization of certain Honduran and Nicaraguan Temporary Protected Status (TPS) registrants until 12/5/01. Notice is effective 7/3/01. (66 FR 35270, 7/3/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01071232.
  • INS Interim Child Citizenship Regulations (6/26/2001)
    INS interim regulations implement Title I of the Child Citizenship Act, regarding applications for certification of citizenship for children residing within and outside the U.S. Comments due 8/13/01. (66 FR 32137, 6/13/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01061302.
  • INS Announces Russia Eligible for TWOV Privileges (6/18/2001)
    INS announces removing Russia from the list of countries whose citizens or nationals are ineligible for Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Privileges to the United States. Interim rule effective 6/15/01. (66 FR 32529, 6/15/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01061504.
  • INS Publishes H-1C Nurses Regulations (6/11/2001)
    INS interim rule implementing the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 (NRDAA) by providing instruction on the filing and adjudication of petitions for H-1C classification. Interim rule is effective as of 6/11/01 with comments due by 8/10/01. (66 FR 31107, 6/11/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01061101.
  • INS Regulation on Premium Processing Program (6/1/2001)
    INS notice that effective 6/1/01, I-129 petitioners in all categories except H-1B, TN and R, can request 15-day processing for a $1,000 additional fee. H-1Bs, TNs and Rs will be added 7/31/01. (66 FR 29682, 6/1/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01060102.
  • INS Notice on LIFE Late Legalization/Family Unity Regulations (6/1/2001)
    INS notice on the LIFE one-year application period for adjustment of status of persons subject to any one of three late legalization lawsuits related to IRCA and implementing LIFE family unity provisions. Correction includes correct mailing address. (66 FR 45694, 8/29/01) (66 FR 29661, 6/1/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01060101.
  • INS Interim Rule on Adjustment of Status for Certain Syrian Nationals (5/17/2001)
    INS interim rule, effective 5/17/01, discusses eligibility requirements/application procedures that apply for adjustment of status, for certain Syrian nationals granted asylum, as provided by Public Law 106-378. Submit comments before 7/16/01. (66 FR 27445, 5/17/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01051701.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Honduras (5/8/2001)
    INS announces the extension of the designation of Honduras under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program. TPS for Honduras will now expire on July 5, 2002. Notice also includes late initial registration information. (66 FR 23269, 5/8/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01050802.
  • INS Notice of Extension of TPS for Nicaragua (5/8/2001)
    INS announces the extension of the designation of Nicaragua under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program. TPS for Nicaragua will now expire on 7/5/02. Information on late initial registration is included. (66 FR 23271, 5/8/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01050801.
  • INS Notice of Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status (4/10/2001)
    INS indicates that it intends to accept Form I-539, accompanied by additional required documentation, as an application to change to V status. Comment is sought on the instructions describing the additional documentation. (66 FR 17576, 4/2/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01041071.
  • INS Notice of Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Angola (4/6/2001)
    INS notice of the extension of Angola's TPS designation until 3/29/02. Notice also includes redesignation to include nationals of Angola (and aliens without nationality who last resided in Angola) who have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since 4/5/01. (66 FR 18111, 4/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01040502.
  • INS Issues 245(i) Regulations (3/26/2001)
    INS issues an interim final regulation governing the implementation of section 245(i) under the LIFE Act Amendments. In a change from past practice, INS will consider petitions filed as of the postmark date for these purposes. (66 FR 16383, 3/26/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01032601.
  • INS Notice of Designation of TPS for El Salvador (3/9/2001)
    INS notice of the designation of El Salvador for TPS until 9/9/02. Registration for nationals of El Salvador, who have been continuously physically present since 3/9/01 and continuously resided since in the U.S. since 2/13/01, runs from 3/9/01 to 9/9/02. (66 FR 14214, 3/9/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01030972.
  • INS Delays Effective Date of TWOV List Update (2/5/2001)
    In accordance with a 1/20/01 directive, INS delays until 4/6/01 the effectiveness of its regulation updating the list of countries whose nationals are not eligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 8743, 2/2/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01020501.
  • INS Proposes New TN Occupations (1/29/2001)
    INS proposes to add Actuaries and Plant Pathologists to the list of TN-eligible occupations under NAFTA. Comments are due 2/20/01. (65 FR 79320, 12/19/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 01012609.
  • INS Delays Effectiveness of TPS EAD Regulation (1/26/2001)
    Under a 1/20/01 directive, INS delays until 3/30/01 the effectiveness of its regulation requiring TPS applicants who want EADs to pay the I-765 fee, and authorizing 18-month EADs for TPS recipients. (66 FR 7863, 1/26/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01012602.
  • INS Delays Effectiveness of Parole Authority Regulation (1/26/2001)
    In accordance with a 1/20/01 directive, INS delays by 60 days its regulation to delegate authority to grant parole from Service custody to various INS designees. (66 FR 7863, 1/26/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01012601.
  • INS Publishes Health Care Worker Regulations (1/16/2001)
    INS regulation to implement §343 of IIRIRA for certain non-physician healthcare workers which enables CGFNS to issue certificates to individuals seeking admission or adjustment for several medical occupations. Regulations are the result of an AILF settlement agreement. (66 FR 3440, 1/16/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01011601.
  • INS Amends TWOV List (1/8/2001)
    INS, in conjunction with DOS, adds to, and deletes from, the list of countries whose nationals are ineligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 1017, 1/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01010503.
  • INS Proposes TWOV Eligibility Criteria (1/8/2001)
    INS, in conjunction with DOS, proposes to eliminate the list of countries ineligible for transit without visa from the CFR, and instead publish the list in the Federal Register. It also proposes criteria for determining which countries are ineligible. (66 FR 1053, 1/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01010504.
  • Burma Removed from Guam Visa Waiver Program (1/3/2001)
    INS notice that Burma (Union of Myanmar) is being removed from the list of countries authorized to participate in the Guam Visa Waiver Program, which allows visits for pleasure or business to Guam for up to 15 days without a visa. (66 FR 235, 1/3/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01010301.
 
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