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  • AILA Comments on USCIS Interim Memo on Religious Worker Concurrent Filings(239 KB - 12/1/2010)
    AILA’s comments in response to USCIS interim guidance on the Ninth Circuit’s mandate overturning the permanent injunction in Ruiz-Diaz v. United States and its impact on concurrent I-360/I-485 filings for religious workers. Special thanks to Robert Pauw. AILA Doc. No. 10120160.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120160.
  • AILA Comments on E-Verify Self Check Program(51 KB - 11/29/2010)
    AILA’s comments in response to the USCIS notice of information collection on the E-Verify Self Check Program. Special thanks to Eileen Scofield, Marketa Lindt, Kevin Lashus, Bonnie Gibson, and Josie Gonzalez. AILA Doc. No. 10112967.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112967.
  • AILA Comments on Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver(279 KB - 11/10/2010)
    On 11/5/10, AILA submitted comments on Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver. Special thanks to Dan Berger. AILA Doc. No. 10111061.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111061.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Interim Memo on the H-1B/L-1 Fee Under PL 111-230(50 KB - 10/22/2010)
    AILA’s comment in response to USCIS interim guidance on the implementation of increased fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions under P.L. 111-230. Special thanks to Catherine Haight, Vic Goel, and Kevin Miner. AILA Doc. No. 10102267.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102267.
  • AILA Comments on ICE Draft Detainer Policy(300 KB - 10/19/2010)
    On 10/1/10, AILA and other NGOs submitted comments in response to the draft ICE detainer policy guidelines. AILA Doc. No. 10101910.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101910.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Memo on Revocation of VAWA-Based I-360s(253 KB - 10/4/2010)
    AILA’s comment in response to the draft USCIS memorandum on revocation of VAWA-based I-360 self-petitions. Special thanks to Alyssa Reed and Mark Shmueli. AILA Doc. No. 10100430.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100430.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-140 Extraordinary Ability Petitions(115 KB - 9/24/2010)
    AILA’s comment in response to the USCIS draft RFE template for I-140 petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability. Special thanks to Suzanne Seltzer, Dan Berger, Sarah Buffett, Dagmar Butte, Alex Dgebuadze, and Rita Sostrin. AILA Doc. No. 10092466.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092466.
  • AILA Comments on ESTA Travel Promotion Fee(82 KB - 9/8/2010)
    AILA comment written by the AILA/CBP Liaison committee responding to the CBP proposed rule on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Travel Promotion Fee and Use of System, which charges applicants $14 for every ESTA. The ESTA fee is effective as of 9/8/10. AILA Doc. No. 10090865.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090865.
  • AILA Comments on Interim Policy Memo on Evidentiary Criteria for EB-1 Petitions(165 KB - 9/8/2010)
    AILA’s comment in response to the USCIS interim policy memorandum on evaluating evidentiary criteria for certain EB-1 petitions. Special thanks to Suzanne Seltzer, Dan Berger, Dagmar Butte, Alex Dgebuadze, Stephen Navarre, Eleanor Pelta, Rita Sostrin, and Steve Yale-Loehr. AILA Doc. No. 10090733.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090733.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Proposed Fee Schedule Revisions(689 KB - 7/28/2010)
    AILA's comment in response to the proposed revisions to the USCIS fee schedule and changes to the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Comment prepared by Maxine Lee, Dagmar Butte, Kevin Miner, David Morris, Annaluisa Padilla, and Mark Shmueli. AILA Doc. No. 10072830.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072830.
  • AILA Comments on ICE’s Proposed Extension of an Existing NSEERS Information Collection(93 KB - 7/2/2010)
    On 06/2/10, AILA submitted a comment in connection with ICE’s proposed extension of an existing NSEERS information collection, published at 75 FR 24721, 5/05/10. AILA Doc. No. 10070237.
    AILA Doc. No. 10070237.
  • Model Comment Responding to NSEERS Extension Notice(111 KB - 7/1/2010)
    Model comment in response to Federal Register notice extending NSEERS Information Collection. Comments are due July 6, 2010. Courtesy of Fahed Al-Rawaf, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. AILA Doc. No. 10070161.
    AILA Doc. No. 10070161.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft VAWA Memorandum(50 KB - 6/25/2010)
    AILA submitted comments in connection with the USCIS’ proposed revisions to AFM Chapter 21.14 regarding continuing eligibility to file for child VAWA self-petitioners after attaining age 21. Special thanks to Rebecca Sigmund and Eileen Morrison. AILA Doc. No. 10062561.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062561.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Memo on Uniform Denial Language(545 KB - 6/23/2010)
    On 06/21/10, AILA submitted comments on the USCIS draft memorandum, "Guidance on Uniform Denial Language Pertaining to Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals; Revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.7(b)." Special thanks to Dagmar Butte. AILA Doc. No. 10062360.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062360.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS’ Draft Memo Regarding INA 204(l)(98 KB - 6/3/2010)
    On 6/1/10, AILA submitted comments in connection with the USCIS’ draft memo regarding the approval of petitions and applications after the death of the qualifying relative pursuant to INA Section 204(l). Special thanks to Brent Renison, Lee O’Connor and Charles Wheeler. AILA Doc. No. 10060363.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060363.
  • AILA Comments on the Online Detainee Locator System(1867 KB - 6/2/2010)
    AILA submitted a comment regarding the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) and suggested modifications to be made prior to deployment of the new system. AILA Doc. No. 10060264.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060264.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS’ Proposed Modification of Form G-28(59 KB - 6/1/2010)
    On 05/28/10, AILA submitted comments in connection with the USCIS’ proposed modification of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. Special thanks to David Grunblatt and Susan MacLean. AILA Doc. No. 10060161.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060161.
  • AILA Comments on USCIS Draft Guidance on "O" Petition Validity Period Revisions to AFM(529 KB - 5/26/2010)
    On 05/24/10, AILA submitted comments in connection with the USCIS draft policy memorandum, "Clarifying Guidance on 'O' Petition Validity Period Revisions to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 33.4(e)(2) AFM Update AD 10-36." Special thanks to Jonathan Ginsburg. AILA Doc. No. 10052637.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052637.
  • AILA Comments on Form I-129 Revisions (4/9/10)(318 KB - 4/9/2010)
    AILA’s comment on the proposed revisions of the Form I-129 and supplements. Thanks to the comments’ contributors: William Stock, Dagmar Butte, Lori Chesser, Susan MacLean, Stephen Navarre, Turid Owren, Karen Selking, Gregory Siskind, Palma Yanni and Andrew Wizner. AILA Doc. No. 10040960.
    AILA Doc. No. 10040960.
  • AILA Comments on New DHS Professional Responsibility Regulations(91 KB - 3/9/2010)
    On March 4, 2010, AILA submitted comments to DHS’s new Professional Responsibility Regulations. AILA Doc. No. 10030963.
    AILA Doc. No. 10030963.