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  • U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide(925 KB - 12/28/2011)
    DHS’s “U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide” provides guidance to law enforcement officers regarding certification for U nonimmigrant visa status.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122835.
  • USCIS Guidance on Immigration Benefits in EOIR Removal Proceedings(491 KB - 12/28/2011)
    USCIS guidance on immigration benefits for individuals who are requesting, or who have been granted, relief from removal or protection while they are in removal proceedings in Immigration Court or before the BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122837.
  • CBP Field Guidance on TN Processing at POEs(895 KB - 12/23/2011)
    A 12/23/11 memo and weekly undated muster to CBP field management clarifies the procedures for Canadians seeking to enter the U.S. as a TN professional. Applicants must submit proof of citizenship and an offer of employment. Guidance obtained through the CBP FOIA Library.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122358.
  • USCIS Seeks Comments on Draft RFE Template for I-129 L-1 Intracompany Transferees (Updated 12/19/11)(96 KB - 12/19/2011)
    USCIS comment request on a draft Request for Evidence (RFE) template on Form I-129 L-1 Intracompany Transferees’ qualifying relationship of ownership and control, and evidence of doing business. Updated due date for comments is 1/17/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121520.
  • CBP Inspector’s Field Manual (12/9/2011)
    CBP released a 2/10/06 version of the Inspector’s Field Manual (IFM) on 12/9/11. The IFM is a comprehensive “how to” manual that details official CBP policies and procedures in an effort to carry out the mission of CBP. Guidance obtained through the CBP FOIA Library.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120959.
  • ICE SEVP Procedures for When a School is No Longer SEVP Certified(248 KB - 12/2/2011)
    ICE alert regarding procedures for students who attend a school that is no longer Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120268.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on Material Support and the Provision of Medical Care(1917 KB - 11/28/2011)
    USCIS 11/20/11 policy memo on the implementation of a new exemption to apply the material support inadmissibility grounds to certain individuals who provide medical care to persons associated with terrorist activities or organizations.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112862.
  • USCIS Revises Hold Guidance for Cases Involving TRIG to Allow for Some Cases to be Denied(4092 KB - 11/28/2011)
    USCIS 11/20/11 policy memo revising existing hold guidance for terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG) cases to allow for the denial of some cases currently on hold where a TRIG exemption would not be granted to the applicant even if an exemption were available.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112861.
  • ICE SEVP Message Regarding Resumption of F, M, and J Visa Issuance(15 KB - 11/21/2011)
    A 11/21/11 SEVP broadcast message announcing that DOS has instructed embassies and consulates to resume issuing F, M, and J visas immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112164.
  • ICE SEVP Message on Suspension of Issuance of ALL F, M, and J Visas(43 KB - 11/18/2011)
    A 11/18/11 SEVP broadcast message announcing that DOS has temporarily halted the issuance of all F, M, and J visas at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates due to communication difficulties between the Consolidated Consular Database and SEVIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 11181125.
  • ICE Guidance on Next Steps in Implementing Prosecutorial Discretion(500 KB - 11/17/2011)
    Additional prosecutorial discretion guidance released on 11/17/11, outlining the next steps in implementing the 6/17/11 John Morton memos and the 8/18/11 DHS announcement on immigration enforcement priorities.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111749.
  • Guidance to ICE Attorneys Reviewing Cases before EOIR(168 KB - 11/17/2011)
    Companion guidance to the 11/17/11 Peter Vincent memorandum, outlining enforcement priorities for cases that should generally be pursued in an accelerated manner, as well as criteria for low-priority cases that should be carefully considered for prosecutorial discretion.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111762.
  • ICE Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion Case Review Process(352 KB - 11/17/2011)
    An 11/17/11 memorandum from Peter S. Vincent, ICE Principal Legal Advisor on the review of incoming and pending immigration court cases to ensure that such cases conform to ICE’s civil enforcement priorities as described in the 6/17/11 John Morton memorandum.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111761.
  • USCIS Memo on Foundational Issues in the EB-5 Program (Updated 11/14/11)(240 KB - 11/14/2011)
    A 11/9/11 USCIS draft memorandum addressing certain foundational issues in the EB-5 program. This draft memo is a work in progress and will not guide adjudication decisions until it is published in final form. Comments are due 12/9/11 (original due date was 11/25/11).
    AILA Doc. No. 11110938.
  • USCIS Revises Guidance on the Referral of Cases and Issuance of NTAs in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Removable Individuals(103 KB - 11/8/2011)
    USCIS 11/7/11 policy memo establishing new guidelines regarding the circumstances under which USCIS will issue an NTA, or refer a case to ICE for NTA issuance, in order to effectively handle cases involving public safety threats, criminals, and individuals engaged in fraud.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110830.
  • ICE SEVP Publishes Form I-17 User Manual for School SEVIS Users(2204 KB - 11/7/2011)
    SEVP user manual, dated 6/24/11, providing guidance for SEVIS users on the I-17 process, including guidelines for updating a certification application, an overview of the recertification application, and more. The manual reflects changes to SEVIS effective with version 6.8.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110766.
  • USCIS Response to the CIS Ombudsman Recommendation on Deferred Action Processing(297 KB - 11/3/2011)
    A 10/27/11 memorandum from USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to CIS Ombudsman January Contreras, responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendations for improving transparency and consistency in the agency’s processing of deferred action requests.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110360.
  • CBP Muster on Hajj 2010(181 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of Hajj, a Muslim pilgrimage. The muster requires officers to use the same standards, procedures, and care with pilgrims as they afford to any traveler entering the U.S. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093048.
  • SEVP Announces Debut of External Quarterly Newsletter(872 KB - 10/13/2011)
    ICE SEVP broadcast message announcing and introducing the first issue of its quarterly newsletter, the SEVP Spotlight, which provides information and updates about programmatic changes, SEVIS II, and more. A copy of the newsletter also is attached, following the message.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101340.
  • ICE SEVP Sends Broadcast Message on New Recertification Resources(83 KB - 10/12/2011)
    A 10/11/11 SEVP broadcast message announcing that a new webinar, “Recertification: A Dialogue from an Institutional Perspective,” is now available on the SEVP website. The webinar discusses how easy the process can be, its common pitfalls, and helpful tips for schools.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101234.
  • President Obama Releases FY2012 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorizations(28 KB - 10/11/2011)
    A 9/30/11 Presidential Memorandum on determinations of up to 76,000 refugee admissions numbers and authorizations of in-country refugee status for eligible persons of Cuba, Eurasia and the Baltics, Iraq, and in exceptional circumstances, persons in any location, for FY2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101170.
  • USCIS Releases Guidance on the Model Plan for Administrative Naturalization Ceremonies(340 KB - 10/11/2011)
    USCIS 9/20/11 policy memo providing guidance on the model plan for conducting administrative naturalization ceremonies in a meaningful and consistent manner. This guidance became effective on 9/20/11, and supersedes earlier guidance as indicated in the current document.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101166.
  • CBP Muster on Operation No Refuge(155 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of Operation No Refuge, which involves identifying subjects who may be involved in or are the beneficiaries of illicit narcotics activities, and how to handle related cases. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093046.
  • CBP Muster on Processing Citizens of Mexico Arriving by Air(105 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers that a Mexican presenting a Diplomatic or Official Passport who is not assigned a post in the U.S. and enters for a visit of 6 months or less does not need to present a visa. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093044.
  • CBP Muster on the Basic Elements of a Thorough Primary Inspection(112 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of the basic elements of a primary inspection. The muster indicates that recent testing by CBP shows a potential for inadmissible travelers to present fraudulent documents. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093043.
  • CBP Muster on Travelers Destined to Lightering Vessels(142 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of visa classification eligibility for travelers destined to lightering vessels. The muster specifies when parole may be granted to travelers presenting a C-1 or D visa. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093041.
  • CBP Muster on WHTI Requirements for Sea Passengers(112 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of WHTI requirements for sea passengers on “closed loop” cruise itineraries. The muster defines “closed loop” and states the document requirements under WHTI. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093039.
  • CBP Muster on US-VISIT Exemptions(95 KB - 9/30/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of US-VISIT exemptions. The muster explains when an officer may release a traveler or refer to secondary and how to annotate the exception code in the record. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11093035.
  • CBP Muster on "TWIC Letter Received" Annotation(130 KB - 9/29/2011)
    An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers of how to handle the “TWIC Letter Received” annotation for both business travelers and Canadian business travelers. CBPOs will not be required to determine TWIC eligibility. Muster obtained through FOIA 2011F03343 filed by AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092931.
  • SEVP Announcement on “Study in the States”(26 KB - 9/20/2011)
    A 9/16/11 SEVP message announcing the launch of “Study in the States,” a government-wide initiative to encourage international students to study and remain in the U.S. Message includes a link video of Secretary Napolitano’s announcement.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092063.
  • SEVP Update on Libyan F-1 ESL Students(57 KB - 9/19/2011)
    A 9/14/11 SEVP message announcing that Libyan F-1 students who are enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are eligible for special student relief for Libyans, which includes employment authorization and a reduced course load.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091971.
  • USCIS Updates AAO Request for Amicus Briefs on the Appeal of a Denied I-140 Based on Kazarian (9/16/2011)
    USCIS 9/16/11 update on AAO’s request for amicus briefs related to the appeal of a denied Form I-140 petition based on the 2010 Kazarian guidance. Briefs are now due by 10/18/11 and the underlying Service Center denial has been posted to their website.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091629.
  • USCIS Memo on the Adjudication of Child VAWA Self-Petitions Filed by Individuals over Age 21(257 KB - 9/8/2011)
    A 9/6/11 USCIS policy memo providing guidance on the continued eligibility for individuals to file a VAWA self-petition as a child over age 21, and younger than age 25, if the abuse was at least one central reason for the filing delay. This guidance is effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090861.
  • ICE SEVP Releases Updated SEVIS Instructions for DHS Users(94 KB - 9/7/2011)
    SEVP guidance, published on 9/7/11, providing updated information and instructions on the processes for requesting and terminating access to SEVIS, as well as password resets, broken down by CBP and USCIS users, in addition to all other DHS component users, effective 6/9/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090769.
  • ICE Revised Immigration Detainer Form I-247 (6/11) (Updated 9/6/11)(1424 KB - 9/6/2011)
    ICE revised immigration detainer Form I-247, issued in June 2011. The form instructs that state and local authorities are not to detain an individual for more than 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, and requires local law enforcement to provide a copy to detainees.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061730.
  • USCIS Memo on Priority Naturalization Processing for Certain SSI Recipients(1607 KB - 9/2/2011)
    An 8/30/11 USCIS policy memo providing field guidance on the prioritization of N-400 applications filed by individuals who are within one year of having their SSI benefits terminated and whose application has been pending for four months or more from the date of receipt.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090260.
  • USCIS Memo on the Eligibility to Self-Petition as a Battered or Abused Parent of a U.S. Citizen(80 KB - 9/1/2011)
    An 8/30/11 USCIS policy memo on the self-petitioning eligibility of a battered or abused stepparent or adoptive parent of a U.S.C., and the eligibility for VAWA relief after termination of a step-relationship. The final memo supersedes the 1/7/11 draft memo on this subject.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090161.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on B-2 Extensions for Cohabitating Partners and Other Household Members of Principal Nonimmigrants(59 KB - 8/26/2011)
    An 8/17/11 policy memo on the uniform and consistent processing of Form I-539 for changes to and extension of B-2 status for cohabitating nonimmigrant partners and other household members of principal nonimmigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082673.
  • DHS Procedures for Implementing EOIR Background Check Regulations(512 KB - 8/22/2011)
    DHS Q&A on USCIS and ICE procedures implementing EOIR’s background check regulations for individuals seeking relief from removal in proceedings, including information on the regulations, application procedures, filing instructions for I-485s, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082259.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Implementing EOIR Background Check Regulations(495 KB - 8/22/2011)
    DHS Fact Sheet on USCIS and ICE procedures implementing EOIR’s background check regulations for individuals seeking relief from removal in proceedings, including asylum, withholding, adjustment of status, cancellation, suspension of deportation, and certain waivers.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082258.
  • DHS Background Information on Prosecutorial Discretion Initiatives(94 KB - 8/18/2011)
    DHS background information outlining implementation of ICE enforcement priorities including prosecutorial discretion initiatives, which DHS Secretary Napolitano included with an 8/18/11 letter to 22 U.S. senators.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081838.
  • DHS Letter to Senators Regarding Prosecutorial Discretion(464 KB - 8/18/2011)
    A 8/18/11 letter from DHS Secretary Napolitano to Senator Dick Durbin and 21 other Senators on the implementation of an interagency working group to execute a case-by-case review of all individuals currently in removal proceedings. Letter includes background information.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081834.
  • DHS Announcement on New Process for Implementation of Prosecutorial Discretion Memo (8/18/2011)
    An 8/18/11 letter from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announcing a new process for implementing the 6/17/11 prosecutorial discretion memorandum.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081832.
  • AAO Requests Amicus Briefs on the Appeal of a Denied I-140 Based on Kazarian(66 KB - 8/18/2011)
    USCIS announcement that the AAO is seeking amicus briefs related to the appeal of a denied Form I-140 petition based on the 2010 Kazarian guidance. Briefs are due by 9/19/11. Instructions for submitting a brief are provided on the announcement.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081830.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Transfer of Adjudications of Diplomatic-Based AOS Cases to NBC(167 KB - 8/17/2011)
    An 8/5/11 USCIS interim memo for comment on the transfer of final adjudication authority from the Director of the Washington District Office to the NBC for Adjustment of Status applications based on certain diplomatic visas. Comments are due 8/30/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081720.
  • SEVP Update on Recent UNVA Compliance Activity(67 KB - 8/15/2011)
    An 8/15/11 SEVP message announcing that as of 8/11/11, it accepted the U. of N. VA’s (UNVA) appointment of new DSOs. The SEVP Response Branch will forward any requests made since 7/28/11 to the new DSOs, and will no longer take requests for SEVIS changes on behalf of UNVA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081530.
  • USCIS Memo On AOS Adjudications For Individuals In the CNMI On or After 11/28/09(94 KB - 8/11/2011)
    USCIS 8/9/11 policy memo, effective immediately, providing guidance regarding the adjudication of family and employment-based Adjustment of Status (AOS) applications from individuals present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) on or after 11/28/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081134.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Requesting Expedited Local Processing of Form I-130(196 KB - 8/10/2011)
    An 8/8/11 USCIS interim memo for comment on responding to a DOS request to accept and process a locally filed Form I-130 at a U.S. embassy/consulate where USCIS does not have a presence where circumstances warrant expedited local processing. Comments due 8/24/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081020.
  • SEVP Message on SEVIS Password Security and P/DSO Updates(534 KB - 8/10/2011)
    An 8/8/11 ICE SEVP broadcast message explaining the DHS password policy, and outlining the requirements for processing PDSO or DSO changes. Also attached is a checklist of required documentation and fax cover sheet for submitting P/DSO requests.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081066.
  • ICE Terminates Secure Communities MOAs, Reaffirms Nationwide Rollout by 2013 (8/5/2011)
    On August 5, 2011, DHS announced that a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between ICE and a state is not required to activate or operate Secure Communities in any jurisdiction and as a result, terminated all existing Secure Communities MOAs.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080520.
  • SEVP Message on the Pending Review of UNVA’s SEVP Certification(64 KB - 7/29/2011)
    A 7/29/11 ICE SEVP message to alert to SEVIS users that on 7/28/11, SEVP served Univ. of N. VA (UNVA) with a Notice of Intent to Withdraw the school’s SEVP certification and SEVIS access, and to provide guidance for DSOs who may be contacted by nonimmigrant UNVA students.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072930.
  • SEVP Updates California Community Colleges on Full Course of Study Requirements(26 KB - 7/29/2011)
    A 7/22/11 ICE SEVP broadcast message to inform DSOs at SEVP-certified California Community Colleges that all F-1 students who are enrolled in any of California’s community colleges must meet the full course of study requirements as directed in regulation, without amendment.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072965.
  • SEVP Message Regarding Changes to the Form I-515A Process(57 KB - 7/18/2011)
    A 7/14/11 ICE SEVP message announcing changes to the Form I-515A process, and alerting SEVIS users of that as of 7/15/11, SEVP will terminate the SEVIS record of any F or M nonimmigrant who does not comply with the I-515A directive within the 30-day response period.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071865.
  • USCIS Response to CIS Ombudsman Recommendations on SIJ Adjudications(1060 KB - 7/13/2011)
    A 7/13/11 memo from Lori Scialabba to January Contreras, responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendations on special immigrant juveniles (SIJ) adjudications, stating that specialized training for officers that interact with these individuals has been implemented.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071359.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Changes to RFE Timeframes(414 KB - 7/13/2011)
    A 7/7/11 USCIS interim memo for comment on changes to the amount of time that agency officers may provide an applicant or petitioner to respond to a Request for Evidence (RFE). Comment period ends 7/27/11. Instructions for submitting comments precede the memo. AILA Doc.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071334.
  • ICE IMAGE Frequently Asked Questions (6/30/2011)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063023.
  • ICE Releases Draft Letter to Prospective IMAGE Employers(84 KB - 6/30/2011)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) draft letter to employers interested in enrolling in the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063068.
  • ICE IMAGE Brochure(370 KB - 6/30/2011)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) brochure for the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063067.
  • ICE IMAGE Application Form(417 KB - 6/30/2011)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) application form for the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063065.
  • ICE Releases Draft IMAGE Agreement(100 KB - 6/30/2011)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) draft version of the ICE IMAGE Agreement. The Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers highlights the requirements employers must meet for enrollment in the program as well as ICE’s commitment to IMAGE employers.
    AILA Doc. No. 11063064.
  • SEVP 6/29/11 Message Regarding Special Relief for Libyan Students and Scholars(214 KB - 6/29/2011)
    ICE SEVP broadcast message to all SEVIS users, dated 6/29/11, providing an update on the continuation of funding for the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program, which was announced by CBIE on 6/22/11, as well as other relief available for Libyan students and scholars.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062965.
  • SEVP 6/17/11 Message Regarding Special Relief for Libyan Students(211 KB - 6/29/2011)
    ICE SEVP broadcast message to all SEVIS users, dated 6/17/11, providing an update about special relief that is available for certain F-1 Libyan students who have suffered severe economic hardship as a result of the civil unrest in Libya since February 2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062964.
  • DHS Responds to AILA Regarding Treatment of Cases Impacted by DOMA(117 KB - 6/24/2011)
    A 6/21/11 letter from Kelly Ryan, DHS Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, stating that until DOMA is repealed or struck down, DHS will continue to exercise its discretion in individual cases, but will not grant blanket relief or hold DOMA cases in abeyance.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062433.
  • DHS Memo on Secure Communities Complaints Protocol(419 KB - 6/21/2011)
    DHS 6/14/11 memorandum by Margo Schlanger of the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and Gary Mead of ICE, setting out how CRCL and ICE will address civil rights complaints involving state and local law enforcement and ICE's Secure Communities program.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062130.
  • ICE Memo on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent with the Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities(614 KB - 6/17/2011)
    ICE 6/17/11 memorandum by Director John Morton issuing guidance to ICE personnel on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion. The memo also sets forth which agency employees may exercise prosecutorial discretion and what factors should be considered.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061734.
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) Complaint Form(269 KB - 6/17/2011)
    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) Complaint Form in English for individuals or organizations who believe civil rights violations connected to Secure Communities have occurred. The form is also available in eight other languages on the DHS website.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061733.
  • ICE Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion Regarding Certain Victims, Witnesses, and Plaintiffs(2789 KB - 6/17/2011)
    ICE 6/17/11 memo from Director John Morton setting policy on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in removal cases involving victims and witnesses of crime, including domestic violence, and individuals involved in non-frivolous efforts related to civil rights protection.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061731.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on the Role of District Directors in the BIA Recognition and Accreditation Process(435 KB - 6/9/2011)
    USCIS comment request on a 6/7/11 interim memo that clarifies the role and responsibilities of USCIS District Directors relative to the recognition and accreditation process administered by the BIA. Comments are due by 6/22/11. The memo is preceded by instructions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060975.
  • USCIS Asylum Division Memo on Notifying Certain Asylum Applicants How To Seek Release From Detention(571 KB - 6/9/2011)
    USCIS Asylum Division memo dated 6/9/11 regarding updated information notification of ICE's parole guidelines to arriving aliens found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture, including copies of the updated information notification.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060959.
  • USCIS 6/1/11 Edition of the Handbook for Employers, M-274 Manual(2817 KB - 6/8/2011)
    A 6/1/11 edition of USCIS’ M-274, Handbook for Employers, which provides guidance to employers on I-9 compliance.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060833.
  • USCIS Response to CIS Ombudsman Recommendations on Customer Complaints(728 KB - 6/6/2011)
    A 6/6/11 memo from Lori Scialabba to January Contreras responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendations regarding better means of informing the public on how to submit general complaints and publishing collected complaint data for public scrutiny.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060659.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on Requests to Expedite Adjudication of Form I-601(166 KB - 6/6/2011)
    USCIS 5/9/11 policy memo on how USCIS processes requests to expedite the adjudication of Forms I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by individuals outside of the U.S. The receipt notice template, Appendix 41-5, is attached following the memo.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060667.
  • USCIS Updated RFE Template for I-129 P-3 Culturally Unique Artists and Entertainers(324 KB - 5/23/2011)
    USCIS RFE template for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-3 classification for culturally unique artists and entertainers. The final date for stakeholder viewing is 6/6/11. Service centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052335.
  • USCIS Updated RFE Template for I-129 P-2 Exchange Artists or Entertainers(327 KB - 5/23/2011)
    USCIS RFE template for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-2 classification for reciprocal exchange artists or entertainers. The final date for stakeholder viewing is 6/6/11. Service centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052334.
  • USCIS Updated RFE Template for I-129 P-1B Entertainment Groups and Performers(339 KB - 5/23/2011)
    USCIS RFE template for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1B classification for internationally recognized entertainment groups and performers. The final date for stakeholder viewing is 6/6/11. Service centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052333.
  • USCIS Updated RFE Template for I-129 P Essential Support Workers(325 KB - 5/23/2011)
    USCIS RFE template for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1S classification for essential support workers. The final date for stakeholder viewing is 6/6/11. Service centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052332.
  • USCIS Updated RFE Template for I-129 P-1A Athletes and Teams(339 KB - 5/23/2011)
    USCIS RFE template for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1A classification for internationally recognized athletes and teams. The final date for stakeholder viewing is 6/6/11. Service centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052331.
  • ICE SEVP Notice to Schools on the Accreditation of English Language Training Programs Act(43 KB - 5/23/2011)
    A 5/18/11 SEVP memo on the Accreditation of English Language Training Programs Act, which requires that any English language training program seeking to enroll F nonimmigrant students be accredited by an agency that is recognized by the Dept. of Education, effective 6/12/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052365.
  • USCIS Proposed EB-5 Operational Changes for Comment(303 KB - 5/19/2011)
    USCIS 5/19/11 operational proposal for comment on proposed changes to USCIS’s processing of EB-5 cases, including an accelerated adjudication process, with premium processing, and more. Comments are due 6/17/11. The proposal is attached following the instructions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051963.
  • DHS/USCIS E-Verify PIA RIDE Update(235 KB - 5/16/2011)
    DHS/USCIS E-Verify Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update accounting for the Records and Information from Department of Motor Vehicles for E-Verify (RIDE) initiative, which automates motor vehicle document verification between Motor Vehicle Agencies and E-Verify employers.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051635.
  • ICE SEVP Guidance Addressing SEVIS II Anxieties, Concerns, and Misconceptions(178 KB - 5/16/2011)
    ICE SEVP 5/9/11 guidance responding to questions and concerns expressed by Designated School Officials as well as general misconceptions regarding SEVIS II. Topics include transition issues, training, the paperless process, student access, batch concerns, security, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051667.
  • ICE 2011 Revised STEM-Designated Degree Program List(96 KB - 5/13/2011)
    On 5/12/11, ICE published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an Optional Practical Training extension. The additions are indicated on the list in bold type.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051363.
  • USCIS Guidance on Request for Evidence Standards(164 KB - 5/12/2011)
    A 1/6/05 memo by USCIS Director of Service Center Operations, Fujie O. Ohata, providing guidance to service centers limiting the use of requests for evidence not supported by the INA, the regulations, or form instructions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051265.
  • CBP Publishes Guidance for International Travelers on Forms I-192, I-212, and I-824(258 KB - 5/10/2011)
    CBP guidance published on 5/9/11 providing information for international travelers regarding Forms I-192, I-212, and I-824, as well as a listing and the associated contact information for the designated ports that accept such forms in advance of travel.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051064.
  • USCIS Final I-140 E11 RFE Template(396 KB - 5/4/2011)
    USCIS final RFE template for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, seeking E11 classification as an individual of extraordinary ability. Final date for stakeholder viewing is 5/17/11. Service Centers will begin using the template immediately, effective 5/4/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050431.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on H-1B Cap Exemptions Based on Affiliation(382 KB - 5/2/2011)
    USCIS 4/28/11 policy memo establishes interim guidance for comment to give deference to prior H-1B cap exemption determinations for nonprofit entities made by USCIS since 6/6/06. The memo is in effect until further notice. Comments are due 5/16/11. Memo follows instructions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050130.
  • USCIS Final Memo on Coordinating Adjudications for Individuals in Removal Proceedings(61 KB - 5/2/2011)
    USCIS 2/8/11 final policy memo provides guidance for coordination with ICE on the adjudication of applications and petitions for individuals in removal proceedings. The final memo supersedes an interim memo for comment on this subject posted by USCIS on 2/8/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050264.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on T and U Extensions(146 KB - 4/29/2011)
    USCIS 4/19/11 final policy memo providing guidance about the extension of status for T and U nonimmigrant visas , including any related adjustment of status applications. This memo supersedes the interim memo posted by USCIS on 2/23/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042934.
  • USCIS Policy Memo National Guard Naturalization(1999 KB - 4/29/2011)
    USCIS 1/24/11 final policy memo providing guidance on the eligibility of members of the National Guard to naturalize under INA §329. This memo supersedes the interim memo for comment posted by USCIS on 1/27/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042933.
  • USCIS Director Mayorkas Announces New Deputy Director and RAIO Associate Director(34 KB - 4/28/2011)
    A 4/28/11 message from USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announcing that he has selected Lori Scialabba as the Deputy Director of USCIS, and Steve Bucher as the Associate Director of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO) Directorate, effective 5/8/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042869.
  • Schlanger Memo on the Elimination of NSEERS Country Designations(246 KB - 4/27/2011)
    A 4/27/11 memo by the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Margo Schlanger announcing the elimination of the list of countries whose nationals have been subject to register under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).
    AILA Doc. No. 11042769.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on the Centralization of AWA-Related Adjudications(270 KB - 4/27/2011)
    USCIS 4/22/11 policy memorandum provides supplemental guidance on the centralization of Adam Walsh Act (AWA) related petitions at the Vermont Service Center for adjudication and review. This memo supersedes the interim memo posted by USCIS on this subject on 3/24/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042766.
  • CBP Memo on POE L-1 Petition Processing(1028 KB - 4/22/2011)
    A 4/22/11 memo to certain CBP field management and pre-clearance operations clarifies the 10/15/10 guidance on collection of filing fees and explains port of entry L-1 petition processing. Guidance obtained through the CBP FOIA Library.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042259.
  • USCIS Policy Memorandum on Recommending the Revocation of a U.S. Passport(402 KB - 4/22/2011)
    USCIS 4/15/11 interim memo for comment provides procedural guidance for USCIS employees on making requests for the revocation of U.S. Passports to DOS. The memo is in effect until further notice. Comments are due 5/5/11. The memo is preceded by an instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042231.
  • USCIS Releases EB-5 Training Materials (4/14/2011)
    In response to a FOIA request, USCIS released 486 pages of materials used to train officers in the adjudication of EB-5 cases. Special thanks to H. Ronald Klasko.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041432.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on Appellate Jurisdiction for I-360s Filed by Certain Afghan or Iraqi Nationals(55 KB - 4/14/2011)
    USCIS 4/12/11 final policy memo on adjudicating I-360 petitions filed by Afghan or Iraqi nationals who worked for the U.S. Government, and on jurisdiction over appeals relating to such petitions. This memo supersedes the interim memo for comment posted by USCIS on 3/17/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041465.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on Centralized Orphan Processing in Nepal(52 KB - 4/14/2011)
    USCIS 8/27/10 final policy memo on implementation of the Nepal Initiative, which centralizes adjudication of clearly approvable Forms I-600 filed on behalf of children residing in Nepal. This memo supersedes the interim memo for comment posted by USCIS on 8/27/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041464.
  • USCIS Final Policy Memo on Advance Parole EAD(308 KB - 4/6/2011)
    USCIS 12/21/10 final policy memorandum to permit the issuance of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Form I-766, with an advance parole endorsement. On 2/11/11, USCIS posted the interim version of this memo for comment.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040664.
  • USCIS Policy Memorandum on Implementation of the Perez-Olano Settlement(140 KB - 4/5/2011)
    USCIS 4/4/11 policy memorandum guides USCIS personnel in processing requests to reopen petitions for Special Immigrant Juvenile status and related applications for adjustment of status filed under the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040532.
  • USCIS Policy Memorandum on Implementation of the Help HAITI Act(58 KB - 4/5/2011)
    USCIS 3/13/11 policy memorandum providing guidance on the vital aspects of processing applications for adjustment of status filed under the Help HAITI Act of 2010, which took effect on 12/9/10. On 1/3/11, USCIS posted an interim version of this memo for comment.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040561.
  • SEVP Guidance for Egyptian Students with Expiring Passports(25 KB - 4/1/2011)
    A 3/30/11 message from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to all SEVIS users regarding Egyptian students with expiring passports.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040162.
  • New DHS/DOL MOU Concerning Worksite Enforcement Activities(2722 KB - 4/1/2011)
    A 3/31/11 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DOL and DHS which specifies that ICE will not investigate worksites where DOL is conducting an investigation, or where there is an ongoing labor dispute, unless there is an independent, supervening cause.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040160.
  • USCIS Final Policy Memorandum on Fee Waiver Guidelines(106 KB - 3/25/2011)
    USCIS 3/13/11 policy memorandum on fee waiver guidelines as established by the final rule of the USCIS fee schedule. USCIS posted the interim memorandum for public comment from 11/22/10 – 12/7/10, reviewed the comments received, and approved the final memorandum on 3/13/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032530.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Adjudication of Adam Walsh Act Related Petitions(280 KB - 3/24/2011)
    USCIS 3/22/11 interim memo for comment on the centralization of all identified Adam Walsh Act related petitions at the Vermont Service Center for adjudication and review. The memo is in effect until further notice, and follows the instructions page. Comments are due 4/7/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032470.
  • USCIS Draft Memo on Appellate Jurisdiction for Certain Forms I-360 Filed by Afghan or Iraqi Nationals(337 KB - 3/17/2011)
    USCIS draft memo for comment on the closing actions for adjudicating I-360 petitions filed by Afghan or Iraqi nationals who worked on behalf of the U.S. Government, and on jurisdiction over appeals relating to decisions on such petitions. Comments are due 3/31/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031734.
  • USCIS Memo on T and U Extensions(596 KB - 3/8/2011)
    USCIS 3/8/11 policy memo on extension of status for T and U nonimmigrant visas. Comments are due 3/22/11 and the memo is in currently in effect.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030820.
  • ICE Proposed Policy for Resumed Removals to Haiti(104 KB - 3/7/2011)
    ICE proposed policy for resumed removals to Haiti. Comments will be accepted by ICE until 3/11/11. Proposed policy follows instruction page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030722.
  • ICE Memo on Civil Immigration Enforcement(443 KB - 3/3/2011)
    A 3/2/11 memo by ICE Director, John Morton, outlining ICE enforcement priorities as they relate to the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants. This updates the 6/30/10 Morton memo on ICE enforcement by adding Section F "No Private Right Statement."
    AILA Doc. No. 11030323.
  • USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-129 P- 3 Culturally Unique Artists and Entertainers(399 KB - 3/1/2011)
    USCIS draft RFE template for comment on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-3 classification for culturally unique artists and entertainers. Comments are due by 3/11/11. The draft RFE template follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030167.
  • USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-129 P-2 Exchange Artists or Entertainers(412 KB - 2/28/2011)
    USCIS draft RFE template for comment on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-2 classification for exchange artists or entertainers. Comments are due by 3/11/11. The draft RFE template follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022866.
  • USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-129 P-1S Essential Support Workers(403 KB - 2/25/2011)
    USCIS draft RFE template for comment on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1S classification for essential support workers. Comments are due by 3/11/11. The draft RFE template follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022532.
  • USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-129 P-1B Entertainment Groups and Performers(451 KB - 2/25/2011)
    USCIS draft RFE template for comment on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1B classification for internationally recognized entertainment groups and performers. Comments are due by 3/11/11. The draft RFE template follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022531.
  • USCIS Draft RFE Template for I-129 P-1A Athletes and Teams(436 KB - 2/25/2011)
    USCIS draft RFE template for comment on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, seeking P-1A classification for internationally recognized athletes and teams. Comments are due by 3/11/11. The draft RFE template follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022530.
  • USCIS Memo on New TRIG Exemption for Solicitation(1922 KB - 2/24/2011)
    USCIS 2/23/11 policy memo guiding the implementation of a new discretionary exemption that authorizes USCIS not to apply the solicitation inadmissibility grounds to certain individuals who, under duress, solicited funds or members for a terrorist organization.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022474.
  • USCIS Memo on New TRIG Exemption for Military-Type Training(2151 KB - 2/24/2011)
    USCIS 2/23/11 policy memo guiding the implementation of a new discretionary exemption that authorizes USCIS not to apply the military-type training inadmissibility grounds to certain individuals who, under duress, received military-type training from a terrorist organization.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022470.
  • USCIS Policy Memo on Revocation of VAWA-Based Self-Petitions(62 KB - 2/17/2011)
    USCIS 12/15/10 policy memo on the revocation of VAWA-based self-petitions (Forms I-360) restates the VAWA revocation policy that was originally issued in a 8/5/02 memo.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021760.
  • USCIS Letter to Chamber of Commerce Announcing New Website, I-9 Central(61 KB - 2/15/2011)
    Letter from USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in response to the Chamber’s 1/20/11 letter concerning the need for guidance on I-9 procedural and technical errors. Director Mayorkas states that I-9 Central should launch in mid-Spring 2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021561.
  • Tri-Valley University Response to SEVP Notice of Intent to Withdraw(197 KB - 2/14/2011)
    Tri-Valley University (TVU) letter written by its President regarding ICE’s decision to withdraw the school’s SEVIS approval. The letter, which has been redacted, includes responses to the unresolved issues listed in the SEVP Notice of Intent to Withdraw letter.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021432.
  • USCIS Memo on Advance Parole Employment Authorization Document(576 KB - 2/14/2011)
    USCIS 12/21/10 interim memo for comment to permit issuance of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Form I-766, with an advance parole endorsement. The memo is in effect until further notice, and follows the comment instructions page. Comments are due 2/28/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021462.
  • SEVP Notice of Intent to Withdraw Letter from ICE to Tri-Valley University(1566 KB - 2/9/2011)
    ICE asserts that Tri-Valley University failed to comply with federal regulations for students in a Notice of Intent to Withdraw letter. Violations include failure to require students to attend class and failure to report changes in school and student information in SEVIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020962.
  • SEVP Guidance on F-1 Transfers from Tri-Valley University(16 KB - 2/8/2011)
    A 2/7/11 message from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to all SEVIS users regarding the transfer of F-1 students associated with Tri-Valley University (TVU).
    AILA Doc. No. 11020863.
  • USCIS Memo on Handling Applications for Individuals in Removal Proceedings(315 KB - 2/8/2011)
    A 2/4/11 USCIS interim memo for comment on guidance for coordination with ICE on the adjudication of applications and petitions involving individuals in removal proceedings before EOIR. Memo follows instructions, and is in effect until further notice. Comments due 2/22/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020862.
  • USCIS Memo on Evaluation of Evidence Submitted with Certain I-140 Petitions(164 KB - 2/2/2011)
    USCIS 12/22/10 policy memo providing guidance regarding the analysis that adjudicators should use when evaluating evidence submitted in support of Forms I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, filed under the EB-1 immigrant classification.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020231.
  • USCIS Memo Regarding Notice to Applicants About the Ability to File Motions to Reopen or Reconsider(560 KB - 2/1/2011)
    USCIS 1/26/11 interim memo for comment on USCIS policy for including information about the opportunity to file a motion to reopen or reconsider when issuing a written denial of a petition or application. The memo is in effect until further notice. Comments are due 2/14/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020161.
  • USCIS Memo on Clarification of Grounds of Inadmissibility that Do Not Apply to Applicants for TPS(232 KB - 1/27/2011)
    USCIS draft memo for comment clarifying that applicants for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) cannot be found ineligible for certain grounds of inadmissibility. Comments are due 2/10/11. Draft memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012735.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on the Eligibility for Members of the National Guard to Naturalize(2207 KB - 1/27/2011)
    A 1/24/11 USCIS interim memo for comment providing field guidance on the eligibility for members of the National Guard to naturalize under section 329 of the INA. Comments are due 2/10/11. The memo is in effect until further notice. Memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012731.
  • USCIS Memo on TPS Adjudications Involving “No Jail” or “No Incarceration” Certifications(47 KB - 1/24/2011)
    USCIS 1/21/11 policy memo providing guidance on the adjudication of TPS applications and administrative appeals involving a “no jail” or “no incarceration” certification, and a reminder on cases involving certain potential misdemeanors. AILA Doc. No. 11012468.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012468.
  • USCIS RFE Template for I-140 E11 Alien of Extraordinary Ability(173 KB - 1/21/2011)
    USCIS updated RFE template for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, seeking E11 immigrant classification. The updated template will be posted online until 2/4/11 for stakeholder visibility. USCIS Service Centers will use the template effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012168.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Adjustment of Status Applications from Certain Individuals in the CNMI(367 KB - 1/18/2011)
    USCIS 1/14/11 interim memo for comment on the adjudication of adjustment of status applications from individuals present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) on or after 11/28/10. Comments are due 1/31/11. The memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011862.
  • USCIS Interim Memo on Extension of the Validity of Medical Certifications on the Form I-693(334 KB - 1/18/2011)
    USCIS 1/14/11 interim memo for comment on extending the validity of civil surgeon endorsements on the Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, for adjustment of status applicants. Comments are due 1/31/11. The memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011861.
  • USCIS Draft Memo on the Definition of “Internationally Recognized” for the P-1 Classification(160 KB - 1/18/2011)
    USCIS draft memo for comment on the processing of Forms I-129 filed on behalf of P-1 nonimmigrants, with regard to whether the definition of “internationally recognized” encompasses only foreign-based groups. Comments are due 1/31/11. The memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011860.
  • USCIS Draft Memo on Requests to Expedite Adjudication of Form I-601(375 KB - 1/13/2011)
    USCIS draft policy memo for comment on the processing of requests to expedite the adjudication of Forms I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by individuals outside the U.S. Comments are due 1/28/11. The memo follows the instructions page.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011333.
  • USCIS Releases Revised M-274, The Handbook for Employers(4406 KB - 1/11/2011)
    A 1/05/11 edition of the M-274, Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) from USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011120.
  • USCIS Interim Memo for Comment on Handling of Regressed AOS Cases Interviewed at Field Offices(152 KB - 1/11/2011)
    USCIS 1/11/11 interim memo for comment provides guidance on handling of AOS cases interviewed at USCIS field offices that have been impacted by visa retrogression. The memo is in effect until further notice. Comments are due 1/26/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011164.
  • USCIS Memo on the Approval of Petitions and Applications After the Death of the Qualifying Relative(102 KB - 1/10/2011)
    A 12/16/10 USCIS policy memorandum providing guidance on the approval of petitions and applications after the death of the qualifying relative in light of the new section 204(l) of the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011061.
  • USCIS Draft Memo on Eligibility to Self-Petition as a Battered or Abused Parent of a U.S. Citizen(398 KB - 1/7/2011)
    USCIS draft memo on the self-petitioning eligibility of battered or abused parents of U.S. Citizens and work authorization for approved VAWA self-petitioners. Please note that USCIS released an updated version of this memo on 8/31/11, which was posted on InfoNet on 9/1/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010731.
  • USCIS Memo on a New Discretionary Exemption for Activities and Associations Relating to the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front(92 KB - 1/5/2011)
    A 12/29/10 USCIS policy memorandum providing guidance on the implementation of a new discretionary exemption under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for activities and associations relating to the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF).
    AILA Doc. No. 11010531.
  • USCIS Memo on a New Discretionary Exemption for Material Support to the All India Sikh Students Federation-Bittu Faction(88 KB - 1/5/2011)
    A 12/29/10 USCIS policy memorandum providing guidance on the implementation of a new discretionary exemption under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for material support to the All India Sikh Students Federation-Bittu Faction (AISSF-Bittu)
    AILA Doc. No. 11010530.
  • USCIS Interim Memo for Comment on Implementation of the Help HAITI Act of 2010(482 KB - 1/3/2011)
    USCIS 12/21/10 interim memo for comment provides guidance on processing applications for adjustment of status filed under the Help HAITI Act of 2010. The memo is in effect until further notice. Please email comments to opefeedback@uscis.dhs.gov. Comments are due 1/14/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010336.
 
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