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  • TPS EAD Fee Regulation Finalized (12/28/2000)
    INS finalizes its interim regulation requiring all TPS applicants who desire employment authorization to pay the I-765 fee, and authorizing issuance of EADs to TPS recipients for up to 18 months. (65 FR 82256, 12/28/00). AILA Doc. No. 00122801.
    AILA Doc. No. 00122801.
  • INS Amends Rules re Parole Authority (12/28/2000)
    INS issues an interim rule, effective 1/29/01, to make clear that authority to grant parole from Service custody is delegated not only to district directors and the chief patrol agent, but to other INS designees. Comments are due 2/26/01. (65 FR 82254, 12/28/00). AILA Doc. No. 00122802.
    AILA Doc. No. 00122802.
  • INS Final Regulation on Indefinite Detention (12/27/2000)
    INS final rule for review process governing detention of persons ordered removed but whose removal has not been effected within 90 days. (65 FR 80281, 12/21/00). AILA Doc. No. 00122701.
    AILA Doc. No. 00122701.
  • Extension of TPS for Somalia (Updated 12/08/00) (12/8/2000)
    TPS designation for Somalia is extended until September 17, 2001. The re-registration period ends December 20, 2000. (65 FR 77074, 12/08/00) (65 FR 69789, 11/20/00) AILA Doc. No. 00112003.
    AILA Doc. No. 00112003.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Gender-Based Asylum (12/7/2000)
    INS proposed regulation would address definitions of 'persecution', 'social group', and persecution 'on account of' a protected characteristic, focusing principally on gender-based issues in light of Matter of R-A-. (65 FR 76588, 12/7/00). AILA Doc. No. 00120701.
    AILA Doc. No. 00120701.
  • INS Final Regulation on Asylum (12/6/2000)
    INS final rule governing asylum claims, addressing such issues as past persecution and the possibility of relocation within the home country. (65 FR 76121, 12/6/00) AILA Doc. No. 00120601.
    AILA Doc. No. 00120601.
  • INS Proposed Repapering Regulation (11/30/2000)
    INS proposed rule to enable termination of deportation, and institution of removal, proceedings for persons without final administrative orders who are ineligible for relief under deportation proceedings but eligible for relief under removal. (65 FR 71273, 11/30/00) AILA Doc. No. 00113001.
    AILA Doc. No. 00113001.
  • INS Defers Transfer of H-2A Process to DOL (11/13/2000)
    INS deferring effectiveness of the transfer of authority over agricultural worker petitions to the Labor Department until October 1, 2001. (65 FR 67616, 11/13/00) AILA Doc. No. 00111302.
    AILA Doc. No. 00111302.
  • Extension of TPS for One Year for Burundi (11/9/2000)
    TPS for Burundi has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000. (65 FR 67404, 11/9/00) AILA Doc. No. 00110902.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110902.
  • Extension of TPS for One Year for Sierra Leone (11/9/2000)
    TPS for Sierra Leone has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000 (65 FR 67405, 11/9/00) AILA Doc. No. 00110903.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110903.
  • Extension of TPS for One Year for Sudan (11/9/2000)
    TPS for Sudan has been extended for one year, until November 2, 2001. Those eligible may re-register for TPS and extension of employment authorization. The thirty day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000 and ends December 11, 2000 (65 FR 67407, 11/9/00) AILA Doc. No. 00110901.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110901.
  • Unemployment Agency Computer Access (11/7/2000)
    INS announces a computer matching program that allows the Minnesota Dept. of Economic Security to confirm the immigration status of applicants for, and recipients of, unemployment compensation benefits. (65 FR 66766, 11/7/00) AILA Doc. No. 00110701.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110701.
  • INS Eases Rules on Reproduction of Forms (10/17/2000)
    A final INS rule eliminates the requirement that duplicated and electronically produced forms be in the same color & configuration used on the GPO-produced forms, and that forms provided by public & private entities be submitted to INS for approval. (65 FR 61259, 10/17/00). AILA Doc. No. 00101701.
    AILA Doc. No. 00101701.
  • Limitation on Ports of Arrival from Cuba (10/4/2000)
    Persons arriving from Cuba must enter through JFK, Los Angeles, or Miami International airports, or must obtain advance permission to land. (65 FR 58902, 10/3/00). AILA Doc. No. 00100474.
    AILA Doc. No. 00100474.
  • Extension of TPS for Montserrat (10/3/2000)
    TPS for Montserrat has been extended retroactively from August 28, 2000 to August 27, 2001. The thirty day re-registration period is from October 2, 2000 until November 1, 2000. (65 FR 58806, 10/02/00) AILA Doc. No. 00100371.
    AILA Doc. No. 00100371.
  • INS Regulation & Correction on Residents of Freely Associated States (9/27/2000)
    INS regulations and corrections defining the rights of, and limitations on, habitual residents of U.S. territories & possessions under Compacts of Free Association with the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau. (65 FR 57861, 9/26/00) (65 FR 56463, 9/19/00) AILA Doc. No. 00091902.
    AILA Doc. No. 00091902.
  • NIW Regulation on Doctors Amended(124 KB - 9/26/2000)
    Amendment of INS regulation on national interest waivers for physicians in medically underserved areas. AILA Doc. No. 00092640.
    AILA Doc. No. 00092640.
  • Fingerprints Not Required for I-551 Renewal (9/26/2000)
    INS corrects its regulations to make clear that fingerprinting is required for renewals or replacements of green cards only when the replacement request is because the individual has reached age 14. (65 FR 57723, 9/26/00). AILA Doc. No. 00092601.
    AILA Doc. No. 00092601.
  • INS Interim Regulation on National Interest Waivers for Physicians (9/26/2000)
    INS interim regulation and correction on obtaining national interest waivers for physicians in medically underserved areas. (65 FR 53889, 9/6/00). AILA Doc. No. 00090601.
    AILA Doc. No. 00090601.
  • Termination of TPS for Bosnia (8/30/2000)
    INS announces that the designation of Bosnia-Herzegovina for TPS will not be renewed. However, because of the lateness of the decision, the designation will continue until 2/10/01, but beneficiaries must re-register by 9/29/00. (65 FR 52789, 8/30/00). AILA Doc. No. 00083001.
    AILA Doc. No. 00083001.
  • INS Extends Comment Period on H-2A Regulations (8/17/2000)
    INS extends until 9/18/00 the comment period on its proposed agricultural worker regulations. (65 FR 50166, 8/17/00) AILA Doc. No. 00081701.
    AILA Doc. No. 00081701.
  • INS Proposes Changes inn DACS Records System (7/31/2000)
    INS proposes changes in when, and to whom, information contained in the Deportable Alien Control System (DACS) can be disclosed. (65 FR 46738, 7/31/00). AILA Doc. No. 00073104.
    AILA Doc. No. 00073104.
  • INS Seeks Comments on FD-258 Fingerprint Tracking System (7/31/2000)
    INS provides information as to when, and by whom, its FD-258 Fingerprint Tracking System, can be accessed. Comments are due 8/30/00. (65 FR 46741, 7/31/00). AILA Doc. No. 00073103.
    AILA Doc. No. 00073103.
  • INS Proposed Rule to Create Uniform Procedure for AEDPA (7/18/2000)
    INS proposed rule to apply Antiterrrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) section 440(d)'s elimination of 212(c) relief for certain individuals only to those whose proceedings were commenced after AEDPA's enactment on 4/24/96. (65 FR 44476, 7/17/00). AILA Doc. No. 00071802.
    AILA Doc. No. 00071802.
  • INS Interim Regulations on Family Unity (7/14/2000)
    INS regulation amendments to conform to the Hernandez v. Reno settlement with provision for requesting EAD on the Form I-817 and clarification that beneficiaries remain eligible if the principal naturalizes. (65 FR 43677, 7/14/00). AILA Doc. No. 00071401.
    AILA Doc. No. 00071401.
  • INS Proposes Change in H-2A Form & Fee Collection (7/14/2000)
    INS proposes that a new form be used for filing H-2A requests with DOL, and includes a requirement that beneficiaries sign petitions requesting extension or change of status to H-2A. Comments due 8/14/00. (65 FR 43535, 7/13/00). AILA Doc. No. 00071304.
    AILA Doc. No. 00071304.
  • INS Transfers H-2A Authority to DOL (7/14/2000)
    Effective 11/13/00, H-2A petitions are to be filed with the Labor Dept. on a combined petition/certification form. DOL will forward to INS for adjudication requests for extensions of H-2A status or for change of status to H-2A. (65 FR 43527, 7/13/00). AILA Doc. No. 00071303.
    AILA Doc. No. 00071303.
  • INS to Accept Untimely MTRs on EB-2 Cases (7/3/2000)
    In accordance with the Chintakuntla v. INS court order, INS announces that untimely motions to reconsider can be filed by 11/1/00 for EB-2 equivalency cases with administratively final denials issued between 7/1/97 and 3/20/00. (65 FR 41093, 7/3/00) AILA Doc. No. 00070371.
    AILA Doc. No. 00070371.
  • INS Proposed Regulation on Indefinite Detention (6/30/2000)
    INS proposed rule for review process governing detention of persons ordered removed but whose removal has not been effected within 90 days. (65 FR 40540, 6/30/00) AILA Doc. No. 00063001.
    AILA Doc. No. 00063001.
  • Asylum Jurisdiction for Hawaii & Guam Changed (6/23/2000)
    INS notice transferring jurisdiction over Hawaii and Guam asylum cases to the Los Angeles asylum office from San Francisco, effective July 24, 2000. (65 FR 39071, 6/23/00). AILA Doc. No. 00062301.
    AILA Doc. No. 00062301.
  • Extension of TPS Re-Registration for Honduras (6/9/2000)
    Notice extending TPS re-registration for Hondurans from June 12, 2000 to July 5, 2000. (65 FR 36719, 6/9/00). AILA Doc. No. 00060903.
    AILA Doc. No. 00060903.
  • Extension of TPS Re-Registration for Nicaragua (6/9/2000)
    Notice extending TPS re-registration for Nicaraguans from June 12, 2000 to July 5, 2000. (65 FR 36721, 6/9/00). AILA Doc. No. 00060902.
    AILA Doc. No. 00060902.
  • Termination of TPS for Kosovo (5/23/2000)
    INS terminates TPS for Kosovo. TPS is automatically extended until December 8, 2000 because INS failed to terminate it 60 days before expiration. Re-registration begins May 23, 2000 and ends June 22, 2000. (65 FR 33356, 5/23/00) AILA Doc. No. 00052302.
    AILA Doc. No. 00052302.
  • Extension of TPS for Honduras (5/11/2000)
    TPS is extended for persons who were granted TPS or have applications pending under the initial designation for Hondurans. Those eligible for late initial registration my register during the extension. (65 FR 30438, 5/11/00) AILA Doc. No. 00051102.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051102.
  • Extension of TPS for Nicaragua (5/11/2000)
    TPS is extended for persons who were granted TPS or have applications pending under the initial designation for Nicaraguans. Those eligible for late initial registration my register during the extension. (65 FR 30440, 5/11/00) AILA Doc. No. 00051101.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051101.
  • INS Finalizes Regulation on Adjustment of Status for Certain Parolees (4/14/2000)
    INS finalizes with minor changes the interim regulation of 5/23/97, relating to adjustment of status for nationals of Hungary and Poland who were paroled into the U.S. between 11/1/89 and 12/31/91 after being denied refugee status. (65 FR 20069, 4/14/00). AILA Doc. No. 00041402.
    AILA Doc. No. 00041402.
  • INS Interim Rule on Higher Standard Needed for Revocation of Naturalization (4/4/2000)
    INS interim rule, conforming to practice but contrary to existing rule, imposes tougher “clear & convincing” burden for INS revocation of naturalization; rule also states that DD may still make decision after 180 days. Comments due 5/30. (65 FR 17127, 3/31/00) AILA Doc. No. 00040301.
    AILA Doc. No. 00040301.
  • TPS Granted for Angolo for One Year (3/29/2000)
    Attorney General grants Temporary Protected Status for Angolan nationals, effective through 03/29/01. (65 FR 16634, 2/29/00) AILA Doc. No. 00032901.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032901.
  • INS Final Rule Implementing NACARA §202 (3/24/2000)
    INS final regulation implementing NACARA §202, establishing procedures for adjustment. Accommodation made for applicants whose fee waiver request is denied after March 31 statutory filing deadline. (65 FR 15846, 3/24/00) AILA Doc. No. 00032401.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032401.
  • INS Issues HRIFA Regulations (3/24/2000)
    INS final rule implementing §902 of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act. Additional INS notice continuing authority of NSC director to accept and adjudicate advance parole requests filed by qualifying Haitian dependents. (65 FR 15835, 3/24/00) (65 FR 15924, 3/24/00) AILA Doc. No. 00032402.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032402.
  • Extension of TPS for Guinea-Bissau (3/21/2000)
    TPS for Guinea-Bissau has been extended by operation of law for 6 months, until 9/10/00. Re-registration for the 6-month period must be filed by 4/19/00. (65 FR 15016, 3/20/00). AILA Doc. No. 00032105.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032105.
  • INS Interim Rule on Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (3/21/2000)
    INS regulations describe the qualifications for Q-2 status, under the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program, for certain nationals of Northern Ireland and some counties of Republic of Ireland to develop job and conflict resolution skills. (65 FR 14773, 3/17/00) AILA Doc. No. 00032107.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032107.
  • INS Notice States FY2000 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached (3/21/2000)
    Notification that there are a sufficient number of H-1B petitions pending at the Service Centers to reach the FY 2000 H-1B cap. Allows those in F and J status with timely filed H-1Bs to maintain duration of status. (65 FR 15178, 3/21/00) AILA Doc. No. 00032101.
    AILA Doc. No. 00032101.
  • INS Issues Final H-1B Regulations (2/29/2000)
    INS adopts with amendments 11/30/98 interim rule concerning $500 fee for H-1Bs. Final rule, inter alia, clarifies allowable exemptions and modifies Form I-129W, which, effective Mar. 30, must be filed concurrently with all H-1Bs. (65 FR 10678, 2/29/00) AILA Doc. No. 00022901.
    AILA Doc. No. 00022901.
  • INS Report on Status of Immigration User Fee Account (2/16/2000)
    INS report concerning the status of the Immigration User Fee Account (IUFA), and to recommend any adjustment in the prescribed fee. Increase in inspection fee from $6 to $8 proposed. Comments due by April 18. (65 FR 7893, 2/16/00) AILA Doc. No. 00021601.
    AILA Doc. No. 00021601.
  • INS Notice of Intent to Prepare DEIS on Operation Rio Grande (2/2/2000)
    The INS has issued a Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for implementation of Operation Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas. A public notice will be issued concerning availability of the DEIS for public review and comment. (65 FR 4999, 2/2/00) AILA Doc. No. 00020201.
    AILA Doc. No. 00020201.
 
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