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  • Information About Detainess in INS Custody(952 KB - 12/3/2001)
    List of the countries of birth, charges, and dates charged for individuals taken into INS custody or returned to custody after 9/11/01. AILA Doc. No. 01120331
    AILA Doc. No. 01120331.
  • INS Announces Reorganization Plan (11/15/2001)
    INS announces a plan for administrative reorganization that would divide the agency into Services and Enforcement Bureaus, and eliminate District Director and Regional Director offices.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111501.
  • Increasing Safeguards & Improving Vital Info Sharing (11/12/2001)
    INS provides an up-date on the first formal meeting of the full Homeland Security Council and summarizes the Presidential Directive addressing immigration policies/practices and the entry of potential terrorists.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111232.
  • Organization & Operation of Homeland Security Council (11/12/2001)
    INS introduces the Homeland Security Council, along with its purpose, its functions, and the people involved.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111231.
  • INS Announces H-1B Usage for FY 2001 (11/6/2001)
    INS announces that 163,200 H-1B numbers were used in fiscal 2001.
    AILA Doc. No. 01110633.
  • INS Announces Extension of DED for Eligible Liberians (10/19/2001)
    INS announces the extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for eligible Liberians. Approximately 10,000 Liberians will be protected from removal for one year and will be authorized to work in the U.S. Instructions on how to obtain an EAD are provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 01101931.
  • Naturalization for Hmongs (10/1/2001)
    INS provides information for members of the Hmong community to apply for naturalization under the Hmong Naturalization Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 01100233.
  • INS Announces K3/K-4 Regulations (8/16/2001)
    INS press release announces publication of regulations implementing the K-3/K-4 visa petitioning provisions of LIFE.
    AILA Doc. No. 01081631.
  • INS Extends TPS for Montserrat Nationals (8/14/2001)
    Effective 8/27/01, INS extends Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for nationals of Montserrat until 8/27/02. Eligible individuals, who are currently registered, must re-register during the 90-day period from 8/3/01 to 11/1/01.
    AILA Doc. No. 01081432.
  • INS News Release and Q&A on Proposed New Fees (8/8/2001)
    INS News Release and Q&A on the proposed fee increase on certain applications and petitions. The new fees are expected to go into effect in January 2002.
    AILA Doc. No. 01080804.
  • INS Announces Biometric Mexican Border Crossing Cards (10/5/2001)
    Effective 10/1/01, INS uses biometric Mexican border crossing cards (BBCs) for border crossing and B1-B2 visitor's visa purposes. The announcement, in both Spanish and English, explains that the DSP-150, or laser visa, features a photo and machine-readable info. AILA Doc. No. 01100531.
    AILA Doc. No. 01100531.
  • INS Provides H-1B Cap Up-date (8/6/2001)
    INS reports that, as of 7/25/01, approximately 138,000 H-1B workers have been approved against the 195,000 limit for FY 2001, which ends 9/30/01. INS still has an estimated 39,000 pending petitions that may be counted against the H-1B cap.
    AILA Doc. No. 01080631.
  • INS Reminder for Honduran/Nicaraguan TPS & EAD (7/30/2001)
    INS reminds eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to maintain TPS and employment authorization for the 12-month period beginning on 7/5/01 and ending on 7/5/02. Application deadline is 8/6/01.
    AILA Doc. No. 01073031.
  • INS Corrects Address for LIFE Act Filings (7/24/2001)
    INS issues a press release indicating that the address in Chicago that it had previously circulated for LIFE Act filings contained an incorrect zip code. The corrected address is provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 01072431.
  • Blanket EAD Approval for Certain TPS Extensions (7/3/2001)
    INS issues a news release automatically extending the EADs of certain Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS registrants seeking extensions.
    AILA Doc. No. 01070331.
  • INS H-1B Cap Up-date Report (6/15/2001)
    INS reports, that as of 5/23/01, approximately 117,000 H-1B workers have been approved against the 195,000 limit for FY 2001, which ends 9/30/01. INS estimates that another 40,000 pending petitions may be counted against the cap.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061501.
  • Conditional Status Lifted For Certain Asylum Grants (6/14/2001)
    INS Press Release announces that EOIR and INS lift conditional status for certain FY 2000 asylum grants based on coercive population control policies.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061432.
  • INS Press Release on LIFE NACARA Implementation (6/1/2001)
    INS announces that it published a regulation that provides relief to certain persons who previously were not eligible for NACARA/ HRIFA, because they were ordered removed from the U.S. Eligible cases must be reopened on or before 6/19/01.
    AILA Doc. No. 01060106.
  • INS Q & A's on Life Legalization (6/1/2001)
    INS Q & A focuses on identifying the full names of the lawsuits that are addressed by Life Legalization, as well as issues relating to work authorization, travel, and Family Unity benefits.
    AILA Doc. No. 01060104.
  • INS Announces New Canadian Border Crossing Cards (10/5/2001)
    Effective 10/1/01, INS uses biometric Canadian border crossing cards (BBCs) for temporary business and pleasure visits. While most Canadians will not be required to use them, individuals holding Canadian Border Crossing Cards (CBBCs) will need to apply for them.
    AILA Doc. No. 01100532.
  • INS Fact Sheet on Premium Processing (5/29/2001)
    The Texas Service Center has made available a fact sheet regarding the upcoming Premium Processing Program. A Federal Register notice on the subject is expected within the next two days, but was not in the 5/29 Register.
    AILA Doc. No. 01052902.
  • INS Fact Sheet on Syrian Adjustment Act (5/23/2001)
    INS Fact Sheet on the Syrian Adjustment Act (P.L. 106-378), which allows up to 2,000 eligible Syrian nationals who were previously granted asylum in the U.S. to obtain permanent residency independent of the annual statutory limit.
    AILA Doc. No. 01052303.
  • H-1B Cap (5/14/2001)
    INS reports that as of 3/7/0, approximately 72,000 H-1B workers had been approved against the 195,000 limit for FY 2001, which ends on 9/30/01.
    AILA Doc. No. 01051404.
  • INS News Release on Extension of TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans (5/4/2001)
    INS Grants 12-Month Extension of TPS for Eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans. Extension is to July 5, 2002, and covers those individuals who entered the U.S. before December 30, 1998.
    AILA Doc. No. 01050401.
  • INS Press Release on 245(i) (3/26/2001)
    INS issues a press release on implementation of section 245(i) as amended by LIFE.
    AILA Doc. No. 01032603.
  • INS Q&A on 245(i) (3/26/2001)
    INS issues a Q&A on implementation of section 245(i) under the LIFE amendments.
    AILA Doc. No. 01032605.
  • INS Releases H-1B Count (3/21/2001)
    INS announces that it has approved 72,000 H-1B petitions against this year's quota. Although the INS statement does not mention it, most Service Centers are still processing H-1B cap cases filed December 2000 or earlier, so many existing filings are not included in this count.
    AILA Doc. No. 01032101.
  • INS Says V Visa Applicants Must Wait (4/9/2001)
    INS advises persons in the U.S. wishing to apply for V status to wait until regulations are issued before doing so. It also reminds persons subject to the 212(a)(9) bars that departure and reentry won't harm V eligibility, but could harm ability to adjust status.
    AILA Doc. No. 01040971.
  • INS Announces Start of TPS Application Period for El Salvadorans(1010 KB - 3/8/2001)
    INS announced that it will begin accepting applications for temporary protected status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador on 3/9/01. AILA Doc. No. 01030890.
    AILA Doc. No. 01030890.
  • INS FAQ on EAD Renewal Procedures for CSS Class Members (3/19/2001)
    INS has begun accepting applications for the renewal of EADs from individuals previously granted EADs in the i>Catholic Social Services, Inc. v. Ashcroft case. All individuals previously designated with a CS-1 classification are eligible for renewal. AILA Doc. No. 01031904.
    AILA Doc. No. 01031904.
  • INS on Intercountry Adoption Act (3/2/2001)
    INS fact sheet on the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, which enacts the provisions of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
    AILA Doc. No. 01030205.
  • INS Backgrounder on Child Citizenship Act (3/2/2001)
    INS information sheet for adoptive parents regarding the Child Citizenship Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 01030203.
  • INS on Certificates of Citizenship (3/2/2001)
    INS fact sheet on obtaining Certificates of Citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 01030204.
  • INS Suspends Removals of Salvadorans (1/22/2001)
    INS announces in a news release that it is temporarily suspending removal of Salvadoran nationals in the U.S. in light of the recent earthquake, and that the U.S. government is considering the Salvadoran government's request that TPS be provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 01012201.
  • INS Summary of LIFE Provisions (1/4/2001)
    The INS publishes a brief summary of the LIFE legislation.
    AILA Doc. No. 01010402.
  • Green Card Replacement Filing Update (1/4/2001)
    The INS updates its information sheet and Q&A on filing applications for replacement green cards at Application Support Centers.
    AILA Doc. No. 01010401.
 
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