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  • INS Proposed Rule for Tracking H-1B and H-2B Petitions (12/30/1997)
    INS proposed rule explaining in detail the new method by which the Service tracks the number of H-1B and H-2B petitions approved in a fiscal year and by removing incorrect references in the regulation regarding the tracking mechanism. (62 FR 67764, 12/30/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97123060.
  • INS Final Rule for the Chinese Students Protection Act of 1992 (12/1/1997)
    INS final rule for the 1992 Chinese Students Protection Act which finalizes the procedures by which the spouses and children of CSPA beneficiaries who have been temporarily residing in the United States may become lawful permanent residents of this country. (62 FR 63259, 11/28/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97112860.
  • INS on Proof of Citizenship(3687 KB - 11/17/1997)
    The Attorney General with the INS release interim guidance on providing proof of citizenship called for by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. (62 FR 61344, 11/17/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97111760.
  • INS Interim Rule on Prima Facia Review for Self-Petitioning Battered Spouse/Child (11/13/1997)
    INS interim rule to allow review of the I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, filed by a battered spouse or child under the Violence Against Women Act, to determine whether a prima facie case has been established. (62 FR 60769, 11/13/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97111360.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Sierra Leone (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from Sierra Leone. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. Included is notice with corrections. (62 FR 59736, 11/4/97) (62 FR 61167, 11/14/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97110462.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Burundi (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from Burundi. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. (62 FR 59735, 11/4/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97110461.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Sudan (11/4/1997)
    The Attorney General has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible persons from the Sudan. The effective dates are from November 4, 1997, to November 3, 1998. (62 FR 59737, 11/4/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97110460.
  • INS Interim Rule on Affidavits of Support (10/20/1997)
    INS interim rule that a sponsor who files an affidavit of support under INA 213A for an intending immigrant incurs an obligation that may be enforced by a civil action. Rule is effective on 12/19/97, with comments due by 2/17/98. (62 FR 54346, 10/20/97) (62 FR 64048, 12/3/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97102060.
  • INS Interim Rule on Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal (10/3/1997)
    INS/EOIR interim rule establishing a procedure for processing suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal and adjustment of status cases. Rule is effective on 10/1/97, with comments due by 12/1/97. (62 FR 51760, 10/3/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100360.
  • INS on Detention and Release of Criminal Aliens (10/2/1997)
    INS/EOIR proposed rule amending the regulations by establishing a regulatory framework for the detention of criminal aliens pursuant to the Transition Period Custody Rules (TPCR) set forth in the IIRAIRA. (62 FR 48138, 9/15/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100261.
  • INS Final Rule on E Visas (10/2/1997)
    INS final rule codifying existing policy guidelines on the E nonimmigrant treaty trader and treaty investor visa classification to ensure consistent adjudication of applications by INS and DOS. Corrections included. (62 FR 60122, 11/4/97) (62 FR 55458, 10/24/07) (62 FR 48137, 9/12/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100260.
  • INS Notice Adding Slovenia to Visa Waiver Pilot Program (9/30/1997)
    INS interim rule adding Slovenia to the list of countries authorized to participate in the Visa Waiver Pilot Program and designating Ireland as a permanent participating country (formerly with probationary status). Rule is effective on 9/30/97, with comments due by 12/1/97. (62 FR 50998, 9/30/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97093064.
  • INS Guidelines for States on Pilot Programs to Deny Documentation to Undocumented Individuals (9/30/1997)
    INS notice with guidelines under which states may conduct pilot programs to deny driver's licenses and identification cards to aliens who are not lawfully present in the U.S. and inviting states to contact the INS to participate in such a pilot program. (62 FR 51147, 9/30/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97093063.
  • INS Interim Rule on Acceptable Documents for Employment (9/30/1997)
    INS interim rule amending list of acceptable documents for employment eligibility verification process as called for under IIRAIRA. Rule is effective on 9/30/97, with comments due by 12/1/97. (62 FR 52620, 10/8/97) (62 FR 51001, 9/30/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97093090.
  • INS Notice of Pilot Programs for Employment Eligibility (9/15/1997)
    INS notice with guidelines under which employers may elect to participate in one or more of three pilot programs for employment eligibility confirmation to be conducted by the INS with the involvement of the Social Security Administration. (62 FR 48309, 9/15/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97091560.
  • INS on Inspection of Alien Crewmembers (9/9/1997)
    INS proposed codification of the practice of authorizing multiple landing privileges for certain maritime crewmembers actively serving on board a limited number of commercial maritime cruise ships and ferries making regular trips to and from the U.S. Comments due by 10/14/97. (62 FR 43676, 8/15/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97090963.
  • INS on LPR to Establish Seven Years of Lawful Domicile (9/9/1997)
    INS final rule stating that a 212(c) eligible alien who has adjusted to lawful permanent resident status, pursuant to sections 245A or 210, may use the combined period as a lawful temporary resident and lawful permanent resident to establish seven years of domicile in the U.S. (62 FR 43466, 8/14/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97090962.
  • INS Notice of Change in Form I-551 (Alien Registration Card) (9/9/1997)
    INS notice that it will produce the Form I-551, Alien Registration Receipt Card using an Integrated Card Production System (ICPS). The Service will transfer production of the ARC from the Immigration Card Facility (ICF) to the ICPS located at INS service centers. (62 FR 44146, 8/19/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97090961.
  • INS on ID Cards for American Indian/Northern Marianas (9/9/1997)
    INS notice that in September 1997, it will produce two new cards to reduce the risk of fraud. The new cards are Form I-872, the American Indian Card, for U.S. citizens who are members of the Texas Band of the Kickapoo Indian Tribe and Form I-873, the Northern Marianas Card. (62 FR 44292, 8/20/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97090960.
  • INS Pilot Program on Limiting Drivers Licenses and IDs to Illegal Aliens (9/4/1997)
    INS notice of an OMB emergency approval request on a pilot program limiting issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens. Comments are due by 11/3/97. (62 FR 46377, 9/2/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97090460.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Montserrat (8/28/1997)
    INS notice designating Montserrat for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) pursuant to section 244(b)(1) of the Act. The designation is effective on August 28, 1997 and will remain in effect until August 27, 1998. (62 FR 47532, 9/9/97) (62 FR 45685, 8/28/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97082860.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Bosnia-Hercegovina (8/1/1997)
    INS notice extends, until 8/10/98, the designation of Bosnia-Hercegovina under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program provided for in Section 244 of the INA. The re-registration procedures become effective 8/1/97, and will remain in effect until 9/2/97. (62 FR 41420, 8/1/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97080160.
  • DOJ Notice of Eligibility for Public Benefits (7/24/1997)
    DOJ notice that the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), provides that certain categories of aliens who have been subjected to battery or extreme cruelty in the U.S. are qualified aliens eligible for certain benefits. (62 FR 39874, 7/24/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97072460.
  • INS Second Interim Rule on 245(i) (7/23/1997)
    INS interim rule responding to public comments to reflect the new surcharge required of certain persons who are seeking to apply for adjustment pursuant to Section 245(i). Rule also amends the list of persons prohibited from applying for adjustment under IIRIRA. (62 FR 39417, 7/23/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97072360.
  • INS Final Rule on Employing Temporary Alien Workers (4/16/1997)
    INS final rule precludes foreign employers from directly petitioning for H-2Bs, Os and Ps. Prospective foreign employers seeking to file petitions in these two classifications will be required to use the services of an agent in the United States. Rule is effective 4/16/97. (62 FR 18508, 4/16/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97041699.
  • INS Final Rule on Medical Students Resident Requirements (4/16/1997)
    INS final rule relating to waivers of the two-year home country residence and physical presence requirement pursuant to a request by a State Department of Public Health, or its equivalent. (62 FR 18506, 4/16/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97041661.
  • INS Notice on Inspection of ITI Passengers (4/16/1997)
    INS notice that effective 4/1/97, carriers are required to present for inspection all international-to-international passengers transiting through the U.S. from one foreign country to another foreign country with one stop in the U.S. (62 FR 18653, 4/16/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97041660.
  • INS Notice of the Expansion of Direct Mail Program (4/9/1997)
    INS notice expanding the Direct Mail Program to filings of self-petitions by a battered spouse or child on Form I- 360. The Service will now require that all Forms I-360 be mailed directly to VSC to enable expedited processing. (62 FR 16607, 4/9/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97040999.
  • INS Notice of TPS Designation for Liberia (4/7/1997)
    INS notice extending the designation of Liberia under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for an additional 12 months (until March 28, 1998) and redesignating Liberia in accordance with sections 244(b)(3)(A) and (C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. (62 FR 16608, 4/7/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97040760.
  • INS Final Rule on Education Requirements for Naturalization Applicants (3/19/1997)
    INS final rule relating to the educational requirements for naturalization of eligible applicants under section 312 of the Immigration and nationality Act (the Act), as amended by the Technical Corrections Act of 1994. (62 FR 15751, 4/2/97) (62 FR 12915, 3/19/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97031960.
  • Republishing INS Index System Section M (3/7/1997)
    DOJ Privacy Act System of Records that the INS Subsection M. is being redescribed as a separate system of records to improve the clarity and accuracy of the system description. (62 FR 10580, 3/7/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97030762.
  • DOJ Notice of Modification of INS A-File and CIS (3/7/1997)
    INS proposes to modify the following system of records which was previously published on April 8, 1996, (61 FR 15518): INS Alien File (A-File) and Central Index System (CIS), Justice/INS-001A. (62 FR 10582, 3/7/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97030761.
  • INS Interim Rule of Extension of Stay for H-1A Nurse (3/7/1997)
    INS interim rule amending the INS regulations by describing the procedures for an H-1A nurse to obtain an extension of stay based on Public Law 104-302, '[a]n Act to extend the authorized period of stay within the United States for certain nurses.' (62 FR 10422, 3/7/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97030760.
  • INS Interim Rule on Expedited Removal (3/6/1997)
    INS interim rule implementing provisions of IIRIRA governing expedited and regular removal proceedings, handling of asylum claims, and other activities involving the apprehension, detention, hearing of claims, and ultimately the removal of inadmissible and deportable aliens. (62 FR 10311, 3/6/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97030640.
  • INS Final Rule on Permanent Residence for Soviet Scientists (2/14/1997)
    INS final rule that allows certain scientists and engineers from the former Soviet Union to apply for permanent residence under the Soviet Scientist Act of 1992. (62 FR 6707, 2/13/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97021490.
  • INS Proposed Rule on Expedited Removal(404 KB - 1/3/1997)
    INS rule proposes to amend INS and EOIR regulations governing the conduct of both expedited and regular removal proceedings, and handling of asylum claims. Comments due by 2/3/97. (62 FR 444, 1/3/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97010390.
 
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