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  • USCIS Publishes Revised Information Collection on Form G-646 (12/31/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form G-646, Sworn Statement of Refugee Applying for Admission to the United States. Comments are due 1/30/09. (73 FR 80420, 12/31/08) AILA Doc. No. 08123161.
    AILA Doc. No. 08123161.
  • DHS Final Rule Adds Malta to the Visa Waiver Program (12/30/2008)
    DHS final rule adding Malta to the list of countries authorized to participate in the Visa Waiver Program.(73 FR 79595, 12/30/08). AILA Doc. No. 08123062.
    AILA Doc. No. 08123062.
  • USCIS Issues Revision of Information Collection on Form I-687 (12/30/2008)
    USCIS issued a revised information collection on Form I-687, Application for Status as Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the INA. Comments are due 1/28/09. (73 FR 79500, 12/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08123061.
    AILA Doc. No. 08123061.
  • ICE Publishes Information Collection on Obligor Change of Address Form (12/23/2008)
    ICE published an information collection on form I-333, Obligor Change of Address. Comments are due 1/22/09. (73 FR 78820, 12/23/08) AILA Doc. No. 08122343.
    AILA Doc. No. 08122343.
  • USCIS Publishes Notice on Revision to Direct Mail Program for N-400s (12/23/2008)
    USCIS notice announcing the revision of its Direct Mail Program so that certain filings of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, will now be filed at a designated lockbox facility instead of a USCIS Service Center. (73 FR 78818, 12/23/08) AILA Doc. No. 08122233.
    AILA Doc. No. 08122233.
  • USCIS Notice Regarding Employment of Non-Agricultural H-2B Workers and Job Placement Fees (12/19/2008)
    USCIS notice announcing the manner in which petitioners must notify USCIS regarding employment of non-agricultural workers in H-2B nonimmigrant status or job placement fee information. The notice is effective 1/18/09. (73 FR 77816, 12/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 09121959.
    AILA Doc. No. 09121959.
  • DHS Published Final Rule on Changes to H-2B Regulations (12/18/2008)
    DHS final rule amending regulations regarding temporary nonagricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2B nonimmigrant classification. (73 FR 78103, 12/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121831.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121831.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule Expanding US-VISIT to Include LPRs (12/19/2008)
    DHS final rule expanding the population of those subject to US-VISIT requirements to include lawful permanent residents. The final rule is effective 1/18/09. (73 FR 77473, 12/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121830.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121830.
  • DHS Publishes Notice on Reporting Hired H-2A Workers, Prohibited Fee Payments (12/18/2008)
    DHS notice announcing the manner in which petitioners must notify USCIS regarding their employment of agricultural workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status and regarding job placement fee knowledge. The notice is effective 1/17/09. (73 FR 77047, 12/18/08. AILA Doc. No. 08121768.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121768.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule on Changes Affecting H-2A Nonimigrants (12/18/2008)
    DHS final rule amending regulations regarding temporary and seasonal agricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2A nonimmigrant classification. (73 FR 76891, 12/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121766.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121766.
  • DHS Publishes Notice Designating Countries Eligible for H-2A Program Participation (12/18/2008)
    DHS published a notice designating foreign countries eligible to participate in the H-2A program. The notice is effective 1/17/09. (73 FR 77043, 12/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121765.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121765.
  • DHS Publishes Interim Rule Amending I-9 Regulations (12/17/2008)
    DHS interim rule governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Comments are due 2/2/09. (73 FR 76505, 12/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121670.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121670.
  • Automatic EAD Extension for El Salvadoran TPS Beneficiaries (12/15/2008)
    USCIS notice regarding the automatic extension of EAD validity for TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador through 9/09. (73 FR 76039, 12/15/08) AILA Doc. No. 08121560.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121560.
  • USCIS Publishes Interim Final Rule on Adjustment for T & U Nonimmigrants (12/15/2008)
    USCIS requests comments on an interim final rule to amend regulations to permit aliens in lawful T or U nonimmigrant status to apply for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. Comments are due 2/10/09. (73 FR 75540, 12/12/08) AILA Doc. No. 08120869.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120869.
  • Correction to Religious Workers Final Rule (12/9/2008)
    USCIS correction to the religious workers final rule published on 11/26/08. (73 FR 74605, 12/9/08) AILA Doc. No. 08120973.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120973.
  • DHS Publishes Notice on NY Driver's Licenses as Acceptable Border Crossing Documents (Updated 12/2/08) (12/2/2008)
    DHS notice designating enhanced driver’s licenses and identity documents issued by the State of New York as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the U.S. at land and sea ports of entry. (73 FR 73343, 12/2/08) AILA Doc. No. 08120161.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120161.
  • USCIS Notice of Publication of Religious Workers Final Rule (11/26/2008)
    USCIS notice, as required by the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act, announcing the issuance of a final rule to reduce fraud related to the granting of special immigrant status for nonminister religious workers. (73 FR 72298, 11/26/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112661.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112661.
  • DHS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(108 KB - 11/24/2008)
    DHS emiannual regulatory agenda summarizing all current and projected rulemakings, reviews of existing regulations, and completed actions since the last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on 5/5/08. (73 FR 71377, 11/24/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112462.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112462.
  • USCIS Publishes Religious Workers Final Rule (11/26/2008)
    USCIS final rule amending special immigrant and nonimmigrant (R-1) religious worker regulations. (73 FR 72275, 11/26/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112230.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112230.
  • Extenstion of TPS Re-Registration Period for Nicaragua (11/24/2008)
    USCIS notice extending the re-registration period for Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries. USCIS has also decided to automatically extend the validity of EADs for Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries. (73 FR 71021, 11/24/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112162.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112162.
  • Extenstion of TPS Re-Registration Period for Honduras (11/24/2008)
    USCIS notice extending the re-registration period for Honduran TPS beneficiaries. USCIS has also decided to automatically extend the validity of EADs for Honduran TPS beneficiaries. (73 FR 71020, 11/14/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112161.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112161.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection for Forms G-28 and G-28I (11/20/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection for Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and Form G-28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Foreign Attorney. Comments are due 1/20/09. (73 FR 70361, 11/20/08) AILA Doc. No. 08112063.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112063.
  • DHS Final Rule Exempts Part of Advanced Passenger Information System from Privacy Act (11/18/2008)
    DHS final rule exempting portions of the system of records entitled the Advanced Passenger Information System from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. (73 FR 68291, 11/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08111868.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111868.
  • DHS SORN on Advanced Passenger Information System (11/18/2008)
    DHS notice announcing the expansion of the Advanced Passenger Information system of records to additionally encompass private aircraft, rail, and bus travel. (73 FR 68435, 11/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08111867.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111867.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule Amending Regulations for Private Aircraft (Updated 11/18/08) (11/18/2008)
    DHS final rule amending regulations pertaining to private aircraft arriving and departing the United States. (73 FR 68295, 11/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08111776.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111776.
  • DHS Final Rule Adds Countries to the Visa Waiver Program (11/17/2008)
    DHS final rule adding the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Republic of Korea, and the Slovak Republic to the list of Visa Waiver Program countries. (73 FR 67711, 11/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08111720.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111720.
  • DHS Publishes Notice Regarding Required Use of ESTA (11/13/2008)
    DHS notice regarding forthcoming required use of ESTA for nonimmigrant travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). (73 FR 67353, 11/13/18) AILA Doc. No. 08111265.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111265.
  • ICE Issues Revised Information Collection on Immigration Bond Form (11/3/2008)
    ICE issued a revised information collection and request for comment on Form I-352. Comments are due 1/2/08. (73 FR 65390, 11/3/08) AILA Doc. No. 08110360.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110360.
  • DHS Issues Final Rule Exempting Portions of GEMS from Privacy Act (10/23/2008)
    DHS final rule exempting portions of a new system of records entitled the Immigration and Customs Enforcement General Counsel Electronic Management System (GEMS) from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. (73 FR 63058, 10/23/08) AILA Doc. No. 08102369.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102369.
  • ICE Issues Supplemental Final Rule on "No-Match" Letters (10/28/2008)
    ICE supplemental final rule on Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a "No-Match" Letter. (73 FR 63843, 10/28/08) AILA Doc. No. 08102365.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102365.
  • DHS Exempts Portions of SEVIS from Privacy Act (10/23/2008)
    DHS final rule exempting portions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. (73 FR 63057, 10/23/08) AILA Doc. No. 08102361.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102361.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule on the Secure Flight Program (Updated 10/28/08) (10/28/2008)
    DHS published the Secure Flight Final Rule, which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). (73 FR 64017, 10/28/08). AILA Doc. No. 08102263.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102263.
  • USCIS Publishes Final Rule on Period of Admission and Extension of Stay for TNs (10/16/2008)
    USCIS final rule increasing the period of admission and extension of stay for TN nonimmigrants. (73 FR 61332, 10/16/08) AILA Doc. No. 08101560.
    AILA Doc. No. 08101560.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection of Form I-687 (10/17/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection of Form I-687, Application for Status as Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Comments are due 12/16/08. (73 FR 61891, 10/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08101762.
    AILA Doc. No. 08101762.
  • USCIS Withdraws Notice Revising Direct Mail Program to Include N-400s (10/10/2008)
    USCIS notice withdrawing a revision to the Direct Mail Program for the filing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, which was to take effect on 10/14/08. USCIS has decided to delay implementation of the change. (73 FR 60311, 10/10/08) AILA Doc. No. 08101061.
    AILA Doc. No. 08101061.
  • CBP Information Collection on Complaint Management System (10/6/2008)
    CBP information collection on the Complaint Management System to allow anybody who has interacted with CBP, including travelers to or from the U.S., to file a complaint or comment about their CBP experience through an on-line portal. (73 FR 58253, 10/6/08) AILA Doc. No. 08100663.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100663.
  • Extension of TPS for Nicaragua (10/1/2008)
    USCIS issued a notice on the extension of the designation of Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of 1/5/09 through 7/5/10. (73 FR 57138, 10/1/08) AILA Doc. No. 08100164.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100164.
  • Extension of TPS for Honduras (10/1/2008)
    USCIS notice on the extension of the designation of Honduras for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of 1/5/09 through 7/5/10. (73 FR 57133, 10/1/08) AILA Doc. No. 08100162.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100162.
  • Extension of TPS for El Salvador (10/1/2008)
    USCIS notice on the extension of the designation of El Salvador for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of 3/9/09 through 9/9/10. (73 FR 57128, 10/1/08) AILA Doc. No. 08100160.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100161.
  • DHS Exempts Portions of Office of Intelligence and Analysis Records System from Privacy Act (9/30/2008)
    DHS final rule exempting portions of a new system of records notice, the "Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Enterprise Records System (ERS)," from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. The final rule is effective 9/30/08. (73 FR 56921, 9/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08093074.
    AILA Doc. No. 08093074.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule on the Visa Application Process for HIV Positive Nonimmigrants (10/6/2008)
    DHS final rule streamlining the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to HIV positive applicants who are otherwise admissible.(73 FR 58023, 10/6/08) AILA Doc. No. 08092971.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092971.
  • DHS Proposes to Consolidate Three Legacy Records Systems (9/29/2008)
    DHS notice proposing to consolidate three legacy records systems: CLAIMS, RNACS and SIIMS, into one DHS/USCIS system of records. Comments are due 10/29/08 when the new system will take effect. (73 FR 56596, 9/29/08) AILA Doc. No. 08092964.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092964.
  • ICE Publishes Final Rule Increasing SEVP Fees (9/26/2008)
    ICE final rule raising Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) fees. The final rule is effective 10/27/08. (73 FR 55683, 9/26/08) AILA Doc. No. 08092560.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092560.
  • ICE Issues Information Collection on Obligor Change of Address Form (9/24/2008)
    ICE information collection on Form I-133, Obligor Change of Address. Comments are due 11/24/08. (73 FR 55123, 9/24/08) AILA Doc. No. 08092460.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092460.
  • USCIS Issues Notice of Filing Change for Certain N-400s (9/12/2008)
    USCIS notice that it is revising its Direct Mail Program so that certain filings of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, will now be filed at a designated lockbox facility instead of a USCIS Service Center. The notice is effective 10/14/08. (73 FR 53034, 9/12/08) AILA Doc. No. 08091263
    AILA Doc. No. 08091263.
  • ICE Issues Revised Information Collection for Form I-901 (9/4/2008)
    ICE revised information collection on Form I-901, Fee Remittance for Certain F, J and M Non-immigrants. (73 FR 51644, 9/4/08) AILA Doc. No. 08090462.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090462.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-601 (9/3/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Comments are due 11/3/08. (73 FR 51502, 9/3/08) AILA Doc. No. 08090362.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090362.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form N-400 (8/28/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Comments are due 9/29/08. The 8/22/08 edition of Form N-400 is available for preview. (73 FR 50833, 8/28/08) AILA Doc. No. 08082862.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082862.
  • USCIS Develops Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (8/18/2008)
    USCIS Office of Fraud Detection and National Security notice of development of a new data system called the Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (FDNS-DS). (73 FR 48231, 8/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081870.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081870.
  • DHS Proposes to Exempt Portions of FDNS-DS from the Privacy Act (8/18/2008)
    DHS proposed rule to exempt portions of the Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (FDNS-DS) from the Privacy Act. (73 FR 48155, 8/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081869.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081869.
  • DHS Modifies ICEPIC SORN (8/18/2008)
    DHS is re-publishing the System of Records Notice for ICEPIC to update the contact point for individual requests of records and to propose a new routine use for investigation and remediation of any loss of personal data from the system. (73 FR 48226, 8/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081868.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081868.
  • USCIS Announces Small Business Non-Retaliation Policy (8/18/2008)
    USCIS notice announcing the adoption of a small business non-retaliation policy, in support of the initiatives of the National Ombudsman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. (73 FR 37470, 7/1/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081867.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081867.
  • DHS Issues Final Rule Exempting Some ICEPIC Data from the Privacy Act (8/18/2008)
    DHS final rule amending regulations on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Pattern Analysis and Information Collection System (ICEPIC) to exempt portions of the new system from the Privacy Act. The rule is effective 8/18/08. (73 FR 48117, 8/18/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081866.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081866.
  • USCIS Withdraws Proposed H-2B Rule (Updated 8/20/08) (8/20/2008)
    On 8/20/08, USCIS withdrew a proposed H-2B rule. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on 1/27/05. AILA Doc. ( 73 FR 49122, 8/20/08). AILA Doc. No. 08081568.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081568.
  • USCIS Issues Proposed Rule to Change H-2B Regulations (8/20/2008)
    USCIS proposed rule which offers changes to the H-2B Program. The goal of the proposed changes is to streamline the process in receiving an H-2B visa. Comments are due 9/19/08. (73 FR 49109, 8/20/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081567.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081567.
  • Extension of TPS for Sudan (8/14/2008)
    DHS extension of the temporary protected status for Sudanese nationals for 18 months, effective 11/3/08. The notice also automatically extends the validity of EADs through 5/2/09. (73 FR 47606, 8/14/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081466.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081466.
  • Global Entry Pilot Program Expands to Four Additional Airports (8/13/2008)
    CBP notice announcing the expansion of the Global Entry pilot program to include Los Angeles International Airport; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Chicago O'Hare International Airport; and Miami International Airport. (73 FR 47204, 8/13/08) AILA Doc. No. 08081362.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081362.
  • USCIS Requests Comments on Forms G-28 and G-28I (Updated 8/13/08) (8/13/2008)
    USCIS information collection on Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative and Form G-28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Foreign Attorney. Draft versions of the updated forms are available for review. (73 FR 46028, 8/7/08) AILA Doc. No. 080812674.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081264.
  • TSA Announces Completion of RTIP and Termination of TSA RTIP Fees (8/7/2008)
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed the Registered Traveler Interoperability Pilot program (RTIP) and terminated the TSA RTIP fees. (73 FR 44276, 07/30/2008) AILA Doc. No. 08080761.
    AILA Doc. No. 08080761.
  • DHS Proposes Non-Federal Entity Data System of Records (7/25/2008)
    DHS proposed new Non-Federal Entity Data System of records. Certain States, Native American Tribes, Canadian Provinces and Territories, and other authorities may make available travel documents that denote identity and citizenship for WHTI purposes. (73 FR 43462, 7/25/08) AILA Doc. No. 08072575.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072575.
  • DHS Issues Notice of New System of Records: Border Crossing Information (7/25/2008)
    DHS notice of a new system of records (SORN) entitled Border Crossing Information (BCI). Comments are due 8/25/08. (73 FR 43457, 7/25/08) AILA Doc. No. 08072574.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072574.
  • DHS Proposes to Exempt Border Crossing Information from Privacy Act (7/25/2008)
    DHS proposed rule exempting some border crossing information from the Privacy Act. CBP creates a record of an individual’s identity, nationality and admissibility upon crossing the border. Comments are due 8/25/08. (73 FR 43374, 7/25/08) AILA Doc. No. 08072567.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072567.
  • DHS Comment Request on K Visa Domestic Violence Guidance Pamphlet (7/22/2008)
    DHS requests comments on a domestic violence guidance pamphlet for K nonimmigrants. Comments are due 9/19/08. (73 FR 42586, 7/22/08) AILA Doc. No. 08072261.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072261.
  • USCIS Issued Revised Information Collection on Form I-192 (7/15/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (Pursuant to 212(d)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act). Comments are due 8/14/08. (73 FR 40593, 7/15/08) AILA Doc. No. 08071560.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071560.
  • ICE Information Collection on Interoperability of IDENT/IAFIS with Local Jail Fingerprinting Systems (7/11/2008)
    DHS emergency information collection on the interoperability of IDENT/IAFIS. ICE to use an online survey to collect information on fingerprint procedures and technological capabilities of state and local jails, as well as basic jail booking statistics. (73 FR 39978, 7/11/08) AILA Doc. No. 08071165.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071165.
  • DHS Issues Revised Information Collection for Affidavit of Support Form (6/17/2008)
    DHS revised information collection for Form I-134, Affidavit of Support. Comments are due 7/17/08. (73 FR 34307, 6/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08061766.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061766.
  • DHS Issues Notice of Designation of E-Verify as System to Be Used by Federal Contractors (6/17/2008)
    DHS notice announcing that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated E-Verify as the electronic employment verification system to be used by federal contractors pursuant to Executive Order 12989. The designation is effective immediately. (73 FR 33837, 6/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08061266.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061266.
  • DHS Publishes Notice for ESTA, New Privacy Act System of Records (6/11/2008)
    DHS notice of a new Privacy Act system of records, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, to collect and maintain a record of nonimmigrant aliens who want to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). AILA Doc. No. 08061166.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061166.
  • DHS Proposes Rule to Exempt Portions of ESTA from Privacy Act (6/11/2008)
    DHS proposed rule exempting portions of ESTA, the proposed electronic pre-travel authorization program for travelers of VWP countries, from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Comments are due 7/21/08. (73 FR 32657, 6/10/08) AILA Doc. No. 08061160.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061160.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form N-426 (6/9/2008)
    USCIS issued a revised information collection on Form N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service. Comments are due 7/7/08. (73 FR 32347, 6/6/08) AILA Doc. 08060930.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060930.
  • DHS Publishes Interim Final Rule on Pre-Travel Authorization for VWP Travelers (6/9/2008)
    DHS interim final rule on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), an online pre-travel authorization system for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Comments are due 8/8/08. (73 FR 32440, 6/9/08) AILA Doc. No. 08060364.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060364.
  • USCIS Requests Comments on Form I-824 Revision (Updated 6/3/08) (6/3/2008)
    USCIS information collection on a revision to Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition. Revised Form I-824 and a Table of Changes is available for review. Comments are due on 7/2/08. (73 FR 31497, 6/2/08) AILA Doc. No. 08060265.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060265.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-694 (5/30/2008)
    USCIS issued a revised information collection on Form I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Comments are due 6/30/08. (73 FR 31134, 5/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08053063.
    AILA Doc. No. 08053063.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Application for Posthumous Citizenship (5/30/2008)
    USCIS issued a revised information collection on Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship. Comments are due 6/30/08. (73 FR 31133, 5/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08053062.
    AILA Doc. No. 08053062.
  • DHS Issues Notice of Hearing on Proposed Rule to Collect Biometrics Upon Exit (5/29/2008)
    DHS notice of a public hearing to be held on 6/13/08 on the "Collection of Alien Biometric Data upon Exit from the United States at Air and Sea Ports of Departure." The hearing is being held in lieu of extending the comment period of a proposed rule. (73 FR 30958, 5/29/08) AILA Doc. No. 08052967.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052967.
  • USCIS Notice on Submission of Revised Form I-821 (5/28/2008)
    USCIS notice on the submission of revised Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, with a revision date of 10/17/07. (73 FR 30623, 5/28/08) AILA Doc. No. 08052866.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052866.
  • CBP Announces Global Entry Start Date Moved Up (5/27/2008)
    CBP notice announcing that the International Registered Traveler program has changed its name to Global Entry. Also, the start date has been moved up to 6/6/08. (73 FR 30416, 5/27/08) AILA Doc. No. 08052762.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052762.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-363 (5/23/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-363, Request to Enforce Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian. Comments are due 6/23/08. (73 FR 30134, 5/23/08) AILA Doc. No. 08052362.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052362.
  • DOS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form G-845, Document Verification Request (5/16/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form G-845, Document Verification Request, and G-845S, Document Verification Request Supplement. Comments are due 6/16/08. (73 FR 28492, 5/16/08) AILA Doc. No. 08051662.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051662.
  • USCIS Final Rule Establishes Genealogy Program (5/15/2008)
    USCIS final rule establishing a fee-for-service genealogy program for the acquisition of historical records of deceased individuals. The rule is effective 8/13/08. (73 FR 28026, 5/15/08) AILA Doc. No. 08051561.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051561.
  • DHS Publishes Proposed Rule Extending Period of Admission and Stay for TNs (5/7/2008)
    DHS proposed rule extending the period of admission and stay for TN nonimmigrants. (73 FR 26340, 5/9/08) AILA Doc. No. 08050760.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050760.
  • DHS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(221 KB - 5/6/2008)
    DHS published its semiannual regulatory agenda, summarizing all current and projected rulemakings, as well as actions completed since the last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on 12/10/07. (73 FR 73, 5/5/08) AILA Doc. No. 08050666.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050666.
  • USCIS Extends Comment Period on SIVs for Broadcasters (5/1/2008)
    On 4/30/08 USCIS published a comment period extension notice regarding Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters. Comments are due 6/30/08. (73 FR 23478, 4/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08050164.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050164.
  • DHS Publishes Proposed Rule to Have Airlines and Vessels Collect Biometrics from Exiting Foreign Nationals (5/1/2008)
    On 4/24/08 DHS published a proposed rule to have commercial airline and vessel carriers collect biometrics from foreign nationals subject to US-VISIT requirements upon their exit. Comments are due 6/23/08. (73 FR 22065, 4/24/08) AILA Doc. No. 08042232.
    AILA Doc. No. 08042232.
  • DHS Publishes Proposed Rule to Increase SEVP Fees (4/21/2008)
    On 4/21/08 DHS issued a proposed rule to increase SEVP fees. DHS proposed to make the rule effective on 10/1/08. (73 FR 21260, 4/21/08) AILA Doc. No. 08041731.
    AILA Doc. No. 08041731.
  • DHS Issues Correction to Notice of Determination Regarding Border Construction (4/14/2008)
    DHS correction to a notice of determination regarding waiver authority to speed border construction projects. (73 FR 19078, 4/8/08) AILA Doc. No. 08041471.
    AILA Doc. No. 08041471.
  • CBP Announces Expedited Clearance Pilot Program for Low-Risk Travelers (4/11/2008)
    On 4/11/08 CBP announced the International Registered Traveler (IRT) pilot program (also known as the Global Entry pilot program), which will allow for expedited clearance of pre-approved low-risk air travelers into the U.S. (73 FR 19861, 4/11/08) AILA Doc. No. 08041163.
    AILA Doc. No. 08041163.
  • USCIS Publishes Revised Information Collection on Form I-134 (4/9/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-134, Affidavit of Support. Comments are due 6/9/08. (73 FR 19235, 4/9/08) AILA Doc. No. 08040961.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040961.
  • DHS Publishes Interim Final Rule Extending OPT Period (4/8/2008)
    DHS interim final rule extending the OPT period for qualified F-1 students. The rule is effective 4/8/08. Comments are due 6/9/08. (73 FR 18944, 4/8/08) AILA Doc. No. 08040471.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040471.
  • DHS Exercises Waiver Authority to Speed Border Construction Projects (4/14/2008)
    DHS notice of determination and waiver regarding impediments to a levee-border barrier project, and certain environmental and land laws, to expedite the installation of physical barriers and the building of roads along the southwest border. (73 FR 18293, 4/3/08) AILA Doc. No. 08040860.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040860.
  • USCIS Publishes Information Collection Extension on I-9 (4/7/2008)
    USCIS information collection extension on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Comments are due 5/5/08. (73 FR 18551, 4/4/08) AILA Doc. No. 08040760.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040760.
  • CBP Publishes Notice on Washington State's Enhanced Driver's License (4/2/2008)
    CBP notice announcing that DHS Secretary Chertoff is designating enhanced drivers’ licenses (EDL) and identity documents issued by the State of Washington as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship under the WHTI. (73 FR 18421, 4/3/08) AILA Doc. No. 08040273.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040273.
  • DHS Publishes Final Rule on WHTI Land and Sea Port-of-Entry Requirements (4/3/2008)
    DHS final rule on Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) land and sea port-of-entry document requirements. The final rule is effective 6/1/09. (73 FR 18383, 4/3/08) AILA Doc. No. 08032865.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032865.
  • USCIS Publishes Comment Period Extension for H-2A Proposed Rule (3/31/2008)
    USCIS extension of the comment period for the proposed rule to modify H-2A regulations. Comments are due 4/14/08. (73 FR 16779, 3/31/08) AILA Doc. No. 08033160.
    AILA Doc. No. 08033160.
  • USCIS Reopens Comment Period for Interim Rule on Intercountry Adoptions (3/25/2008)
    USCIS notice reopening the comment period for a 10/4/07 interim rule regarding immigration of children adopted by U.S. Citizens to be in conformity with the Hague Convention. The interim rule took effect 11/5/07. (73 FR 15365, 3/25/08) AILA Doc. No. 08032536.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032536.
  • DHS Publishes No-Match Supplemental Proposed Rule (3/21/2008)
    DHS supplemental proposed rule regarding safe-harbor procedures for employers who receive a no-match letter. Comments are due 4/25/08. (73 FR 15944, 3/26/08) AILA Doc. No. 08032134.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032134.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form N-426 (3/20/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service. Comments are due 5/19/08. (73 FR 14829, 3/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 08032032.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032032.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form N-644 (3/19/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship. Comments are due 5/18/08. (73 FR 14829, 3/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 08031938.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031938.
  • USCIS Publishes Interim Final Rule on H-1Bs (3/25/2008)
    USCIS interim final rule amending its regulations governing H-1B petitions. The rule is effective 3/24/08. Comments are due 5/23/08. (73 FR 15389, 3/24/08) AILA Doc. No. 08031937.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031937.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-694 (3/17/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-694, Notice of Appeal Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Comments are due on 5/16/08. (73 FR 14261, 3/17/08) AILA Doc. No. 08031730.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031730.
  • Extension of TPS for Somalis (3/12/2008)
    USCIS notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension for Somalis, as well as an automatic extension of EADs for Somali TPS beneficiaries. (73 FR 13245, 3/12/08) AILA Doc. No. 08031231.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031231.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-192 (3/10/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant. Comments are due 5/9/08. (73 FR 12750, 3/10/08) AILA Doc. No. 08031069.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031069.
  • USCIS Publishes Comment Request on HRIFA Supplement to I-485 (3/7/2008)
    USCIS information collection on Supplement C, HRIFA Supplement to Form I-485. Comments are due 4/7/08. (73 FR 12458, 3/7/08) AILA Doc. No. 08030763.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030763.
  • DHS Publishes Interim Rule on Immigration-Related Asset Forfeitures (2/19/2008)
    DHS interim rule eliminating previous procedures for immigration-related conveyance forfeitures under INA § 274(b), and revising 8 CFR § 274. The interim rule is effective 2/19/08. Comments are due 4/21/08. (73 FR 9010, 2/19/08) AILA Doc. No. 08021962.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021962.
  • CBP Notice of Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee Meeting (2/14/2008)
    CBP notice of an upcoming meeting of the USCBP Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee. The agenda includes discussion of Electronic Travel Authorization and the United States Passenger Accelerated Services System. (73 FR 8709, 2/14/08) AILA Doc. No. 08021471.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021471.
  • USCIS Extension of Information Collection on Supplemental Evidence Requirements for National Interest Waiver I-140/I-485s (2/7/2008)
    USCIS extension on an information collection regarding evidence requirements for adjudications of adjustment applications for I-140 National Interest Waiver physicians. (73 FR 6195, 2/1/08) AILA Doc. No. 08020774.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020774.
  • DHS Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on H-2A Workers (Updated 2/12/08) (2/13/2008)
    DHS proposed rule to modify regulations affecting H-2A workers. Comments are due 3/31/08. (73 FR 8230, 2/13/08) AILA Doc. No. 08020669.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020669.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-129 (2/5/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. Comments are due 4/7/08. (73 FR 6733, 2/5/08) AILA Doc. No. 08020569.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020569.
  • CBP Publishes Another Revised Information Collection on I-94 (2/4/2008)
    CBP published a revised information collection on the I-94 and I-94W. Comments are due 3/5/08. (73 FR 6522, 2/4/08). AILA Doc. No. 08020461.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020461.
  • ICE Proposes Rule to Exempt Parts of ICEPIC from Privacy Act (1/30/2008)
    ICE proposed rule to exempt portions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. Comments are due 3/10/08. (73 FR 5460, 1/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08013071.
    AILA Doc. No. 08013071.
  • ICE Publishes Notice on the ICEPIC Records System (1/30/2008)
    ICE notice of a new system of records, the ICE Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC). It is an existing system of records currently in limited operation. Comments are requested. (73 FR 5577, 1/30/08) AILA Doc. No. 08013070.
    AILA Doc. No. 08013070.
  • DHS Publishes REAL ID Final Rule (1/29/2008)
    DHS final rule regarding the minimum standards for drivers' licenses and identification cards acceptable by federal agencies for identification purposes. The final rule is effective on 3/31/08 (73 FR 5271, 1/29/08) AILA Doc. No. 08011135.
    AILA Doc. No. 08011135.
  • USCIS Issues Revised Information Collection on Form I-601 (1/10/2008)
    USCIS revised information collection on Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility. Comments are due 2/11/08. (73 FR 1893, 01/10/08) AILA Doc. No. 08011060.
    AILA Doc. No. 08011060.
  • CBP Notice on Identity Requirements at Ports of Entry (1/2/2008)
    CBP notice on requirements for land and sea port of entry for U.S., Canadian, and Bermudian citizens. CBP is instructing officers that citizenship may not be established simply through oral declaration. The notice is effective 1/31/08. (72 FR 72744, 12/21/07) AILA Doc. No. 08010260.
    AILA Doc. No. 08010260.
 
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