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  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (5/20/10)(92 KB - 8/19/2010)
    The 5/20/10 meeting minutes address TSC’s latest updates, lockbox updates, rejections in error, I-140s, I-824s, Motions to Reopen/Reconsider, pre-adjudicated I-485s, comments for AILA, and more. AILA Doc. No. 10081961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081961.
  • USCIS TSC Practice Alert : ASC Appointment Notices for Certain EOIR-Related Filings (5/12/2010)
    The TSC Liaison Committee alerts practitioners of what to do when an erroneously issued ASC appointment notice was received from TSC regarding an EOIR-related case. AILA Doc. No. 10051262.
    AILA Doc. No. 10051262.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (3/10/10)(735 KB - 5/6/2010)
    The 3/10/10 Meeting Minutes address TSC’s latest updates, lockbox procedures, EOIR-related rejections, cases held in abeyance, reopening of I-485s, e-filing updates, RFE trends, appeals to AAO, and more! AILA Doc. No. 10050669.
    AILA Doc. No. 10050669.
  • AILA/TSC Liaison Practice Pointers for Successful EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions (4/12/2010)
    The AILA/TSC liaison committee offers various EB-1 practice pointers on what types of documents to submit and how to present them to USCIS. AILA Doc. No. 10041266.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041266.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (1/13/10)(66 KB - 3/17/2010)
    The 1/13/10 Meeting Minutes address TSC latest updates and addresses, porting letters, petition transfers, asylum, priority date retention, MTRs, withdrawals, ability to pay, RFEs, and more. AILA Doc. No. 10031731.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031731.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (11/17/09)(222 KB - 1/19/2010)
    The meeting minutes from November 17, 2009, address the workload at TSC, processing times, EB-1 adjudications, denials without RFEs, derivative applications and children turning 14, case transfers for interviews, interfiling G-28s, 245(i) receipt notices for EOIR cases, and more. AILA Doc. No. 10011931.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011931.
  • TSC RFEs Requesting Foreign Documents: Are You Getting the Short Shrift? AILA Wants to Know!! (1/19/2010)
    The AILA/TSC Liaison Committee asks members to offer examples of RFEs from TSC that request documents from abroad and allow only 30 days for a response. AILA Doc. No. 10011966.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011966.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (9/09/09)(84 KB - 10/16/2009)
    The 9/9/09 meeting minutes address prematurely approved I-485s, responses to inquiries, I-140 transfers, I-824s, EOIR/IJ receipt and biometrics issues, EB-1 evidentiary standards, EADs, derivative family members, receipt date vs. received date, RFEs, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09101670.
    AILA Doc. No. 09101670.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (1/22/09)(54 KB - 9/15/2009)
    The just released 1/22/09 TSC meeting minutes address TSC’s internal process/structure, Streamline Update, Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), RFEs, Denials without RFEs, Mailroom information, Naturalization, checking the wrong box, religious workers, EADs, I-131s, aging reports, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09091565.
    AILA Doc. No. 09091565.
  • AILA/TSC Practice Pointer: USCIS Service Center Liaison Follow-Up Procedures (9/15/2009)
    The AILA/TSC Liaison Committee reminds members to contact National Customer Service Center (NCSC) via telephone before submitting an inquiry through the NCSC follow-up e-mail. AILA Doc. No. 09091564.
    AILA Doc. No. 09091564.
  • TSC Update on Non-Minister Religious Worker I-485s (8/4/2009)
    As the non-minister religious worker provision will sunset on September 30, 2009, the TSC Liaison Committee is currently collecting names and A numbers of principal aliens and their derivatives, in order to submit the names to TSC for possible adjudication prior to the sunset date. AILA Doc. No. 09080463.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080463.
  • Check Your TSC Premium Processing I-140 Approval Notices (7/21/2009)
    The TSC has confirmed to AILA liaison that a technical "glitch" is causing their e-mail system to send what appears to be an I-140 approval e-mail shortly after the PPU sends the e-mail receipt. The erroneous approval e-mail does not have the priority date or preference classification. The TSC is working to correct the problem. AILA Doc. No. 09072160.
    AILA Doc. No. 09072160.
  • USCIS TSC Practice Alert: Signatures by Minors on Applications: A Reminder (7/9/2009)
    The TSC reminds AILA members that all applicants 14 years of age and older must sign their own applications, or the applications will be rejected from the mailroom. AILA Doc. No. 09070963.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070963.
  • TSC Practice Alert: Types of Supporting Evidence to Submit with I-140 Petitions (6/19/2009)
    TSC offers reminders and suggestions through the AILA/TSC Liaison Committee about types of supporting documentation to submit in order to assist in accurate and efficient adjudication of I-140 petitions. AILA Doc. No. 09061963.
    AILA Doc. No. 09061963.
  • TSC Practice Pointer: I-140 and I-485 Transfers to NVC (6/18/2009)
    The TSC Liaison Committee offers guidance from TSC on how to inquire with NVC on a transferred case from TSC. AILA Doc. No. 09061860.
    AILA Doc. No. 09061860.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (5/19/09)(81 KB - 5/29/2009)
    TSC Liaison provides the minutes from a meeting with TSC on May 19, 2009, which include questions regarding liaison procedures, MTRs and Appeals, Denials without RFEs or NOIDs, Biometrics, NTAs, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09052966.
    AILA Doc. No. 09052966.
  • TSC Transfer of I-140s to NSC (5/5/2009)
    TSC has transferred a number of I-140s to NSC. AILA Doc. No. 09050564.
    AILA Doc. No. 09050564.
  • TSC Practice Alert: NTAs Issued on Approved I-140s for 245(i) Eligible Beneficiaries (3/27/2009)
    The AILA/TSC Liaison committee is collecting information to release to the Texas Service Center so that corrective action may be taken on I-140 petitions that were approved for a beneficiary who is 245(i) eligible, yet TSC issued an NTA. AILA Doc. No. 09032769.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032769.
  • TSC Practice Alert: Change to TSC Streamline Inquiry Procedure (3/6/2009)
    TSC has requested that AILA members cease in submitting inquiries through the AILA-TSC Streamline e-mailbox regarding EB 3rd Preference I-140s filed during or after July 2007. AILA Doc. No. 09030643.
    AILA Doc. No. 09030643.
  • TSC Practice Alert: Biometrics Scheduling for EOIR Cases (2/25/2009)
    AILA/TSC Liaison has learned that although a fix occurred in December 2008 regarding the automatic biometrics scheduler, all biometrics appointments were not scheduled automatically. AILA Doc. No. 09022567.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022567.
  • Clarification on AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes from November 12, 2008 (2/17/2009)
    AILA TSC Liaison Committee offers a clarification on Question 6 of TSC Liaison Meeting Minutes from November 12, 2008, regarding RFE 30 day deadline. AILA Doc. No. 09021765.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021765.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (09/11/08)(294 KB - 2/17/2009)
    The 09/11/08 meeting minutes address TSC’s latest updates, follow ups, biometrics, split derivatives, turning 14 mid-stream, mailroom rejections, RFEs, I-140 Priority Date retention, I-140 denials without RFEs, RFEs on Household Workers, e-filed I-140s, I-765 processing times, Aging reports, news to membership, TSC organizational chart, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09021764.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021764.
  • AILA Liaison/TSC Meeting Minutes (11/12/08)(130 KB - 2/12/2009)
    The 11/12/08 meeting minutes address TSC’s latest updates, duplicate original receipts, I-140 porting, Streamline e-mail box, I-140 denials without RFE, RFEs, Premium Processing, Reopening denied I-485s upon reversal of denied I-140, security checks, consular processing, naturalization, follow ups, and more. AILA Doc. No. 09021275.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021275.
  • TSC January 2009 Update on Non-Minister Religious Worker I-485s (1/27/2009)
    As the Non-minister religious worker provision will sunset on March 6, 2009, AILA TSC Liaison has been informed that TSC will do everything possible to adjudicate identified cases by the sunset date. AILA Doc. No. 09012775.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012775.
  • AILA-TSC Liaison Practice Alert: I-824s (1/2/2009)
    The AILA TSC Liaison Committee issues this Practice Alert for cases where an I-824 has been denied before the I-140 or I-485 has been adjudicated. AILA Doc. No. 09010260.
    AILA Doc. No. 09010260.