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Open Notices and Requests for Comment

DOS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-60

4/2/2020
DOS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-60, Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name. Comments are due 6/1/20. (85 FR 18631, 4/2/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20040230

EOIR Interim Rule Expanding the Size of the BIA to 23

4/1/2020
EOIR interim rule adding two additional Board member positions to the BIA, thereby expanding its size to 23. The rule is effective 4/1/20. Comments must be submitted by 5/1/20. (85 FR 18105, 4/1/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20040130

HHS Request for Comments on COVID-19 Risk Questionnaire for Staff and Visitors at UAC Programs

3/24/2020
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request for comments on a new risk questionnaire to identify potential COVID-19 among staff and visitors at Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) programs. Comments are due within 60 days of publication. (85 FR 16636, 3/24/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20032432

HHS Interim Final Rule Allowing CDC to Suspend Introduction of Persons from Designated Countries or Places

3/24/2020
HHS interim final rule providing a procedure for the CDC to suspend the introduction of persons into the United States from designated foreign countries or places for public health purposes. The interim final rule is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on 3/20/20. (85 FR 16559, 3/24/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20032091

USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Form I-290B

3/17/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 84 FR 66924 on proposed revisions to form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion. In the notice, USCIS summarizes changes that it has made to the proposed revisions. Comments are now due 4/16/20. (85 FR 15222, 3/17/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031703

DHS Proposed Rule Exempting New "EBAR System of Records" from Privacy Act

3/16/2020
DHS proposed rule exempting portions of the new "DHS/ALL–043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR)" system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Comments are due 4/15/20. (85 FR 14805, 3/16/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031660

Notice of New "DHS/ALL–043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR)" System of Records

3/16/2020
DHS notice of a new system of records titled "DHS/ALL–043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR) System of Records." The new system is effective upon publication of the notice. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14955, 3/16/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031659

Notice of New ‘‘DHS/ALL–044 DHS eRulemaking” System of Records

3/11/2020
DHS notice of a new system of records titled ‘‘DHS/ALL–044 DHS eRulemaking System of Records.’’ The new system is effective upon publication of the notice. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14226, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031104

DHS Notice of Rescindment of CBP System of Records

3/11/2020
DHS notice of the rescindment of the ‘‘DHS/CBP–017 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI)’’ System of Records. ’’ Comments are being accepted, and the changes take effect upon publication of the notice. (85 FR 14213, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031103

DHS Notice of Rescindment of Two USCIS Systems of Records

3/11/2020
DHS notice of the rescindment of two USCIS systems of records relating to background checks and biometrics, which have been consolidated into the ‘‘DHS/USCIS–018 Immigration Biometric and Background Check Records System of Records.’’ (85 FR 14222, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031102

DHS Proposed Rule Exempting Modified ‘‘DHS/CBP–002 System of Records” from Privacy Act

3/11/2020
DHS proposed rule exempting portions of the modified ‘‘DHS/CBP–002 Trusted and Registered Traveler Programs (TRTP)” system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14176, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031132

Notice of Modified ‘‘DHS/CBP–002 Trusted and Registered Traveler Programs (TRTP)” System of Records

3/11/2020
DHS notice of a modified system of records titled ‘‘DHS/CBP–002 Trusted and Registered Traveler Programs (TRTP).’’ The modified system will be effective 4/10/20. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14214, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031131

Notice of New ‘‘DHS/ALL–045 Statistical Immigration Data Production and Reporting” System of Records

3/11/2020
DHS notice of a new system of records titled ‘‘DHS/ALL–045 Statistical Immigration Data Production and Reporting System of Records.’’ The new system is effective upon publication of the notice. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14223, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031101

DHS Proposed Rule Exempting New ‘‘DHS/ALL–045 System of Records” from Privacy Act

3/11/2020
DHS proposed rule exempting portions of the new ‘‘DHS/ALL–045 Statistical Immigration Data Production and Reporting” system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Comments are due 4/10/20. (85 FR 14174, 3/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20031100

DOL Direct Final Rule Establishing System of Secretarial Review of BALCA Cases

3/6/2020
DOL direct final rule establishing a system of discretionary secretarial review of BALCA cases. The direct final rule is effective 4/20/20, unless significant adverse comment is submitted by 4/6/20. (85 FR 13024, 3/6/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20030933

DOL Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Establishing System of Secretarial Review of BALCA Cases

3/6/2020
DOL notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a system of discretionary secretarial review of BALCA cases. Comments are due 4/6/20. (85 FR 13086, 3/6/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20030932

DOJ Notice and Request for Comments on New Online Reporting Portal for Civil Rights Violations

3/2/2020
DOJ 30-day notice and request for comments on a new online portal for reporting civil rights violations being developed by DOJ. Comments are due 4/1/2020. (85 FR 12340, 3/2/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20030233

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules Including CBP ESTA Records

3/2/2020
NARA notice and request for comments with proposed records schedules from agencies, in which the agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes a CBP schedule of records relating to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Comments are due 4/16/20. (85 FR 12348, 3/2/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20030232

Reminder to Submit Comment: EOIR Proposed Rule Increasing Fees for Filings

2/28/2020
EOIR proposed rule increasing the filing fees for forms and motions filed with EOIR. Comments are due 3/30/20. (85 FR 11866, 2/28/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20022700

OMB Notice of Solicitation of Comments on Potential Changes to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

2/26/2020
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) notice of solicitation of comments on potential changes to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in 2022. Comments must be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of publication of the notice. (85 FR 11120, 2/26/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20022631

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-4079

2/25/2020
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-4079, Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship. Comments are due 3/26/20. (85 FR 10806, 2/25/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20022500

DOS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-10

2/14/2020
DOS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-10, Birth Affidavit, which is used to show U.S. nationality for people born in the United States who were not issued a birth certificate. Comments are due 4/14/20. (85 FR 8617, 2/14/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20021401

DHS Extension of Comment Period on Changes to Immigration and Travel Forms to Collect Social Media Information

2/10/2020
DHS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 84 FR 46557 (9/4/19) on proposed changes to several immigration– and travel-related forms in order to collect social media information from applicants. Comments are now due 3/11/20. (85 FR 7573, 2/10/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20021001

DHS Extension of Comment Period on Changes to Immigration and Travel Forms to Collect Biographic Information

2/10/2020
DHS 30-day extension of a comment previously announced at 84 FR 46552 (9/4/19) on proposed changes to several immigration– and travel-related forms in order to collect biographic information from applicants. Comments are now due 3/11/20. (85 FR 7571, 2/10/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20021031

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form I-910

2/3/2020
USCIS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation. Comments are due 4/3/20. (85 FR 5979, 2/3/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20020431