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AILA posts immigration-related government notices and requests for comments on proposed revisions to forms, new and revised rules, and final rules. Notices with an open comment period are listed below. For significant regulatory comment requests, AILA submits comments and posts them on AILA.org.

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Open Notices and Requests for Comment

ICE 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to SEVIS

2/9/2021
ICE 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), including adding a new data field for city of birth. Comments are due 4/12/21. (86 FR 8796, 2/9/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21020931

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Form DS-5535

2/5/2021
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on Form DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants. Comments are due 3/8/21. (86 FR 8475, 2/5/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21020532

EOIR 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on New FOIAXpress Public Access Link

2/5/2021
EOIR 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 85 FR 73513 on a new “FOIAXpress Public Access Link” for members of the public seeking to obtain records from EOIR. Comments are now due 3/8/21. (86 FR 8381, 2/5/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21020531

USCIS Final Rule Delaying Effective Date of Rule Creating a Wage-Based Selection Process for H-1Bs

2/8/2021
USCIS final rule delaying until 12/31/21 the effective date of the final rule “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions,” which was published at 86 FR 1676 on 1/8/21, and which was originally to become effective 3/9/21. (86 FR 8543, 2/8/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21020436

DOL Proposed Delay of Effective Date of Final Rule on Computation of Prevailing Wage Levels

2/1/2021
DOL document proposing to delay until 5/14/21 the effective date of the final rule on computation of prevailing wage levels which was published at 86 FR 3608 on 1/14/21. Comments on the proposed delayed effective date must be received by 2/16/21. (86 FR 7656, 2/1/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21012736

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

1/25/2021
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes schedules related to immigration from ACF and from USCIS. Comments are due 3/11/21. (86 FR 6920, 1/25/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21012533

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-234

1/19/2021
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-234, Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form. Comments are due 2/18/21. (86 FR 5305, 1/19/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21011940

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form N-400

1/15/2021
USCIS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Comments are due 3/16/21. (86 FR 4110, 1/15/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21011542

USCIS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to the H-1B Registration Tool

1/14/2021
USCIS 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to the H-1B registration tool. Comments are due 2/16/21. (86 FR 3168, 1/14/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21011411

HHS Request for Comment on Forms Related to Unaccompanied Children

1/6/2021
HHS request for comment on proposed revisions to several forms related to unaccompanied children, including Form A-5, Authorization for Release of Records, which is used by attorneys to request file records. Comments are due within 60 days. (86 FR 545, 1/6/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21010632

HHS Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to Forms for Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children

1/5/2021
HHS request for comment on proposed revisions to the Sponsor Verification Application (formerly the Family Reunification Application) and the Sponsor Care Agreement for sponsors of unaccompanied children. Comments are due within 60 days. (86 FR 308, 1/5/21)
AILA Doc. No. 21010501