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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

EOIR 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form EOIR-27

6/30/2020
EOIR 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form EOIR-27, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Comments are due 8/31/20. (85 FR 39212, 6/30/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20063000

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form I-485

6/25/2020
USCIS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and related forms. Comments are due 8/24/20. (85 FR 38151, 6/25/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20062535

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-3097

6/25/2020
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-3097, Annual Report—J–NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program. Comments are due 7/24/20. (85 FR 38000, 6/24/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20062500

CBP 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form I-736

6/22/2020
CBP 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-736, Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information. Comments are due 8/21/20. (85 FR 37466, 6/22/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20062232

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

6/22/2020
NARA notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose off certain records. This notice includes a USCIS schedule titled “Indigent Notifications.” Comments are due 8/6/20. (85 FR 37472, 6/22/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20062231

Joint EOIR and USCIS Proposed Rule on Procedures for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection

6/15/2020
Joint EOIR and USCIS proposed rule making multiple changes to the regulations governing the procedures for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). (85 FR 36264, 6/15/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20062090

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

6/5/2020
NARA notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes a USCIS schedule titled “Absconders Data Collection Systems.” Comments are due 7/20/20. (85 FR 34658, 6/5/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20060530

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-10

6/3/2020
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-10, Birth Affidavit. Comments are due 7/6/20. (85 FR 34273, 6/3/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20060330

DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Form DS-5540

6/2/2020
DOS 30-day notice and request for comments on Form DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire. Comments are due 7/2/20. (85 FR 33772, 6/2/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20060231

EOIR Notice of Modification of System of Records on Attorney Discipline

5/29/2020
EOIR notice of the modification of the “EOIR-003 Practitioner Complaint-Disciplinary Files” system of records, which will be renamed “Attorney Discipline System.” The notice is effective upon publication, subject to a 30-day period to comment on the routine uses. (85 FR 32423, 5/29/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20052930

USCIS Notice of Proposed Modification of SAVE System of Records

5/27/2020
USCIS notice of the proposed modification of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program System of Records. Comments are due 6/26/20. (85 FR 31798, 5/27/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20052730

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form I-539

5/19/2020
USCIS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and Form I-539A. Comments are due 7/20/20. (85 FR 29958, 5/19/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20052032

CBP 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Advance Passenger Information System

5/15/2020
CBP 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to the Advance Passenger Information System relating to the collection of crew and passenger information for bus and rail carriers. Comments are due 7/14/20. (85 FR 29469, 5/15/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20051532

USCIS Interim Final Rule Implementing Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018

5/14/2020
USCIS interim final rule amending the regulations to implement provisions of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018. The rule is effective 6/18/20. Comments are due 7/13/20. Comments on form revisions are due 6/15/20. (85 FR 29264, 5/14/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20051430

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

5/11/2020
NARA notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes an ICE schedule titled “Operation Reports, Determinations, Review and Deconfliction Records.” Comments are due 6/25/20. (85 FR 27777, 5/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20051101

USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on New Form G-1552, Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement

5/6/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 84 FR 69386 on a proposed new information collection, Form G-1552, Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement. Comments are now due 6/5/20. (85 FR 26984, 5/6/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20050603

DHS Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Rule Exempting New "EBAR System of Records" from Privacy Act

5/5/2020
DHS extension of a comment period previously announced at 85 FR 14805 on a 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 now due 5/19/20. (85 FR 26709, 5/5/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20050531

DHS Extension of Comment Period on New “Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR)” System of Records

5/5/2020
DHS extension of a comment period previously announced at 85 FR 14955 on a new system of records titled "DHS/ALL–043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR) System of Records." Comments are now due 5/19/20. (85 FR 26708, 5/5/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20050530

USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Form I-910

5/4/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 85 FR 5979 on proposed revisions to Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation. Comments are now due 6/3/20. (85 FR 26488, 5/4/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20050434

DOS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to Form DS-86

4/29/2020
DOS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-86, Statement of Non-Receipt of a U.S. Passport. Comments are due 6/29/20. (85 FR 23882, 4/29/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20042930

USCIS 30-Day Extension of Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form I-131A

4/27/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 84 FR 69387 on proposed revisions to Form I-131A, Application for Carrier Documentation. Comments are now due 5/27/20. (85 FR 23371, 4/27/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20042701

USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Form I-765

4/22/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period previously announced at 85 FR 2755 on 1/16/20 on proposed revisions to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Comments are now due 5/22/20. (85 FR 22439, 4/22/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20042230

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

4/21/2020
NARA notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes a DHS schedule of records on agency-wide performance and strategic planning and a USCIS schedule of records on employee training. Comments are due 6/5/20. (85 FR 22179, 4/21/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20042100

HHS Request for Expedited Review of Several Forms Related to Unaccompanied Children

4/16/2020
HHS request for expedited Office of Management and Budget review of several forms related to the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program. Public comments are due within 60 days. (85 FR 21240, 4/16/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20041603

Reminder: USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Form I-864 and Related Forms

4/10/2020
USCIS 30-day extension of a comment period originally announced at 84 FR 55167 on proposed revisions to Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, as well as Forms I-864EZ and Form I-864A. Comments are now due 5/11/20. (85 FR 20292, 4/10/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20041030

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