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

9/22/2020
EOIR 30-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 10/22/20. (85 FR 59549, 9/22/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20092231

EOIR Proposed Rule on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

9/23/2020
EOIR proposed rule making changes to the regulations on asylum and withholding of removal. Comments are due 10/23/20. (85 FR 58692, 9/23/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20092200

NARA Extension of Comment Period on CBP “Internal Investigation Files” Record Schedule

9/18/2020
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) extension of a comment period previously announced on 8/4/20 on the CBP records schedule titled “Internal Investigation Files,” which is scheduled for destruction. Comments are now due 9/30/20. (85 FR 58399, 9/18/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20092134

NARA Notice of Agency Records Schedules

9/16/2020
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) notice with proposed records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of certain records. This notice includes a USCIS schedule titled “Humanitarian Benefits.” Comments are due 11/2/20. (85 FR 57884, 9/16/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20091601

CBP Proposed Rule on Fees and Application Procedures for Global Entry and SENTRI Programs

9/9/2020
CBP proposed rule making changes to the fees and application procedures for the Global Entry and SENTRI programs. Comments are due 11/9/20. (85 FR 55597, 9/9/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20090900

DHS Proposed Rule on Use and Collection of Biometrics

9/11/2020
DHS proposed rule on the use and collection of biometrics in the enforcement and administration of immigration laws. Comments on the rule are due on 10/13/20, with comments on associated proposed form revisions due 11/10/20. (85 FR 56338, 9/11/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20090494

EOIR 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form EOIR-27

9/1/2020
EOIR 30-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 10/1/20. (85 FR 54222, 9/1/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20090130

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

8/28/2020
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request for comments on the continued use of a questionnaire to identify potential COVID-19 infection among staff and visitors at Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) programs. Comments should be sent within 30 days of publication. (85 FR 53381, 8/28/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20082835

CBP 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Advance Passenger Information System

8/27/2020
CBP 30-day extension of a comment period originally announced at 85 FR 29469 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 now due 9/28/20. (85 FR 53015, 8/27/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20082834

EOIR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Appellate Procedures and Administrative Closure

8/26/2020
EOIR notice of proposed rulemaking proposing multiple changes to the processing of immigration appeals, as well as amending the regulations regarding administrative closure. Comments are due 9/25/20. (85 FR 52491, 8/26/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20082161

DOJ Interim Final Rule on Guidance Documents

8/19/2020
DOJ interim final rule codifying the 11/16/17 memo from the Attorney General titled “Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents.” The rule is effective 8/19/20, and comments are due 9/18/20. (85 FR 50951, 8/19/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20081931

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Form G-845

8/18/2020
USCIS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form G-845, Verification Request and Verification Supplement. Comments are due 10/19/20. (85 FR 50832, 8/18/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20081831

DOS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Changes to Form DS-2019

8/14/2020
DOS 60-day notice and request for comments on proposed changes to Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-Nonimmigrant). Comments are due 10/13/20. (85 FR 49713, 8/14/20)
AILA Doc. No. 20081435