USCIS: Revised Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Removable Aliens

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) establishes new USCIS guidelines for referring cases and issuing Notices to Appear (NTAs) in a manner that promotes the sound use of the resources of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to enhance national security, public safety, and the...

Advance copy of DOL Guidance: H-2B Wage Methodology, Delay of Effective Date

"This Notice provides additional guidance to those employers who have received from the Department either a supplemental or dual prevailing wage determinations based on a previous effective date of the new prevailing wage methodology. This guidance provides additional clarification regarding the...

Immigration Equality Hails New Government Training Module for LGBTI Asylum Claims

January 24, 2012 Contact: Steve Ralls - (202) 347-7007 / sralls@immigrationequality.org WASHINGTON, DC – "Immigration Equality, a national legal aid and advocacy organization, hailed today’s release of a newly-created training module , “Guidance for Adjudicating Lesbian...

Advance Copy of DOL H-2B Guidance

"The Department of Labor (the Department) is providing notice of the judicial order enjoining the Department from implementing and enforcing the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, published February 21, 2012 (the 2012 H-2B Final Rule). The 2012 H-2B Final...

H-2B Guidance from DOL

"This document provides guidance to the regulated community of the injunction, by judicial order, of the 2012 H–2B Final Rule and the continuing effectiveness of the 2008 H–2B Rule until such time as further judicial or other action suspends or otherwise nullifies the order in the Bayou...

USCIS Policy Alert: Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance

"This guidance, contained in Volume 12 of the Policy Manual , replaces the naturalization and citizenship policy guidance found in Chapters 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), the AFM’s related appendices, and policy memoranda. Where conflicts exist, this...

DOS Cable on DOMA

"UNCLASSIFIED STATE 00112850 AUG 13 SUBJECT: NEXT STEPS ON DOMA - GUIDANCE FOR POSTS 1. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. That decision has many immigration-related implications for same sex couples. 2. Beginning...

DOS Cable: Supplemental Guidance for Processing I - 601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"As announced in Ref A, 9 FAM 40.92 has been updated with information and guidance to consular officers related to a new final rule permitting certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for an I-601A provisional waiver of...

Easing the Guidance Document Dilemma Agency by Agency: Immigration Law and Not Really Binding Rules

"Immigration law relies on rules that bind effectively, but not legally, to adjudicate millions of applications for immigration benefits every year. This article provides a blueprint for immigration law to improve its use of these practically binding rules, often called guidance documents. The agency...

Guidance Pertaining to Applicants for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers: USCIS

"USCIS officers should review all evidence in the record, including any evidence submitted by the applicant or the attorney of record. If, based on all evidence in the record, it appears that the applicant’s criminal offense: (1) falls within the “petty offense” or “youthful...

Stats and Guidance from Jan. 2014 Asylum Stakeholder Meeting

Links to statistics and guidance provided at the USCIS Asylum Division quarterly stakeholder meeting, January 28, 2014. - USCIS, Feb. 10, 2014 . Statistics Guidance Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq Receipts - Asylum Applications Filed FY 1993 - FY 2014 Changes to Case Categories Requiring...

Education, Justice Departments Update Plyler Guidance

"Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Arne Duncan today announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all children – no matter their background – equal...