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RAIO/AILA Meeting Notes (Jan. 5, 2022)
Posted on 3 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 5, 2022 "On Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, the USCIS Public Engagement Division (PED) hosted a virtual meeting with the Asylum & Refugee Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Refugee, Asylum, and International... Read More

Tags: refugees , aila , USCIS , asylum , raio

AILA Sues USCIS over Deadlines, Maintenance of Status
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 3, 2020 "In a follow-up to its March 23, 2020, letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calling for the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the U... Read More

AILA Sues USCIS Over Forms
Posted on 8 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"AILA filed suit in United States District Court for the District of Columbia to ensure a workable transition over to new forms as the administration seeks to implement the public charge rule. The complaint seeks to immediately enjoin U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Tags: aila , USCIS

Documents Reveal USCIS Policies to Restrict Visas
Posted on 23 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Sept. 19, 2019 "New government documents reveal the increase in denials and Requests for Evidence for H-1B petitions are part of an effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to achieve desired results... Read More

Tags: H-1B , FOIA , aila , USCIS

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

AILA Names New Executive Director | On October 29, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association announced the selection of Benjamin Johnson as the organization’s new Executive Director. Johnson assumes the position from Crystal Williams... Read More

October 23, 2013 USCIS/SCOPS-AILA Meeting Notes
Posted on 7 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to DOMA, provisional waivers and TPS grantee applications among several other topics. The information... Read More

Tags: notes , aila , meeting , USCIS , scops

USCIS-AILA Liaison meeting Q&A
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On August 31, 2011, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to operations and adjudications. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited... Read More

Tags: aila , liaison , USCIS

AILA on Interpretation of the Term “Specialized Knowledge” in the Adjudication of L-1B Petitions
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) appreciates the ongoing outreach to stakeholders conducted by USCIS in connection with its review of the interpretation of the term “specialized knowledge” and its application in the... Read More

Q&A from May 10, 2017 AILA / ICE / USCIS / IER Meeting
Posted on 28 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS - Questions and Answers American Immigration Lawyers Association Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee Joint Meeting with USCIS Verification, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Department... Read More

Tags: ier , Q&A , aila , USCIS , verification , ICE

Q&A from AILA/USCIS/ICE Liaison Meeting, Nov. 10, 2016
Posted on 14 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 10, 2016 - "On November 10, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’s Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations to respond to questions... Read More

Q&A from USCIS / AILA Meeting, April 15, 2014
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On April 15, 2014, The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, DC. The questions below were... Read More

Tags: Q&A , aila , meeting , USCIS

USCIS/AILA Oct. 23, 2013 Q&A: Field Operations Directorate
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to Customer Identity Verification (CIV), I-94 automation, Form I-601A, and same-sex marriage adjudications... Read More

Tags: notes , fod , aila , meeting , USCIS

USCIS Q&A: April 10, 2014 Field Operations Directorate Meeting
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On April 10, 2014 USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to same sex marriage adjudications, customer identity verification, and interview rescheduling and delays among... Read More

Q&A from AILA/USCIS International Operations Nov. 9, 2016 Meeting
Posted on 10 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 9, 2016 - "On November 9, 2016, the USCIS International Operations Division hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to operations and various services, including I-130s, Transportation Letters, Adoptions... Read More

Official Notes from Nov. 10, 2015 ICE / USCIS / AILA Meeting, Verification & Documentation Liaison
Posted on 3 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 10, 2015 - "On November 10, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’s Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations to respond to questions... Read More