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USCIS Reopens Comment Period on Fee Waiver Eligibility Proposal
Posted on 8 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Apr. 8, 2019 "USCIS announced it is advancing its plan to eliminate receipt of a means-tested benefit as sufficient evidence to receive a filing fee waiver via the Federal Register Notice published April 5, 2019. The notice opens a new... Read More

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9
Posted on 27 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 24, 2015 - "USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification . The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60... Read More

Tags: changes , comment , I-9 , USCIS

DHS Proposes New 'Smart' Form I-9, Seeks Comment - John Fay
Posted on 25 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fay, LawLogix, Nov. 24, 2015 - "Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they are seeking public comment on a newly revised “smart” version of the Form I-9 which is designed to reduce technical errors... Read More

Tags: LawLogix , comment , fay , I-9

Feds Provide 30 More Days to Comment on Form I-9 Revision
Posted on 28 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 - "USCIS received comments from 133 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are... Read More

USCIS L-1B RFE Draft Template Open for Comment
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This RFE template reflects the March 24, 2015 version of the L-1B Adjudications Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0111). Stakeholder feedback on the memo is under review by USCIS. The final version of this template will reflect the final version of the... Read More

Tags: l-1b , template , comment , rfe , draft , USCIS

CDMA Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Proposed Rule
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[C]ertain aspects of the way in which USCIS proposes to implement this technical fix in the proposed rule will unnecessarily limit its positive effects and lead to an unnecessary burden on other segments of the U.S. immigration system. If USCIS... Read More

Greg Siskind's Comments on the Proposed AC21/I-140/EAD Rule
Posted on 29 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Feb. 28, 2016 - "On December 31, 2015 issued a long awaited proposed regulation that was supposed to change the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants stuck in long visa queues by providing work cards to allow them the freedom to... Read More

Tags: comment , siskind , rule , ac21

ABIL Submits Comment to USCIS Draft 'Same or Similar' Policy Memo
Posted on 8 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sharon Mehlman, Cyrus Mehta and Angelo Paparelli on behalf of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, Jan. 4, 2015 - "The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) is pleased to provide feedback to the USCIS Draft Policy Memorandum, PM... Read More

Interim Memo: Revised Guidance Concerning Adjudication of Certain I-751 Petitions
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This policy memorandum (PM) revises and clarifies guidance issued on October 9, 2009 relating to late filing of a joint Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence, and authorizes officers to issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for... Read More

EB-5 Adjudications Policy: Draft Memo for Comment
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DRAFT FOR COMMENT ONLY - Posted: 11-09-2011 - Comment period ends: 11-25-2011 - "USCIS sets forth the following draft memorandum to address certain foundational issues in the EB-5 Program. USCIS seeks stakeholder input on these foundational issues... Read More

DOL Extends Comment Period for H-2B Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order
Posted on 14 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On December 17, 2014, the Department of Labor (Department) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order, Request for Comment, 79 Fed. Reg. 75179 (Notice). The Notice provided for the submission of public comments... Read More

USCIS Interim Policy Memo for Comment: Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the AAO
Posted on 3 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This policy memorandum (PM) and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) guide U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers on the distinction between and proper use of precedent and non-precedent AAO decisions... Read More

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Extension of OPT for STEM
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SUBJECT: 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs "The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to clarify the... Read More

USCIS EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memo: Draft For Comment
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EB-5 Adjudications Policy - DRAFT FOR COMMENT ONLY Posted: 02-14-2013 Comment period ends: 04-01-2013 Read More

USCIS Seeks Feedback on Policy Manual, RFE Templates
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Dear Stakeholder, New documents are now available for your review and comment. Please follow the instructions below for each. New or Revised Policies in the USCIS Policy Manual USCIS seeks your input on the USCIS Policy Manual items listed... Read More