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EB-5 Adjudications Policy: Draft Memo for Comment

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 before providing greater detail and addressing additional...

I-9 News

The OSC has been busy , settling two cases, one in Puerto Rico and one in California . And USCIS is floating a new draft I-9 revision for comment. Stay tuned!

L-1A New Office Extension RFE Draft Template for Comment

L-1A New Office Extension RFE Draft Template for Comment - Posted: 04-04-2012; Comment period ends: 05-01-2012. - USCIS, Apr. 4, 2012 .

Interim Memo for Comment: Adjudication of Immigration Benefits for Transgender Individuals

Adjudication of Immigration Benefits for Transgender Individuals; Addition of Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Subchapter 10.22 and Revisions to AFM Subchapter 21.3 - USCIS, April 10, 2012 . Comment period ends Apr. 27, 2012.

CDMA Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Proposed Rule

"[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 were to revise the proposed rule as we suggest below...

Interim Memo: Revised Guidance Concerning Adjudication of Certain I-751 Petitions

"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 untimely filed joint I-751s. This PM revises Adjudicator’s...

USCIS Seeks Feedback on Policy Manual, RFE Templates

" 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 below which contain either new or revised policy...

USCIS EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memo: Draft For Comment

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

USCIS Interim Policy Memo for Comment: Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the AAO

"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. This PM revises Subchapter 14.4 of the AFM;...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Extension of OPT for STEM

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 eligibility requirements for a 17-month extension...

DOL Extends Comment Period for H-2B Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order

" 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 through January 16, 2015. The Department will...

DOL's Perez Pushes H-2B Comment Date to Feb. 2, 2015

"On December 17, 2014, the Office of the Secretary of Labor published a Federal Register notice of intent to issue declaratory order and request for comment (‘‘Notice’’). This Notice (79 FR 75179) states the Secretary of Labor (‘‘Secretary’’) is considering...

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The proposed rule would expand eligibility to all foreign nationals who are statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa and for...

USCIS L-1B RFE Draft Template Open for Comment

"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 memo. ... Comment period ends: 07-31-2015" -...

USCIS EB-5 Draft Policy Memo for Comment: Aug. 10, 2015

"This policy memorandum (PM) builds upon prior policy guidance for adjudicating EB-5 applications and petitions regarding the job creation requirement, and the requirement to sustain the investment during the conditional residence period." - Draft PM-602-0121; Posted: 08-10-2015; Comment period...

Bruce Hake Comments on USCIS Policy Manual 'Extreme Hardship' Draft

Renowned J-1 and hardship expert Bruce Hake emailed this comment to USCIS on Nov. 19, 2015. Excerpt: "There is a legal error in footnote 1 to the draft USCIS Policy Manual: Vol. 9, Part B: Extreme Hardship (draft). Every year this error could harm hundreds of J-1 nonimmigrants and their U.S....

DHS Proposes New 'Smart' Form I-9, Seeks Comment - John Fay

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 and address frequent points of confusion that arise...

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9

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 days, until Jan. 25, 2016. ... To view the proposed...

ABIL Submits Comment to USCIS Draft 'Same or Similar' Policy Memo

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-602-0122 , “Determining Whether a New Job...

AILA Calls for APA Notice and Comment Prior to Further Form I-9 Revision

AILA, Jan. 25, 2016 - "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) submits the following comments in response to the proposed revisions to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and the accompanying instructions, published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015."

Greg Siskind's Comments on the Proposed AC21/I-140/EAD Rule

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 change employers and get on with their lives. It was...

Feds Provide 30 More Days to Comment on Form I-9 Revision

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 encouraged and will be accepted until April 27, 2016...

USCIS RFE Templates Up for Comment: E-1, E-2

E-1 Employee of Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-1 Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-2 Employee of Treaty Investor RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-2 Treaty Investor RFE...

ABIL, Paparelli Comment on DOJ Proposed Rule

Angelo Paparelli, Oct. 14, 2016 - "Today is the last day to submit comments to the Justice Department on its proposed rule which would modify its immigration-related antidiscrimination regulations, which are enforced by the Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices...