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DHS Proposed Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility

The following is the text of the proposed rule that the Secretary signed on July 14, 2015, and that the Department has sent to the Federal Register for publication. The Federal Register will publish the official version of this document. - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to expand...

USCIS Proposed Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to expand eligibility for provisional waivers of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence to all aliens who are statutorily eligible for a waiver of such grounds, are seeking such a waiver in connection with...

DHS Proposes to Amend FOIA Regs - July 29, 2015 NPRM

"This rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives

Scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/14/2015 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious,...

Advance Copy of DHS Proposed STEM OPT Expansion, Improvement

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/19/2015 - Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students ICE Media Release, Oct. 16, 2015 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland...

DHS Proposed F-1 Rule: Cap-Gap Relief and STEM OPT Improvements

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F–1 Nonimmigrant Students With STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F–1 Students "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its F–1...

USCIS Proposed Rule: Retention of EB–1, EB–2, and EB–3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The proposed amendments would provide various benefits to participants...

Cyrus D. Mehta on Early Adjustment for High-Skilled Green Card Applicants

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 8, 2015 - "This blog’s focus is not to explain every aspect of the proposed rule , and refers readers to Greg Siskind’s detailed summary, but suggests that the DHS also consider adding a rule to allow early filing of an I-485 adjustment application. Including a rule...

Danielle Rizzo on the Proposed AC21 Rule

Danielle Rizzo, Feb. 16, 2016 - "In summary, the Proposed Rule does much to ensure consistency in employment authorization for nonimmigrants, and in particular for those nonimmigrants who are also pursuing applications for permanent residency in the United States. It also allows USCIS to more favorably...

Parallel Proposed Rules from DOS, CBP re Waiver of Passport, Visa Requirments

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - "This rule proposes to reinstate a 1996 amendment to a regulation in title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding a discretionary waiver of certain documentary requirements for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States...

USCIS Proposes to Raise Fees 21% (Will We See a 21% Improvement in Service?)

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 86 / Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Motions to Reopen Removal, Deportation, or Exclusion Proceedings Based Upon a Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/28/2016 - "The Department of Justice (Department) is proposing to amend the regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) by establishing procedures for the filing and adjudication of motions to reopen removal...

EOIR Proposed Rule: Motions To Reopen Removal, Deportation, or Exclusion Proceedings Based Upon a Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 - "The Department of Justice (Department) is proposing to amend the regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) by establishing procedures for the filing and adjudication of motions to reopen removal, deportation...

DOJ Proposed Rule: Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the INA

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 - "The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to revise regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The proposed revisions are appropriate...

Proposed DOJ Rule Could Ramp Up I-9 Enforcement

Allen Smith, SHRM, Aug. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel (OSC) added some quivers to its bow in its fight to curtail unlawful hiring discrimination against immigrants in a proposed rule published Aug. 15 in the Federal Register. The rule's proposed change of terminology...

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs (Pub. Date Aug. 31, 2016)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/31/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation...

Angelo A. Paparelli: Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule

Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 26, 2016 - "Venture capitalists and foreign entrepreneurs — who have waited since November 2014 to see how USCIS would articulate President Obama’s Executive Action announcing a proposed rule — are likely to be disappointed. They may see the benefit of...

Entrepreneur Parole Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - " The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation...

Advance Copy of State Department Intercountry Adoptions Proposed Rule

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/08/2016 - "The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoption cases. The proposed rule includes...

State Department Proposed Rule: Intercountry Adoptions

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 - "The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoption cases. ... DATES: The Department will accept comments...

State Department Proposed Rule: Passport Services Fee Changes

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2016 - "The Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (‘‘Schedule of Fees’’ or ‘‘Schedule’’...

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...

EOIR Proposed Rule: Procedures Further Implementing the Annual Limitation on Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 230 / Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - "The Department of Justice proposes to amend the regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) governing the annual statutory limitation on cancellation of removal and suspension of deportation decisions. First...

DOS Proposed Rule: Summer Work Travel - Exchange Visitor Program

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 - "The U.S. Department of State (Department) proposes to amend existing regulations to provide new program requirements for the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. This rulemaking strategy is informed by the...

EB-5 Investor Visa Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations governing the employment-based, fifth preference (EB–5) immigrant investor classification and associated regional centers to reflect statutory changes...