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Exchange Visitor Program - Fees and Charges - Proposed Rule

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services,...

Advance Copy of DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or...

DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or...

ICE Proposed Rule: Adjustments to Limitations on Designated School Official Assignment and Study by F-2 and M-2 Nonimmigrants

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to amend its regulations under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to improve management of international student programs and increase opportunities for study by spouses and children of nonimmigrant students. The proposed rule would grant school...

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants who are in the process of seeking lawful...

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Enhancing Opportunities for H-1B1, CW-1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants and EB-1 Immigrants

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and from Australia (E-3) in the list of classes of aliens authorized for employment incident to status with a specific...

USCIS Proposed Rule: Employment Authorization for Certain H–4 Dependent Spouses

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H–4 dependent spouses of principal H–1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H–4 dependent spouses of principal H–1B nonimmigrants who are in the process...

USCIS Proposed Rule: Enhancing Opportunities for H–1B1, CW–1, and E–3 Nonimmigrants and EB–1 Immigrants

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from Chile and Singapore (H–1B1) and from Australia (E–3) in the list of classes of aliens authorized for employment incident to status...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR to enter an appearance in custody and bond proceedings...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers

"This rule proposes to amend 8 CFR parts 1003, 1240, and 1241 by changing the name of the “List of Free Legal Services Providers” to the “List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.” The rule also would enhance the eligibility requirements for organizations, private attorneys...

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR to enter an appearance in custody and bond proceedings...

EOIR Proposed Rule: List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers in Immigration Proceedings

"This rule proposes to amend 8 CFR parts 1003, 1240, and 1241 by changing the name of the ‘‘List of Free Legal Services Providers’’ to the ‘‘List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.’’ The rule also would enhance the eligibility requirements for organizations...

Advance Copy of DOL Proposed Rule for H-2A Herders

Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Open Range in the United States "The Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to amend its regulations governing certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary...

DOL Proposed Rule for H-2A Herders

Temporary Agricultural Employment of H–2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Open Range in the United States; Proposed Rule - Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 72 / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 .

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...