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DOS Finalizes Official Passport Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - "The Department of State finalizes its amendment of the passport rules for issuance of an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties...

Advance Copy of F-1 OPT STEM Final Rule

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/11/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics...

New U.S. Rule Extends Stay for Some Foreign Graduates

Liz Robbins, New York Times, Mar. 9, 2016 - "The federal government will publish the rule on Friday, saying that international students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in the United States will now be eligible to stay for three years of on-the-job training...

F-1 STEM OPT Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its F–1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule re FOIA/PA

FR Doc. 2016-07900 Filed: 4/5/2016 8:45 am; Publication Date: 4/6/2016 - "The Department of State (the Department) finalizes its revisions to its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. The final rule reflects changes in FOIA and other statutes and consequent...

GAO: DHS Final Rule re F-1 STEM OPT OK

GAO, Mar. 28, 2016 - "Enclosed is our assessment of DHS’s compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. Our review of the procedural steps taken indicates that, with the exception of the 60-day delay requirement,...

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

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 - "This final rule, consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), expands the class of individuals who may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence...

Advance Copy of USCIS Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers Final Rule

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/18/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. Specifically, the final rule provides various benefits to participants...

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

USCIS, Nov. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. Specifically, the final rule provides various benefits to participants in those programs, including the following: improved...

Analysis of Key Provisions of the USCIS High-Skilled Worker Final Rule - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security issued final regulations on November 17, 2016 entitled “ Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers ” to provide relief to high skilled workers...

DHS (CBP & FEMA) FOIA Final Rule (Eff. Dec. 22, 2016)

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - "This rule amends the Department’s regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes...

DHS Final Rule: Petitions to Issue, Amend or Appeal Rules

Federal Register, Monday, November 28, 2016 - "Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) is adopting a process under which interested persons may petition the Department to issue, amend, or repeal a rule. DATES: This rule is effective December...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Classification of Immediate Family Members as A, C-3, G, and NATO Nonimmigrants

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/07/2016 - "This rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C-3, G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways: it revises the eligibility requirements for unmarried adult sons and daughters age 21 or older...

State Department Final Rule: Classification of Immediate Family Members as A, C–3, G, and NATO Nonimmigrants

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - "This rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C–3, G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways: It revises the eligibility requirements for unmarried adult sons and daughters age 21 or older for...

Advance Copy of DOJ Final Rule: Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This rule revises the Department of Justice’s (Department’s) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices...

Advance Copy of CBP Final Rule: Definition of Form I-94 to Include Electronic Format

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This final rule adopts, without change, interim amendments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013, as CBP Dec. No. 13-06. These amendments...

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

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This rule amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent persons in proceedings...

In Today's Federal Register, Three New Rules (Dec. 19, 2016)

Definition of Form I–94 To Include Electronic Format - Final rule Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act - Final rule Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for ‘‘T’’ Nonimmigrant...

EOIR Announces Final Rule on the Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives

EOIR, Dec. 20, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced a final rule titled, Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives . This new rule, effective Jan. 18, 2017, amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures...

Advance Copy of DHS Final Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/17/2017 - "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority in order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation...

DOJ Final Rule: Civil Money Penalties Adjusted for Inflation (Feb. 3, 2017)

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 - "The Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed...

DHS Pushes Back Effective Date of USCIS International Entrepreneur Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is temporarily delaying the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Final Rule (82 FR 5238). This delay will provide DHS with an opportunity to obtain comments from the public regarding...

DOS, DHS Issue Final Rules on Waiver of Visa, Passport for NIVs

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - "This final rule clarifies procedures for waiver of documentary requirements due to an unforeseen emergency for nonimmigrants seeking admission to the United States. DATES: This rule is effective on October 5, 2017." Federal...

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

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/05/2017 - "The Department of Justice is amending the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) regulations governing the annual limitation on cancellation of removal and suspension of deportation decisions...

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

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - "The Department of Justice is amending the Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’) regulations governing the annual limitation on cancellation of removal and suspension of deportation decisions....