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USCIS-AILA Liaison meeting Q&A

"On August 31, 2011, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to operations and adjudications. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited by AILA and the responses provided by USCIS."...

Q&A from AILA-USCIS Fall 2011 Liaison Meeting

"On October 5, 2011, the Office of Public Engagement hosted an engagement with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Office of Chief Counsel and other relevant program offices/directorates. USCIS discussed issues related to the adjudication of immigration benefits and...

AILA on Interpretation of the Term “Specialized Knowledge” in the Adjudication of L-1B Petitions

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) appreciates the ongoing outreach to stakeholders conducted by USCIS in connection with its review of the interpretation of the term “specialized knowledge” and its application in the adjudication of L-1B petitions. AILA offers this...

USCIS Field Operations - AILA Meeting Q&A

"On October 4, 2012, the USCIS Field Operations Division hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to biometrics collection, NSEERS registration, customer service, as well as other issues. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited by...

Q&A from April 11, 2013 USCIS-AILA Meeting

"On April 11, 2013, USCIS hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS discussed issues related to waivers of inadmissibility, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the USCIS Policy Manual, as well as other issues. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited by...

USCIS Verification Division Q&A, April 2013

"On April 11, 2013 The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division in Washington, DC to discuss recent updates to the E-Verify and SAVE programs – notably the release of the new Form I-9 and M-274...

October 23, 2013 USCIS/SCOPS-AILA Meeting Notes

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to DOMA, provisional waivers and TPS grantee applications among several other topics. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited...

April 11, 2013 USCIS/FOD-AILA Meeting Notes

"On April 11, 2013, USCIS Field Operations Directorate (FOD) hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS FOD discussed issues related to waivers of inadmissibility, Form I-130 petitions, the security screening process, as well as other issues. The information below provides a review of...

USCIS/AILA Oct. 23, 2013 Q&A: Field Operations Directorate

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to Customer Identity Verification (CIV), I-94 automation, Form I-601A, and same-sex marriage adjudications. The information below provides a review of the...

Q&A from USCIS / AILA Meeting, April 10, 2014

"On April 10, 2014 USCIS hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to I-130 adjudications, provisional waivers, and DACA among several other topics. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited by AILA and the responses provided by USCIS...

Q&A from USCIS International Operations Liaison Meeting with AILA, April 9, 2014

"On April 9, 2014 USCIS International Operations (IO) Division hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. IO addressed questions related to IO operations, I-601 waivers, biometrics, international adoptions and I-130 filings among several other topics. The information below provides a review...

Q&A from USCIS / AILA Meeting, April 15, 2014

"On April 15, 2014, The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, DC. The questions below were submitted by AILA and responses were provided by...

USCIS Q&A: April 10, 2014 Field Operations Directorate Meeting

"On April 10, 2014 USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to same sex marriage adjudications, customer identity verification, and interview rescheduling and delays among several other topics. The information below provides...

Snapshot: USCIS/AILA Meeting re ELIS

"On April 9, 2014, the Office of Transformation Coordination (OTC), in collaboration with the Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate (CSPED), conducted its Transformation Liaison Committee Meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). USCIS provided updates on USCIS...

USCIS Claims it Does Not Rely Exclusively on EDGE Database for Educational Opinions; We Disagree

"In a March 13, 2014 letter to Joseph Crowley, Member, US House of Representatives, recently obtained by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, USCIS Chief James W. McCament claims that, “USCIS does not endorse or encourage the use of EDGE over other types of credible resource material...

Q&A from Nov. 6, 2014 USCIS / AILA Verification Meeting

"On November 6, 2014 The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, DC. The questions below were submitted by AILA and responses were provided by...

AILA Letter to USCIS: Continue to Process H-2B Cases

"AILA sent the following message to USCIS, asking the agency to resume processing of H-2B petitions already filed, and to accept and process H-2B petitions supported by temporary labor certifications issued prior to March 4, 2015. Dear Director Rodríguez: The American Immigration Lawyers...

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

AILA Names New Executive Director | On October 29, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association announced the selection of Benjamin Johnson as the organization’s new Executive Director. Johnson assumes the position from Crystal Williams, who was named Executive Director in 2009. Johnson...

AILA / USCIS Field Operations Directorate Liaison Q&As (Oct. 22, 2015)

AILA / USCIS Field Operations Directorate Liaison Q&As (Oct. 22, 2015)

Official Notes from Nov. 10, 2015 ICE / USCIS / AILA Meeting, Verification & Documentation Liaison

USCIS, Nov. 10, 2015 - "On November 10, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’s Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations to respond to questions, provide updates and address follow up items...

Q&A from May 3, 2016 Joint Meeting with AILA, ICE & USCIS

"On May 3, 2016 , the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’ Verification Division and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations to respond to questions, provide updates and address...