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Recent Postings

  • 12/18/2014 USCIS Notice on Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
    USCIS notice on implementation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, where certain Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant petitions approved on/before 12/18/14 can be paroled into the U.S. On or after 2/2/15, NVC will send written invitations to apply. (79 FR 75581, 12/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121851.
  • 12/18/2014 Your AILA8 for December 18, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121850.
  • 12/18/2014 ACLU Complaint Challenging Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic (.pdf 583 KB) Nationwide class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, challenging the Obama Administration’s policy of detaining asylum-seeking mothers and children to intimidate others from coming to the U.S. (R.I.L.R. v. Johnson, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121849.
  • 12/18/2014 DOS Cable on Revised Reciprocity Fee Schedule for Brazil (.pdf 456 KB) DOS cable, effective immediately, with a revised reciprocity fee schedule for Brazil, for the nonimmigrant I visa category for media and journalists. All other visa validities and fees for nationals of Brazil remain unchanged.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121848.
  • 12/18/2014 DOS Cable on Revised Reciprocity Fee Schedule for Armenia (.pdf 460 KB) DOS cable, effective 1/1/15, with a revised reciprocity fee schedule for Armenia, for various nonimmigrant visa categories. All other visa validities and fees for nationals of Armenia remain unchanged.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121847.
  • 12/18/2014 2014 Visa Reciprocity Changes (Updated 12/18/14)
    DOS updates the visa reciprocity tables, including updated information for Brazil and Albania.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010841.
  • 12/18/2014 AIM: AILA's Year in Review
    For December's Interview of the Month, AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams reflects on accomplishments and disappointments from 2014 and looks ahead to what's in store for 2015.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121846.
  • 12/18/2014 Supreme Court Order Allows DACA Beneficiaries in Arizona to Obtain Driver’s Licenses (Updated 12/18/14) (.pdf 475 KB) The court issued an order denying application for stay requested by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Ninth Circuit’s decision blocking Arizona driver’s licenses ban for DACA beneficiaries.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121845.
  • 12/18/2014 White House Fact Sheet on Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba (.pdf 586 KB) White House fact sheet on key components of the updated policy approach with Cuba, including the re-establishment of an embassy in Havana, adjustment of travel and remittance policies, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121844.
  • 12/18/2014 USCIS Information on the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration (Updated 12/18/14) (.pdf 586 KB) USCIS information on the initiatives included in the President’s 11/20/14 executive actions on immigration, included are summaries of the planned initiatives by USCIS with who is eligible, what the initiatives will do, when a request can be made, and how to make that request.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112015.
  • 12/18/2014 Get Three AILA Recordings...Pay for One
    Recordings of AILA audio and web seminars offering expert insights, practical solutions, and proven strategies on issues you face every day... and can help you fulfill CLE credit requirements. Buy one, get two free by entering coupon code 2014Seminar when you check out. Offer expires on 12/30/14.
  • 12/18/2014 USCIS Provides E-mail Address for Special Immigrant Juvenile Program Questions
    USCIS provides an e-mail address for state juvenile courts and child welfare agencies to submit general questions about the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. E-mail address can also be used to submit requests for a USCIS representative to speak about the SIJ program.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121843.
  • 12/18/2014 The Best of 2014: AILA’s Top 25 Practice Success Tips
    AILA’s weekly PSTs can solve problems big and small, or confirm that your firm or office is already on the right track. These small nuggets of information are quick to read, easy to digest, and often simple to implement in your firm, office, or practice. So what are you waiting for?
    AILA Doc. No. 14121841.
  • 12/18/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 18, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 18, 2014.
  • 12/18/2014 CBP Announces New Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations (.pdf 801 KB) CBP announcement on the selection of Mr. Todd C. Owen as Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations (OFO), who will oversee operations involving national security, traveler admissibility and immigration, customs, and commercial trade, and is expected to assume duties in February 2015.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121842.
  • 12/18/2014 ‘Twas the Night Before Immigration Reform
    Immigration poem to celebrate the holiday season. Courtesy of Sarah Duckham.
  • 12/18/2014 DOS Alert: Online Immigrant Visa Fee Processing Errors (Updated12/18/14)
    AILA has alerted the NVC about the problems members are experiencing when attempting to pay the online Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee. AILA will be posting updates as more information becomes available.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121601.
  • 12/18/2014 USCIS Notice of Changes to Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program
    USCIS notice that as of 2/17/15, USCIS will being requiring the filing of a Form I-131 and the payment of a filing fee or approval of a fee waiver request from individuals applying under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program on behalf of a beneficiary in Cuba. (79 FR 75579, 12/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121840.
  • 12/17/2014 Your AILA8 for December 17, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121747.
  • 12/17/2014 AILA/CBP Liaison Q&As (11/21/14) (.pdf 715 KB) Official questions and answers from the 11/21/14 AILA liaison meeting with CBP. Topics include body cameras, use of force training, temperatures at CBP detention facilities, credible fear interviews, I-94 automation, blanket L validity, FOIAs, ARO, Trusted Traveler, and advance parole.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121746.
  • 12/17/2014 AILA: Administration Turns Its Back on American Values with Mammoth New Family Prison
    AILA President Leslie A. Holman expressed outrage over the opening of the Dilley family detention center noting that for families, “Moving from a make-shift prison to one run by the private prison industry brings no more humanity to an inhumane situation.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14121745.
  • 12/17/2014 Urgent Call for DACA Denial Examples
    AIC is looking for sympathetic examples of DACA applications that have been denied where the following checkbox on the template denial is marked: “You have not established that you warrant a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.” Responses needed by 12/18/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121700.
  • 12/17/2014 DOL Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order (Updated 12/17/14)
    DOL notice of its intent to issue a declaratory order confirming that it has exclusive authority to make legal and policy determinations based on its authority to administer and enforce the H-2B program. Comments are due by 1/16/15. Notice is effective 12/17/14. (79 FR 75179, 12/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121606.
  • 12/17/2014 District Court Says Parts of President Obama’s Immigration Actions Are Unconstitutional (.pdf 237 KB) The district court, in considering how to sentence a defendant in a criminal case, held that the President’s executive action on immigration is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause in the U.S. Constitution. (U.S. v. Juarez-Escobar, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121744.
  • 12/17/2014 DOS Cable on Revised Reciprocity Fee Schedule for Albania (.pdf 457 KB) DOS cable, effective 12/18/14, with a revised reciprocity fee schedule for Albania, for various nonimmigrant visa categories. All other visa validities and fees for nationals of Albania remain unchanged.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121743.
  • 12/17/2014 CBP Launches Border Wait Time App (.pdf 510 KB) CBP press release announcing the release of the Border Wait Time app, which provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry. Travelers can also compare wait times across three ports of entry and map the best route. The app is available for free.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121742.
  • 12/17/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 17, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 17, 2014.
  • 12/17/2014 EOIR Releases New Form EOIR-31A (.pdf 465 KB) EOIR announcement that effective immediately, applications for accreditation under 8 C.F.R. §1292.2 may be submitted using a new voluntary Form EOIR-31A, Request by Organization for Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representative.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121741.
  • 12/17/2014 DOS Continued Designation of Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
    DOS notice of the extension of the 2008 determination of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (and other aliases) as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the INA. (79 FR 75227, 12/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121740.
  • 12/16/2014 DHS Fact Sheet on Department of Justice Racial Profiling Guidance (.pdf 491 KB) DHS fact sheet on U.S. Department of Justice racial profiling guidance and its application to Department of Homeland Security activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121646.
  • 12/16/2014 Your AILA8 for December 16, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121605.
  • 12/16/2014 AILA Rome District Chapter 2015 Spring CLE Conference
    April 29 - May 1, 2015
    Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel
    Rome, Italy

    This event is being presented by AILA’s Rome District Chapter. This event is not being organized by the AILA National Office.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121602.
  • 12/16/2014 AILA Liaison Seeking Examples of Lockbox Receipting Delays
    AILA Liaison is seeking examples of cases that were timely delivered to the USCIS Lockbox but not considered “received” by USCIS until the day after delivery. Specifically, AILA is collecting examples of cases that were negatively impacted by the delay.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121600.
  • 12/16/2014 Call to All AILA Members: Questions Sought for 1/15/15 NSC Stakeholder Teleconference.
    AILA's Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee requests agenda items from all AILA members to present to the NSC at a teleconference on business issues. Topics include: premium processing, I-140s, I-360s, I-824s as appropriate, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121645.
  • 12/16/2014 Practice Pointer: Dealing with U.K. Cautions at the U.S. Embassy (Updated 12/16/14) (.pdf 610 KB) DOS Liaison Committee practice pointer outlining new guidance regarding the treatment of UK “cautions” – issued for certain minor offenses as an alternative to prosecution – at the U.S. Embassy in London, which may affect an applicant’s inadmissibility and whether a waiver is required.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021952.
  • 12/16/2014 FY2015 H-2B Cap Count (Updated 12/16/14)
    As of 12/12/14, USCIS receipted 19,247 beneficiaries toward the 33,000 H-2B cap for the first half of FY2015. This count includes 15,579 approved and 3,668 pending beneficiaries. Information for the second half of FY2015 is also included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14101744.
  • 12/16/2014 Check-in with DOS’s Charlie Oppenheim (12/10/14)
    DOS Liaison Committee series of monthly “check-ins” with Charlie Oppenheim, designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and to obtain his analysis of current trends and future projections, beyond the basic visa availability updates provided in the monthly Visa Bulletin.
    AILA Doc. No. 14071401.
  • 12/16/2014 AAO Dismisses O-1B Appeal, Finding Ballroom Dance A Sport (.pdf 7840 KB) In an unpublished AAO decision, the AAO dismissed an O-1B appeal, finding that the competitive nature, International Olympic Committee recognition, and the intensive physical training and fitness requirements makes competitive ballroom dance falls within the field of athletics rather than the arts.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121644.
  • 12/16/2014 AILA's Top 25 Practice Success Tips of 2014
    Find the best tips of 2014 on firm management, technology, finance and marketing. From what to do if you think you screwed up a client matter to questions to ask yourself when considering retirement, from negotiating on your fees to tips on a great headshot, there is something here for everyone!
    AILA Doc. No. 14121643.
  • 12/16/2014 USCIS Notice of Additional Comment Period for Form G-845
    USCIS 30-day notice of an additional comment period for the Document Verification Request and Supplement (Form G-845). Comments are now due 1/15/15. (79 FR 74760, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121642.
  • 12/16/2014 DHS Notice of Foreign Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A and H-2B Programs
    DHS notice with foreign countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant worker programs. For the first time, nationals from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden are eligible to participate. Effective 1/18/15. (79 FR 74735, 12/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121641.
  • 12/16/2014 CA9 Says BIA Decision Denying Some Claims and Remanding Others Is Not Final (.pdf 555 KB) The court held when the BIA issues a decision that denies some claims, but remands any other claims, the BIA decision is not a final order of removal with regard to any of the claims, and it does not trigger the 30-day window to file a petition for review. (Abdisalan v. Holder, 12/15/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121640.
  • 12/16/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 16, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 16, 2014.
  • 12/15/2014 There’s Still Time! Take the 2014 AILA Member Pro Bono Pledge
    Did you pledge your heart and time to providing pro bono immigration legal services this year? You can still take the 2014 AILA Member Pro Bono Pledge through 12/31/14! End the year on a high note and allow us to toast your achievements in 2015.
  • 12/15/2014 AILA Quicktake #112: Omnibus Passes in Congress
    AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen discusses the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed in Congress this weekend and what to look for next.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121542.
  • 12/15/2014 USCIS Invitation to NSC Teleconference on Business Issues
    USCIS invitation to a 1/15/15 NSC teleconference on business issues. Registration information will be provided closer to the date of the event.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121541.
  • 12/15/2014 Your AILA8 for December 15, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121540.
  • 12/15/2014 Immigration Politics 2014
    AILA Advocacy Department's daily immigration reform update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120666.
  • 12/15/2014 Update on New H-2 Appointment System for U.S. Embassy in Mexico
    On 12/8/14, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico rolled out a new H-2 appointment system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121501.
  • 12/15/2014 USCIS Invitation to Teleconference on DACA Renewal Process (.pdf 570 KB) USCIS invitation to a 12/18/14 stakeholder teleconference to discuss the DACA renewal process. USCIS officials will share information on the DACA renewal process and the extended DACA validity period, as well as be available to answer questions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121500.
  • 12/15/2014 Family Detention- Asylum Grant Examples (Updated 12/15/14) (.pdf 615 KB) Compilation of case examples of mothers and children at the Artesia family detention center who have been granted asylum.
    AILA Doc. No. 14102446.
  • 12/15/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Web Seminar on Nonimmigrant Options for Smaller Businesses?
    Did you miss the recent AILA web seminar on the nonimmigrant visa classification options for smaller businesses? Seminar included tips for handling issues unique to start-up organizations, entrepreneurs, and more. Download the seminar, and listen anytime, anywhere.
  • 12/15/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 15, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 15, 2014.
  • 12/12/2014 Your AILA8 for December 12, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121299.
  • 12/12/2014 Practice Pointer: Changing Venue in LGBT K Visa Processing (.pdf 511 KB) The AILA DOS Liaison Committee alerts members to new procedures for requesting a change of venue for K visa processing in cases where the safety of the LGBT applicant may be at issue if he or she is made to return “home” to appear for an interview.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121208.
  • 12/12/2014 Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 625 KB) NSC Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121202.
  • 12/12/2014 Call for Examples: Problem I-864 Affidavit of Support RFEs
    AILA is seeking examples of Requests for Evidence issued by the NBC where it appears that the NBC has misinterpreted the I-864 affidavit of support requirements.
    AILA Doc. No. 12141207.
  • 12/12/2014 EB-5 Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 555 KB) EB-5 Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121206.
  • 12/12/2014 National Benefits Center Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 563 KB) NBC Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121204.
  • 12/12/2014 Vermont Service Center Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 635 KB) VSC Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121205.
  • 12/12/2014 Texas Service Center Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 616 KB) TSC Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121203.
  • 12/12/2014 California Service Center Processing Time Report (12/11/14) (.pdf 502 KB) CSC Processing Time Report released on 12/11/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14. Updated processing times for Form I-539 and Form I-765 are listed.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121201.
  • 12/12/2014 Summary of EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting (12/5/14) (.pdf 573 KB) Summary of the 12/5/14 USCIS EB-5 stakeholder meeting. Topics include highlights of FY2014, processing times, currency exchange transactions, changes in RC affiliation, retrogression, job creation, SEC, ELIS, source of funds, and investments.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121200.
  • 12/12/2014 EOIR Immigration Court Closings for 2014 (Updated 12/12/14)
    EOIR alert that the Buffalo Immigration Court and the non-detained San Francisco Immigration Court are closed on 12/12/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012143.
  • 12/12/2014 DHS OIG Alert on Safety Issues at ICE Facility in San Pedro, CA (.pdf 781 KB) DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) management alert on 12/11/14 identifying serious safety issues at the San Pedro, CA Service Processing Center and recommending that the building be vacated immediately until all safety issues are corrected or until ICE determines the facility is safe.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121241.
  • 12/12/2014 Letter From USCIS on Use of AACRAO EDGE Database (.pdf 983 KB) Letter from USCIS stating that it considers all opinions provided by evaluation services, the information in EDGE is not binding on USCIS, and that it does not endorse or encourage the use of EDGE over other types of credible resource material.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121240.
  • 12/12/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 12, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 12, 2014.
  • 12/11/2014 USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 6th Straight Fiscal Year (.pdf 477 KB) USCIS announcement that it has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status for FY2015. It will continue to review pending petitions for eligibility and notify eligible individuals that they are on a waiting list. USCIS will resume issuing U visas on 10/1/15.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121144.
  • 12/11/2014 GAO Report on Recommendations Relating to the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (.pdf 3148 KB) GAO report recommending that DOS provide training to consular officers on the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) documentation requirements. GAO also recommends that USCIS ensure that all IMBRA-related data be captured with the planned electronic release of the I-129F petition.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121143.
  • 12/11/2014 Your AILA8 for December 11, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121142.
  • 12/11/2014 Reminder of Upcoming Federal Government Holiday Closings
    Reminder of the days that the federal government offices are closed between now and January 2015.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121100.
  • 12/11/2014 VOICE: December 2014
    In the December 2014 VOICE, learn about the importance of a solid game plan when handling removal cases, one attorney and mother’s path to starting her own practice, tips on pursuing an internship, the benefits of AILA’s liability insurance, and more!
    AILA Doc. No. 14121141.
  • 12/11/2014 Take a Stand: Improving Your Health and Productivity
    Did you know that sitting all day has been directly linked with a significant range of health problems? This problem is intensified in professionals such as attorneys who spend on average more than six hours a day sitting. Have better health and a more productive workday with this PST.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121140.
  • 12/11/2014 BIA Orders Further Consideration of Derivative Citizenship Claim
    Unpublished BIA decision orders further consideration of derivative citizenship claim under former INA 321(a)(3) where IJ erroneously found respondent had to submit court-issued documentation establishing parents’ legal separation. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Bordamonte, 10/8/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121161.
  • 12/11/2014 BIA Holds Detainee Transfer Does Not Divest IJs of Jurisdiction Over Bond Proceedings
    Unpublished BIA decision finds IJ erred in finding lack of jurisdiction to consider bond request of respondent transferred out of state, notes that the INA does not tie authority to hear bond cases to geographic location of respondent. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Cerda Reyes, 10/7/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121160.
  • 12/11/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Audio Seminar on Pitfalls in Naturalization?
    Did you miss the recent AILA audio seminar on the pitfalls in naturalization? A naturalization application may reveal long-forgotten issues that can come back to negatively affect the applicant. Listen to this seminar to learn how to make sure your client’s past does not haunt them.
  • 12/11/2014 NVC Now Accepting Forms in Blue or Black Ink
    AILA Liaison has learned that the DOS National Visa Center is now accepting Forms I-864, Affidavit of Support and other forms that have been completed and/or signed in either blue or black ink.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070544.
  • 12/11/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 11, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 11, 2014.
  • 12/10/2014 Your AILA8 for December 10, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121043.
  • 12/10/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Audio Seminar on How to Fight a Monster Denial?
    Did you miss the recent AILA web seminar on how to fight a denial based on an I-130, I-485 application for adjustment of status based on an I-130 petition, family-based removal, or cancellation of removal case? If so, download the recording and listen anytime, anywhere that’s convenient to you!
  • 12/10/2014 BIA Holds Connecticut Third Degree Burglary Statute Not Generic Burglary, May Be Crime of Violence
    Unpublished BIA decision holds third degree burglary under Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann 53a-103 is not an aggravated felony “burglary offense” but remands to consider whether it is a “crime of violence.” Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Genego, 10/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121042.
  • 12/10/2014 BIA Reverses IJ for Considering Order of Restitution Under Modified Categorical Approach
    Unpublished BIA decision holds grand theft under Fla. Stat. 812.014(1) is not a categorical aggravated felony theft offense and that IJ was not permitted to consider order of restitution under the modified categorical approach. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Thompson, 10/1/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121041.
  • 12/10/2014 BIA on Continuous Physical Presence for Cancellation of Removal (.pdf 561 KB) The BIA held an alien’s departure from the U.S. following a criminal conviction for illegal entry under INA §275(a)(1), interrupts 10-year period of continuous physical presence required to establish cancellation under INA §240A(b)(1). Matter of Velasquez-Cruz, 26 I&N, Dec. 445 (BIA 2014)
    AILA Doc. No. 14121003.
  • 12/10/2014 GMS International Lawyers List (Updated 12/10/14) (.pdf 587 KB) GMS Members have access to a list of licensed and qualified immigration law practitioners for jurisdictions other than the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071111.
  • 12/10/2014 Practice Alert: Erroneous USCIS Case Status E-mails
    AILA members report receiving outdated or erroneous USCIS case status e-mails for pending applications and petitions. AILA has contacted USCIS about this issue and will report back with additional information as soon as it becomes available.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121001.
  • 12/10/2014 Please Use: AILA Members’ LTE Template on Admin Relief and Family Detention
    AILA members are urged to personalize and submit this template Letter to the Editor (LTE) in response to articles mentioning the President’s recent executive action on immigration to draw attention to the need to end family detention. Please contact AILA staff (newsroom@aila.org) with questions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121000.
  • 12/10/2014 Selected News Clips on Artesia Pro Bono Efforts (Updated 12/10/14)
    Want to see the Artesia Pro Bono Project impact? Check out these selected clips chronicling the work of the volunteers and the plight of the mothers and children detained there, from national outlets to local press. A big thank you to all of our volunteers and donors – past, present, and future.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120305.
  • 12/10/2014 DOJ Guidance Regarding Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (.pdf 576 KB) DOJ guidance for federal law enforcement agencies regarding use of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, noting circumstances relating to border security and immigration in which officers may rely on information about a listed characteristic.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121040.
  • 12/10/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 10, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 10, 2014.
  • 12/9/2014 Your AILA8 for December 9, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120944.
  • 12/9/2014 DOS Annual Immigrant Visa Waiting List Report (.pdf 333 KB) DOS annual report of immigrant visa applicants in the family- and employment-based preferences registered at the National Visa Center as of 11/1/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120943.
  • 12/9/2014 Visa Bulletin for January 2015 (.pdf 328 KB) DOS Visa Bulletin for January 2015. There is slight forward movement in most categories, except employment-based second preference India, which remained at 2/15/05.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120942.
  • 12/9/2014 AILA Statement for Senate Judiciary Hearing on Keeping Families Together (.pdf 558 KB) AILA statement submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 12/10/14 hearing on " Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action On Immigration And The Need To Pass Comprehensive Reform."
    AILA Doc. No. 14120901.
  • 12/9/2014 DOL Update on H-2B Prevailing Wage Determinations (.pdf 480 KB) DOL alert that effective 12/8/14, DOL will no longer issue H-2B prevailing wage determinations (PWD) based on employer-provided wage surveys in response to the 12/5/14 CATA v. Solis court order. Pending PWDs seeking to utilize employer-provided surveys will be given appropriate OES wages.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120900.
  • 12/9/2014 Litigation Timeline: H-2B Prevailing Wage Methodology (Updated 12/9/14)
    Timeline of major court and agency actions in response to litigation challenging DOL’s methodology for determining prevailing wages for the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100171.
  • 12/9/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Web Seminar on H-1B/LCA Compliance Issues?
    Did you miss the recent AILA web seminar that discussed an employer's obligations related to the LCA and Public Access File, and how you can best advise the employer-client to comply with the regulatory obligations. Download and listen anytime, anywhere.
  • 12/9/2014 AILA Leadership Blog: The Happiest Day Still Shadowed by Injustice
    AILA Member Paul Parsons shares his joy at helping a client and her toddler successfully request bond at the Karnes Detention Center and urges AILA members “to step forward to oppose family detention and help these clients who so desperately need our advocacy and protection.”
  • 12/9/2014 AILA Philadelphia Chapter Annual CLE Conference
    March 27, 2015
    Hyatt at the Bellevue
    Philadelphia, PA

    This event is being presented by AILA’s Philadelphia Chapter. This event is not being organized by the AILA National Office.
  • 12/9/2014 CBP Requests Comments on Forms I-94/I-94W and ESTA
    CBP request for comments on the Arrival and Departure Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Notice includes list of new questions and questions that were changed to mandatory on the ESTA application. Comments due by 2/9/15. (79 FR 73096, 12/9/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120941.
  • 12/9/2014 USCIS Additional Comment Request Period for Form I-612
    USCIS notice allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(2) of the INA (Form I-612). Comments are now due 1/8/15. (79 FR 73092, 12/9/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120940.
  • 12/9/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 9, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 9, 2014.
  • 12/9/2014 Let Your VOICE Be Heard! Write for AILA’s Online Magazine, VOICE: An Immigration Dialogue (.pdf 638 KB) Writing for VOICE is a fantastic way to share your expertise with your peers and raise your visibility. Contact voice@aila.org to propose articles between 500 and 700 words on family– and employment-based immigration, as well as on humanitarian relief and practice management.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081762.
  • 12/9/2014 USCIS Office Closings for 2014 (Updated 12/9/14)
    USCIS alert that the USCIS Manila Field Office is closed due to the threat of heavy rain and flooding caused by Typhoon Hagupi.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010660.
  • 12/8/2014 Your AILA8 for December 8, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120851.
  • 12/8/2014 IJ Grants Withholding to Single Mother Fleeing Violence in Guatemala (Updated 12/8/14) (.pdf 816 KB) The IJ granted withholding to a single Guatemalan woman and asylum to her two children, after giving de minimus weight to the record of sworn statement completed by CBP, which stated that the respondent was coming to the United States to work and had no fear of return. Courtesy of Jacquelyn Kline.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120306.
  • 12/8/2014 AAO Processing Time Report (12/1/14) (.pdf 553 KB) AAO Processing Times as of December 1, 2014. All forms remain current.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120849.
  • 12/8/2014 CRS Report on U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy (.pdf 980 KB) Congressional Research Service (CRS) report providing an examination of family-based U.S. immigration policy, including historical policies, current developments, findings from earlier congressionally mandated commission, potential legislative and policy issues, and recommendations.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120848.
  • 12/8/2014 Chicago Chapter – USCIS Chicago Field Office Minutes (11/25/14) (.pdf 1769 KB) Minutes from an 11/25/14 AILA Chicago Chapter meeting with the Chicago Field Office. Topics include: processing times, mandamus litigation cases, prosecutorial discretion and unlawful voting, change of address immediately after an interview, NTA after I-601 denial, and affidavits of support.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120807.
  • 12/8/2014 DOS Chart on Significant Source Countries of Immigrant Orphans for FY2005-FY2014 (.pdf 187 KB) DOS chart on significant source countries of IR-3, IR-4, IH-3, and IH-4 Immigrant visas issued to orphans for FY2005 through FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120806.
  • 12/8/2014 DOS Chart on Immediate Relative Visas Issued for FY2005-FY2014 (.pdf 220 KB) DOS chart on immediate relative immigrant visas issued by applicants’ area of birth for FY2005 through FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120805.
  • 12/8/2014 DOS Chart on Immediate Relative Visas Issued for FY2014 (.pdf 228 KB) DOS chart on immediate relative immigrant visas issued by area of birth for FY2014, showing a total of 185,130 immediate relative immigrant visas issued for FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120804.
  • 12/8/2014 DOS Chart on Summary of Visas Issued for FY2014 by Issuing Office (.pdf 230 KB) DOS chart with summary of immigrant visas issued for FY2014 by issuing office, showing a total of 467,374 visas issued for FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120802.
  • 12/8/2014 DOS Chart on Immigrant Visas Issued for FY2014 (.pdf 236 KB) DOS chart with immigrant visas issued by foreign state of chargeability or place of birth for FY2014, showing a total of 467,370 immigrant visas issued for FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120801.
  • 12/8/2014 Do You Have a “Former Gang Member” Case on Appeal to a Circuit Court? Tell the AILA Amicus Committee!
    AILA's Amicus Committee seeks asylum/withholding cases currently on appeal to a circuit court, where the BIA has applied its recent precedent, Matter of W-G-R-, 26 I&N Dec. 208 (BIA 2014) and refused to recognize a proposed "particular social group" composed of former gang members.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120840.
  • 12/8/2014 USCIS Detroit Announces New Customer Service E-Mail Addresses (.pdf 502 KB) Detroit District/Field Office announces five new customer service e-mail addresses to use to make inquiries or requests for service on cases that are outside of processing times, to reschedule or request special accommodations for interviews, or to provide address changes for applications/petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120847.
  • 12/8/2014 National Benefits Center Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 561 KB) NBC Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120845.
  • 12/8/2014 Vermont Service Center Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 633 KB) VSC Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120844.
  • 12/8/2014 Texas Service Center Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 615 KB) TSC Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120843.
  • 12/8/2014 Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 623 KB) NSC Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120842.
  • 12/8/2014 California Service Center Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 640 KB) CSC Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120841.
  • 12/8/2014 AILA Comments on DOS Exchange Visitor Program – General Provisions Final Rule (.pdf 744 KB) AILA’s comments regarding the final rule published 10/6/14 amending the general rules governing the Exchange Visitor Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120808.
  • 12/8/2014 EB-5 Processing Time Report (12/5/14) (.pdf 552 KB) EB-5 Processing Time Report released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120846.
  • 12/8/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 8, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 8, 2014.
  • 12/8/2014 CA2 Finds Economic Harm May Amount to Fear of Future Persecution (.pdf 670 KB) The court granted the petition as it pertained to feared future persecution, finding that imposition of an extraordinarily severe fine, even without payment, can support an alien’s well-founded fear of future economic persecution if returned to his native country. (Chen v. Holder, 12/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120850.
  • 12/8/2014 CA3 Says 20 CFR §655.10(f) and 2009 H-2B Wage Guidance Violate APA (.pdf 743 KB) The court vacated 20 CFR §655.10(f) and the 2009 H-2B Wage Guidance, which authorizes employers to use privately-funded wage surveys to set the prevailing market wage for H-2B workers, finding it arbitrary and capricious and in violation of the APA. (CATA v. DOL, 12/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120800.
  • 12/8/2014 Anti-Notario Administrative Relief PSA (Updated 12/8/14)
    AILA National encourages its members and the public to share these print Public Service Announcements (PSAs) with their communities to warn against scammers who take advantage of vulnerable immigrants and spread misinformation.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112000.
  • 12/5/2014 District Court Finds Plaintiffs with Tech Degrees Have Standing to Sue (.pdf 643 KB) The district court denied in part the motion to dismiss, finding union representing STEM workers had standing to sue as members with tech degrees were in direct competition for STEM employment with OPT students on 17- month STEM extensions. (WashTech v. DHS, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120540.
  • 12/5/2014 Your AILA8 for December 5, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120542.
  • 12/5/2014 AILA Leadership Blog: Building on a Shared Moment of Community to Move Forward
    AILA Secretary Marketa Lindt shares thoughts about the President’s administrative relief noting, “For those in the immigrant communities who will be able to emerge from the shadows, there will be many fresh chances to begin new lives with more opportunity, stability, and dignity.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14120507.
  • 12/5/2014 CRS Report on Obama’s November 2014 Immigration Initiatives (.pdf 824 KB) Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the Obama Administration’s November 2014 immigration initiatives. The report discusses what actions are being taken, legal authority and constraints, DACA, standing for challenging the initiatives, and historical precedent for the actions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120541.
  • 12/5/2014 Call for Examples: EAD Adjudication Delays
    AILA and the American Immigration Council have received reports of EAD applications pending beyond the regulatory 90-day processing period and are exploring potential strategies to address the delays. To assess the problem, we are collecting examples of non-DACA-based cases still pending.
    AILA Doc. No. 14111253.
  • 12/5/2014 Q&As from AILA Joint Meeting with USCIS Verification and ICE HSI (11/6/14) (.pdf 573 KB) Q&As from AILA’s Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee meeting with USCIS Verification and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on 11/6/14. Topics include Form I-9, Form M-274, E-Verify, Social Security Administration, I-9 Central, and E-Verify’s Monitoring and Compliance.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120504.
  • 12/5/2014 DHS OIG Report on Unresolved Recommendations as of 9/30/14 (.pdf 959 KB) DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on DHS open unresolved recommendations over six months old as of 9/30/14 that require action, including recommendations on CBP’s implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and managing mental health cases in immigration detention.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120502.
  • 12/5/2014 Financial Management: Stay Out of the Red and In the Black (.pdf 700 KB) Well-managed law firms tend to be more profitable. Regardless of firm size, knowing how to handle different financial matters will help you to stay out of trouble and maintain a profit. This article offers strategic ways to incorporate sound financial policies and procedures for your firm.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120505.
  • 12/5/2014 Member Survey of Implementation of Deferred Action Expansion and New Enforcement Policy
    AILA and AIC would like to know how ICE and CBP are implementing changes to enforcement policy and the expansion of deferred action. Please complete this survey if you have a client who has been in contact with ICE or CBP and is eligible for Expanded DACA or DAPA or is not an enforcement priority.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120501.
  • 12/5/2014 Practice Advisory: Preventing Removal of DAPA- or Expanded DACA-Eligible Individuals
    The American Immigration Council and the National Immigration Project issued a joint practice advisory that offers strategies to facilitate the release from custody or prevent the removal of individuals who qualify for Expanded DACA or DAPA or are otherwise not enforcement priorities.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120500.
  • 12/5/2014 USCIS Notice of Online Tools Unavailability (Updated 12/5/14)
    USCIS notice that it will conduct system maintenance from 12am to 7am (ET) on Sunday, December 7, 2014. During this time, USCIS online tools will be unavailable.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072641.
  • 12/5/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 5, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 5, 2014.
  • 12/4/2014 Letter to Senate Appropriators on EOIR Funding (.pdf 474 KB) A 12/4/14 letter from AILA and other advocacy, legal, service and other organizations to Senate Appropriations Chair Mikulski (D-MD) and Ranking Member Shelby (R-AL) asking for increased funding for the immigration courts, legal counsel for vulnerable populations and legal orientation programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120443.
  • 12/4/2014 Letter to Senate Appropriators on Detention Funding (.pdf 471 KB) A 12/4/14 letter from AILA and numerous other advocacy, legal, service and other organizations to Senate Appropriations Committee members asking them to reject any family detention funding and increase the funding for alternatives to detention.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120442.
  • 12/4/2014 Five Ways to Make the Most Out of Year-End Reviews
    No matter who you are in the process—employee or boss—this is that one begrudging task that no one wants to do. But they’re not so bad, really. Use this week’s PST to implement a review procedure that advances employees and enhances the firm’s goals.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120441.
  • 12/4/2014 DOS Launches In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in Central America (.pdf 555 KB) DOS press release that on 12/3/14, parents lawfully present in the U.S. may request a refugee resettlement interview for their unmarried children under 21 in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Children found ineligible for refugee admission may be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120401.
  • 12/4/2014 USCIS Invitation to Teleconference on USCIS Customer Service Tools (.pdf 583 KB) USCIS invitation to 12/19/14 teleconference to discuss updates to USCIS online customer service tools, in which Customer Service Staff and Public Engagement Directorate staff will demonstrate new features and answer questions. RSVP information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120400.
  • 12/4/2014 District Court Complaint Alleges Immigration Actions Violate Constitution and APA (.pdf 6322 KB) Complaint filed by 17 states in U.S. district court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions violate Take Care Clause of U.S. Constitution and Administrative Procedure Act (APA). (Texas, et. al, v. U.S., 12/3/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120440.
  • 12/4/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 4, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 4, 2014.
  • 12/4/2014 Your AILA8 for December 4, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120444.
  • 12/4/2014 Your AILA8 for December 3, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
  • 12/4/2014 BIA Finds Alleged Facts Constitute Egregious Fourth Amendment Violation (.pdf 660 KB) Unpublished BIA decision vacating and remanding, finding petitioner is entitled to a hearing in support of his motion to suppress evidence since the alleged facts regarding the unlawful search and seizure constitute an egregious violation of the Fourth Amendment. Courtesy of Jonathan S. Greene.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120461.
  • 12/4/2014 USCIS Reminder: EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by 12/29/14 (.pdf 479 KB) USCIS reminder that all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before 9/30/14 must file a Form I-924A, Supplement to Form I-924, for FY2014 no later than 12/29/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120460.
  • 12/3/2014 AILA Quicktake #111: House Hearings on Executive Action
    AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen shares highlights from this week's House hearings on President Obama's executive action and lays out the activity happening next week in Congress.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120307.
  • 12/3/2014 AILA DOS Liaison Q&As with the NVC (12/3/14) (.pdf 637 KB) AILA’s revised notes from the 11/4/14 National Visa Center (NVC) meeting. Topics include: staffing and statistics, processing times, erroneous termination of immigrant visa applications, Affidavits of Support, communication, visa processing for same-sex fiancé(e)s, and visa retrogression issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 14111420.
  • 12/3/2014 Practice Alert: USCIS Glitch Causes RFEs Embedded in Receipt Notices
    AILA members report receiving I-797 notices from USCIS service centers that include RFEs for missing photos in the body of the I-797. USCIS has advised AILA that this is a glitch in the system and is working on removing the language. USCIS will post additional information on its website.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120304.
  • 12/3/2014 OALJ Website Back Online (.pdf 507 KB) DOL message that the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) website is back online.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120301.
  • 12/3/2014 AILA Amicus Committee Seeks Cases Affected By Matter of Jean Holding on “Violent and Dangerous” Offenses
    AILA's Amicus Committee seeks examples of cases affected by Matter of Jean, which announced a heightened standard that requires the government to deny relief to people convicted of violent or dangerous crimes, except in extraordinary circumstances. Please send any case example by 12/12/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120303.
  • 12/3/2014 Welcome New Members
    AILA would like to welcome its newest members.
    AILA Doc. No. 11123049.
  • 12/3/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 3, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 3, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120302.
  • 12/3/2014 Your AILA8 for December 2, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120300.
  • 12/2/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Web Seminar on the B-1 Business Visa?
    Did you miss the recent AILA web seminar on the B-1 business visa? Receive information on the process and timeline for B-1 processing, what activities are allowed on the B-1, requesting a specific period of time, and more! You can purchase the downloadable recording and listen anytime, anywhere.
  • 12/2/2014 EOIR Announces New Administrative Law Judge (.pdf 468 KB) EOIR press release announcing the appointment of Stacy Stiffel Paddock as an administrative law judge (ALJ). ALJs at EOIR hear immigration-related employment cases in the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer. Biographical information is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120264.
  • 12/2/2014 USCIS Invitation to Teleconference on TPS for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (.pdf 765 KB) USCIS invitation to 12/12/14 stakeholder teleconference on Temporary Protected Status designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, with registration period from 11/21/14 through 5/20/15. USCIS officials will explain registration procedures and answer questions. RSVP information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120263.
  • 12/2/2014 BIA Orders Further Consideration of Motion to Suppress
    Unpublished BIA decision remands for further consideration of motion to suppress because IJ did not address respondent's contention that statements in the I-213 were internally inconsistent. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Martinez, 9/25/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120262.
  • 12/2/2014 BIA Holds Florida Third Degree Theft Not a CIMT
    Unpublished BIA decision terminates proceedings upon finding third degree grand theft under Fla. Stat. 812.014 is not a CIMT and notes it reached same result in prior unpublished decision. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Alvarez Fernandez, 9/23/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14120261.
  • 12/2/2014 USDA Release of 2014 Farm Labor Survey (.pdf 481 KB) DOL news release that on 11/20/14, USDA issued the Farm Labor Survey report which establishes the average annual wage rates, by region and the U.S. for field and livestock workers. DOL relies on the average annual combined hourly wage to establish the Adverse Effect Wage Rates in the H-2A program.
    AILA Doc. No. 1412260.
  • 12/2/2014 AAO Reverses L-1A Denial for Chief Operating Officer of Hotel (.pdf 1490 KB) The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision, finding that the petitioner established by a preponderance of the evidence that the beneficiary will be primarily engaged as a manager based on his supervision of subordinate managers and supervisors. Courtesy of James R. Lavigne.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120206.
  • 12/2/2014 USCIS Releases New I-129 Form, Edition 10/23/14
    USCIS released a new I-129 Form, containing an edition date of 10/23/14. After 2/23/15, USCIS will only accept the 10/23/14 edition.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120207.
  • 12/2/2014 Video: Stop Notario Fraud - How AILA Members Can Help
    Michelle Mendez, co-chair of the AILA National Consumer Protection & UPL Action Committee, shares information about combating notario fraud related to the new deferred action for parental accountability (DAPA) initiative. For more information, visit stopnotariofraud.org.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120205.
  • 12/2/2014 Video: Pare el Fraude Notarial / Stop Notario Fraud
    Por favor diríjase a www.parefraudenotarial.org para obtener más información. / For more information, please visit www.stopnotariofraud.org
    AILA Doc. No. 14120204.
  • 12/2/2014 Must the Court Have “Reason to Believe?”
    It may seem absurd that despite dismissed criminal charges, or even the vacature of a drug-related conviction, someone may still face removal based on a consular officer’s “reason to believe” that he or she is or has been a drug trafficker. Martin Robles-Avila explains in the November 2014 VOICE.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120203.
  • 12/2/2014 USCIS Invitation to Upcoming E-Verify Webinars (Updated 12/2/14) (.pdf 649 KB) USCIS schedule for webinars on E-Verify for December 2014, with sessions for both employers and employees. Customized webinars are also available. Registration information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14071651.
  • 12/2/2014 USCIS Message on Avoiding Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Scams (.pdf 519 KB) USCIS reminder that the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program is not currently accepting applications and that eligible Haitians will receive written application information. The program will not begin until early 2015 and interested applicants should be careful of immigration scams.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120202.
  • 12/2/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 2, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 2, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120201.
  • 12/2/2014 Your AILA8 for December 1, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120200.
  • 12/1/2014 AILA Resources on Administrative Reform 2014 (Updated 12/1/14)
    A compilation of resources on President Obama’s 2014 Executive Action, including AILA statements and analysis, government documents and outside organization resources.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032850.
  • 12/1/2014 DHS OIG Semiannual Report to Congress (.pdf 3723 KB) DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) semiannual report on developments from 4/1/14 to 9/30/14, including reports on CBP’s efforts regarding unaccompanied children, recommendations for CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program, DHS’s Visa Security Program, and USCIS’s information technology challenges.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120108.
  • 12/1/2014 AILA Bylaws Committee Report (12/1/14) (.pdf 813 KB) A report from the AILA Bylaws Committee updating the membership on the activities of the Committee.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120107.
  • 12/1/2014 USCIS Provides TRIG Statistics from 11/18/14 Meeting (.pdf 549 KB) Statistics current as of 9/30/14, provided by USCIS at a TRIG stakeholder meeting held on 11/18/14, including statistics on exemptions granted by category, exemptions denied by type of application, and cases on hold by type of application.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120106.
  • 12/1/2014 Carolinas Chapter September Meeting Materials – Federal Litigation (.pdf 1170 KB) Materials from the September 2014 Carolinas Chapter meeting. Members present “Practitioner’s Perspectives/Tips on Federal Litigation”.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120105.
  • 12/1/2014 Former General and Chief Counsels Affirm Law Professor Letter on Presidential Authority to Exercise Discretion (.pdf 460 KB) A letter from former General Counsels of INS and former Chief Counsels of USCIS affirming that they agree wholeheartedly with the legal analysis and conclusions of law professors on the legal basis for granting certain noncitizens in the U.S. deferred action as a temporary reprieve from deportation.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120104.
  • 12/1/2014 EOIR Relocating Memphis Immigration Court (.pdf 522 KB) EOIR press release announcing that the Memphis Immigration Court will close on 12/10/14 at noon to prepare for relocation. The Memphis Immigration Court will recommence hearings at its new location on 12/15/14. New contact information is included in the notice.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120102.
  • 12/1/2014 AILA Statement for House Judiciary Hearing on Executive Action (.pdf 549 KB) AILA statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee for the 12/2/14 hearing on "President Obama's Executive Overreach on Immigration."
    AILA Doc. No. 14120101.
  • 12/1/2014 AILA Statement for House Homeland Hearing on Executive Action (.pdf 555 KB) AILA statement submitted to the House Homeland Security Committee for the 12/2/14 hearing on "Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security."
    AILA Doc. No. 14120100.
  • 12/1/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – December 1, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 1, 2014.
  • 11/26/2014 Your AILA8 for November 26, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
  • 11/26/2014 AAO Sustains Appeal of L-1A, Finding CSC Overlooked Evidence (.pdf 2753 KB) The AAO sustains the appeal of an L-1A, finding that beneficiary will be employed in a managerial capacity in his role as senior technical manager in transceiver engineering and that the beneficiary will assume the same position in the U.S. that he currently holds abroad. Courtesy of Clark Trevor.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112603.
  • 11/26/2014 Free Podcast on the 2014 Executive Actions
    AILA and AIC offer a summary, background, and analysis of the President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions announced last week during this important 40-minute podcast. Download the free podcast today!
  • 11/26/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – November 26, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on November 26, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112605.
  • 11/26/2014 BIA Reverses IJ For Considering Allegations in Complaint Unrelated to Crime of Conviction
    Unpublished BIA decision remands for further consideration of whether stalking under Minn. Stat. 609.749(2)(1) is a CIMT whereas because the complaint on which the IJ relied did not charged the respondent with other offenses. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Enriquez, 9/22/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112602.
  • 11/26/2014 BIA Reverses IJ For Providing Required Advisals During Bond Proceedings
    Unpublished BIA decision remands record because the IJ provided numerous required advisals during bond proceedings rather than removal proceedings. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Deleon, 9/23/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112604.
  • 11/26/2014 Legal Scholars Letter on President Authority to Exercise Discretion (.pdf 555 KB) A letter from 135 law professors on the legal basis for granting certain noncitizens in the United States “deferred action” status as a temporary reprieve from deportation.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112600.
  • 11/26/2014 USCIS Statistics on Asylum Applications Filed by Nationals of Syria (.pdf 518 KB) USCIS provided statistics on asylum applications filed by nationals of Syria, with data from FY1993 through FY2014, with FY2014 data from between 10/1/13 and 9/30/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14081364.
  • 11/26/2014 USCIS Statistics on Asylum Filings for Minors for FY2014 (.pdf 546 KB) USCIS provided FY2014 statistics on minor principal applicants (affirmative asylum applicants under the age of 18 at the time of filing) and asylum applicants of any age filed with USCIS under the initial jurisdiction provision of the TVPRA while in removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 14081365.
  • 11/26/2014 USCIS Invitation to Listening Session on myE-Verify (.pdf 780 KB) USCIS invitation for stakeholders to participate in a listening session on 12/16/14 to discuss a new website for U.S. workers, myE-Verify. USCIS officers seek feedback on user experience and how improvements could be made.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112601.
  • 11/25/2014 AIM: Artesia from a Distance
    For November's Interview of the Month, member of AILA's Media Advocacy Committee and Artesia volunteer Dree Collopy discusses returning from Artesia and taking a case through merits for an Artesia client while being long-distance.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112560.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on All Form Types for FY2014 (.pdf 601 KB) USCIS statistics on all USCIS form types for FY2014, broken down by category (family, employment, humanitarian, citizenship and naturalization, and "other"), by case status (received, approved, denied, pending), and by fiscal year quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061331.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on DACA Applications (.pdf 581 KB) USCIS statistics on I-821D DACA applications, broken down by intake (accepted and rejected), biometrics, and case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) for FY2012 through FY2014, with FY2014 data through the third quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061330.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on N-400 Applications for Fourth Quarter of FY2014 (.pdf 683 KB) USCIS statistics on N-400 applications including both military and nonmilitary cases, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) and by USCIS field office or service center location for the fourth quarter of FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112547.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Date on I-918 Petitions for U Nonimmigrants (.pdf 591 KB) USCIS statistics on I-918 petitions for U nonimmigrant status, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) for FY2008 through FY2014, with FY2014 broken down by quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061354.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on I-914 Petitions for T Nonimmigrants (.pdf 591 KB) USCIS statistics on I-914 applications for T nonimmigrant status, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) for FY2008 through FY2014, with FY2014 broken down by quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061352.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on I-829 Petitions (.pdf 600 KB) USCIS statistics on I-829 EB-5 petitions, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) for FY2008 through FY2014, with FY2014 broken down by quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061350.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on I-526 Petitions (.pdf 596 KB) USCIS statistics on I-526 EB-5 petitions, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) for FY2008 through FY2014, with FY2014 broken down by quarter.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061348.
  • 11/25/2014 Your AILA8 for November 25, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112544.
  • 11/25/2014 CA4 Says Petitioner Who Falsely Claims Citizenship on Form I-9 Is Inadmissible (.pdf 494 KB) The court held that the petitioner falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen on Forms I-9 in seeking the immigration benefit of private employment and is inadmissible under the false claim bar, and the BIA correctly affirmed that he is not eligible for adjustment. (Dakura v. Holder, 11/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112545.
  • 11/25/2014 AILA Amicus Brief on Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Tests (.pdf 7247 KB) AILA amicus brief arguing that a sibling-to-sibling DNA test of 99.5% or greater satisfies the preponderance of the evidence standard. A lower percentage must be considered in light of the totality of the evidence. Special thanks to expert Dr. Monte Miller for his detailed affidavit.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112543.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on H-2A Petitions for Fourth Quarter of FY2014 (.pdf 887 KB) USCIS statistics on I-129 H-2A petitions, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending) and petitioner location (by state and company) for the fourth quarter of FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112542.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on I-485 Applications for Fourth Quarter of FY2014 (.pdf 710 KB) USCIS statistics on I-485 applications, broken down by status (received, approved, denied, or pending), category of admission, and location (field office or service center) for the fourth quarter of FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112541.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Performance Data on I-130 Petitions for Fourth Quarter of FY2014 (.pdf 696 KB) USCIS statistics on I-130 petitions, broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending), category of petition, and location (field office or service center) for the fourth quarter of FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112540.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Additional Comment Period on Form I-690
    USCIS 30-day notice of request for additional comments on Form I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds for Excludability. Comments are now due 12/24/14. (79 FR 69873, 11/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112509.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Additional Comment Period on Form I-212
    USCIS 30-day notice of request for additional comments on Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal. Comments are now due 12/24/14. (79 FR 69875, 11/24/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112507.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Asylum Office Workload for July-September 2014 (.pdf 772 KB) USCIS asylum office workload, broken down by office, stage of the asylum case and nationality, for July 2014 through September 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112505.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Statistics on NACARA Cases (Updated 8/13/14) (.pdf 542 KB) USCIS NACARA workload statistics from 6/21/99 through 7/31/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14051349.
  • 11/25/2014 Contentment After Switching to an Appellate Practice
    Following years of frustration with USCIS and difficult clients, in the November 2014 VOICE, AILA member Rob Heroy describes his switch to an appellate practice and its benefits.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112504.
  • 11/25/2014 USCIS Reminder on E-Verify Record Disposal (.pdf 590 KB) USCIS alert reminding stakeholders that effective 1/1/15, E-Verify transaction records more than 10 years old will be deleted and there will no longer be access to cases created prior to 12/31/04. E-Verify’s Historic Records Report should be created prior to 12/31/14 if records of cases are needed.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112503.
  • 11/25/2014 AILA Leadership Blog: The Business-Related Provisions of the President’s Executive Action – A Call for Prompt Action
    AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Deb Notkin highlights the provisions that would affect business immigration in the President’s plan but notes that while they “can have a substantial economic benefit for our country…they have to be implemented expeditiously to make a difference.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14112506.
  • 11/25/2014 TRAC Report Finds Unaccompanied Children Are Represented in One-Third of Cases
    TRAC report finding that unaccompanied children are represented by an attorney in only about one-third (32%) of 63,721 cases pending in immigration court as of 10/3/14. For cases decided before FY2012, nearly 73% of children who were represented were allowed to remain in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112508.
  • 11/25/2014 FY2014 USCIS Asylum Division Statistics on Credible and Reasonable Fear Cases (.pdf 6100 KB) USCIS Asylum Division report with credible and reasonable fear workload’s statistics for the FY2014. The report also includes statistics on caseload by port of entry and by the asylum offices, and nationality report by top 5 countries.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112500.
  • 11/25/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – November 25, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on November 25, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112501.
  • 11/24/2014 Your AILA8 for November 24, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112451.
  • 11/24/2014 CA4 Says Stop-Time Rule Has Impermissible Retroactive Effect on 1995 Theft Offense (.pdf 518 KB) The court remanded, finding that the 1996 stop-time rule of INA §240A(d)(1) had an impermissible retroactive effect on petitioner’s 1995 credit card theft offense and he was eligible for cancellation since he accumulated the seven years of continuous residence. (Jaghoori v. Holder, 11/18/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112450.
  • 11/24/2014 CA4 Upholds Asylum Denial for Indonesian Christian (.pdf 498 KB) The court held substantial evidence supported the BIA’s determination that petitioner did not qualify for asylum as a Christian Indonesian, and that accounts in country reports and articles with her application were insufficient to compel a contrary conclusion. (Mulyani v. Holder, 11/14/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112449.
  • 11/24/2014 AILA’s Take on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action (.pdf 737 KB) AILA’s summary and analysis of President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” plan announced 11/20/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112448.
  • 11/24/2014 President Remarks on Executive Action on 11/21/14 (.pdf 686 KB) The transcript of President Obama’s 11/21/14 remarks in Las Vegas, Nevada on his plans to use his executive authority to take action on immigration, including providing protection from deportation for parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112447.
  • 11/24/2014 Updated Summary of the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
    Updated AILA summary of the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions announced on November 20, 2014 and November 21, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112446.
  • 11/24/2014 CA8 Says Petitioner Did Not Present Sufficient Evidence of Fourth Amendment Violations (.pdf 505 KB) The court found petitioner did not present sufficient evidence that the officer egregiously violated his Fourth Amendment rights, and the lack of opportunity to cross examine the immigration officer who prepared Form I-213 did not deny him due process. (Chavez-Castillo v. Holder, 11/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112445.
  • 11/24/2014 CA4 Declines to Review Motion to Reopen for Chinese Male Petitioner (.pdf 517 KB) The court found that the BIA’s reliance on the 2007 DOS Country Profile was reasonable and the BIA did not abuse its discretion in determining that the petitioner’s submissions did not establish changed country conditions in China related to the one-child policy. (Lin v. Holder, 11/14/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112444.
  • 11/24/2014 Call for Examples: Delayed Processing of Forms I-90
    AILA Liaison is seeking examples of cases in which a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card was filed with USCIS over seven months ago, and the application remains pending.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112442.
  • 11/24/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – November 24, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on November 24, 2014.
  • 11/24/2014 Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY2015 (Updated 11/24/14) (.pdf 191 KB) Presidential determination on refugee admission, allowing the admission of up to 70,000 refugees for FY2015. The memo indicates that individuals from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador may be considered refugees within their countries of nationality or habitual residence. (79 FR 69753, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14100142.
  • 11/24/2014 CA5 Finds BIA Abused its Discretion by Denying MTR (.pdf 541 KB) The court found the BIA committed legal error by determining that the petitioner was properly given notice through a notice of hearing addressed to the petitioner’s brother, and therefore abused its discretion by denying the motion to reopen (MTR). (Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112441.
  • 11/24/2014 EOIR Swears in Two Immigration Judges (.pdf 528 KB) EOIR press release that Glen Baker has been sworn in as an Immigration Judge in the Salt Lake City Immigration Court and that Myrna Mesa has been sworn in as an Immigration Judge in the New Orleans Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112440.
  • 11/24/2014 AILA Leadership Blog: Action at Last
    AILA President Leslie Holman shares her thoughts on the President’s announced administrative relief in this blog post, noting its temporary nature and calling on Congress to “respond with measured, deliberate, careful consideration of an actual immigration reform bill.”
  • 11/21/2014 Your AILA8 for November 21, 2014
    AILA8 is your daily e-newsletter that allows you to read the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112147.
  • 11/21/2014 DOL Alert: iCERT and PERM Outage Tonight After 8:30pm ET
    DOL alert that there will be a system wide outage Friday, 11/21/14 between 8:30pm and 6am ET. All systems will be unavailable during this time.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101531.
  • 11/21/2014 AILA Quicktake #110: President Obama's Executive Action Announcement
    AILA President Leslie Holman responds to President Obama's announcement on executive action, where is he is using his legal authority to protect millions of people from deportation and fix some other parts of our broken immigration system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112145.
  • 11/21/2014 Presidential Memo on Modernizing and Streamlining the Immigrant Visa System (.pdf 502 KB) Presidential memo directing the heads of executive departments and agencies to development within 120 days, and in consultation with private and nonfederal public stakeholders, recommendations to streamline and improve the immigrant and nonimmigrant legal immigration system. (79 FR 70769, 11/26/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112148.
  • 11/21/2014 BIA Holds IJ Should Have Reviewed Initial I-485
    Unpublished BIA vacates denial of I-485 due lack of healthcare worker certification and instructs IJ to determine whether resubmitted I-485 should be treated as renewed application and whether a continued offer of employment exists. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Kim, 9/19/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112144.
  • 11/21/2014 BIA Scolds Immigration Judge for Criticizing Attorney
    Unpublished BIA decision criticizes IJ for accusing respondent’s attorney of filing frivolous motions for continuance or administrative closure and states that great care must be taken when suggesting an attorney’s conduct is unprofessional. Special thanks to IRAC. (Matter of Perez, 9/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112143.
  • 11/21/2014 Did You Miss the AILA Seminar on Descamps and the Categorical Approach?
    Did you miss the recent AILA audio seminar on Descamps? AILA experts will walk you through the categorical approach and explain the positive implications of Descamps for immigration practitioners. You can purchase the downloadable recording and listen anytime, anywhere.
  • 11/21/2014 DHS Designates Sierra Leone for TPS (Updated 11/21/14)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Sierra Leone for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69506, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112051.
  • 11/21/2014 DHS Designates Liberia for TPS (Updated 11/21/14)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Liberia for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69502, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112049.
  • 11/21/2014 DHS Designates Guinea for TPS (Updated 11/21/14)
    USCIS notice with instructions after DHS designated Guinea for TPS for 18 months, effective 11/21/14. (79 FR 69511, 11/21/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112048.
  • 11/21/2014 Daily Immigration News Clips – November 21, 2014
    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on November 21, 2014.
  • 11/21/2014 President's Remarks on Immigration on 11/20/14 (.pdf 673 KB) The transcript of President Obama’s 11/20/14 remarks to the nation on his plans to use his executive authority to take action on immigration, including providing protection from deportation for parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112140.
  • 11/21/2014 DHS Memo on Parole for Families of U.S. Armed Forces Members and Enlistees (.pdf 1164 KB) A 11/20/14 memo from DHS directing USCIS to issue new policies on use of parole-in-place and deferred action for certain family members of enlistees and the availability of deferred action to undocumented family members of U.S. military members and veterans who were inspected and lawfully admitted.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112101.
  • 11/21/2014 Presidential Memo on Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees (.pdf 194 KB) Presidential memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on the creation of the White House Task Force for New Americans, to assist with the creation of welcoming communities and fully integrated immigrants and refugees. (79 FR 70765, 11/26/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14112146.
  • 11/21/2014 ICE Instructions for Seeking Prosecutorial Discretion under 2014 Executive Action (.pdf 540 KB) ICE instructions for individuals seeking prosecutorial discretion (PD) under the 11/20/14 immigration enforcement priorities memo, including info for detained and non-detained individuals with removal orders, individuals in proceedings before EOIR, and reconsideration of prior PD decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112100.
  • 11/21/2014 AILA Notes from SCOPS Teleconference (11/12/14) (.pdf 986 KB) AILA notes from a teleconference with SCOPS on 11/12/14. Topics include consular return processing times, attorney change of address, RFE templates, DACA renewal processing times, interim EADs, and I-140s.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112160.

 
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