Public Comments / Sign-on Letters

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05/12/2020
On May 8, 2020, ILRC submitted a comment to USCIS opposing a recent USCIS Information Collection notice published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2020 to overhaul the form I-864 Affidavit of Support. USCIS used a form change process under the Paperwork Reduction Act to propose extensive changes in the I-864, I-864 A and I-864 EZ which would further discourage sponsors from pledging support...
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05/05/2020
COVID-19 has made one thing clear; when law enforcement cooperates with ICE this has dire public health implications. There have been renewed and urgent efforts to stop this cooperation, including a recently filed lawsuit California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, et al. v. Gavin Newsom, California Governor, et al ., challenging the transfer of people from state and local custody to ICE in the...
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04/03/2020
ILRC sent a request to USCIS headquarters to provide more information and to also take certain actions to deal with the consequences of the closure of USCIS public services and the impact of COVID-19 on the immigrant public. These are concerns raised by the individuals and organizations with whom we partner. We have promised to raise more issues as the emergency situation continues.
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04/02/2020
The American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, ASISTA Immigration Assistance, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Kids in Need of Defense, and the Tahirih Justice Center submitted this comment in response to the proposed revisions to USCIS Form I-290B, which were published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2019.
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12/23/2019
On December 23, 2019, ILRC submitted a comment in opposition of the Department of Homeland Security’s notice of proposed rulemaking titled, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements,” published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2019, with supplemental information published on December 9, 2019. ILRC submitted...
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10/04/2019
On August 26, 2019, the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) published an interim final rule, effective immediately, with a request for public comments by October 25, 2019. ILRC posted a templated comment urging programs to send in their own responses. ILRC has also submitted its own comments. Here are a few important points regarding the rule: The rule portrays...
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09/16/2019
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center created this template to help you draft your own comments in opposition to this interim rule with request for comment. The new rule can be found here . Comments are due by October 25, 2019. We are very concerned about this rule’s “reorganization” at EOIR that eliminates OLAP, the office that has operated the Recognition and Accreditation (R & A) Program and...

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