Public Comments / Sign-on Letters

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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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06/17/2019
On June 5, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a third notice regarding its plans to dramatically change fee waiver eligibility and process. The June 5 notice attempts to provide additional justification for its plan to eliminate means-tested benefits as a basis for requesting a fee waiver, among other changes, following April 5...
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05/06/2019
This comment period has closed. Click here respond to the latest notice of proposed fee waiver rule change. On April 5, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed change to fee waiver eligibility and process. The April 5 notice announces USCIS’ intention to proceed with a plan, previously published on September 28, 2018 , to...
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08/29/2019
On August 8, 2019 the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a second opportunity for notice and comment on the new USCIS Tip Form to collect information from the public regarding purported immigration fraud. The publication of this form signals another dangerous and insidious shift in USCIS’s transformation from an agency serving immigrants and...
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11/19/2018
On October 10, 2018, DHS issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to drastically change how the agency adjudicates the public charge ground of inadmissibility. The proposal would include the use Medicaid, subsidized housing (including Section 8), and SNAP (Food Stamps) to the types of benefits that count against an intending immigrant in the public charge determination. In addition, the proposed...
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11/13/2018
This comment period has closed. Click here respond to the latest notice of proposed fee waiver rule change. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to transform the fee waiver application process by making it more difficult for individuals to obtain fee waivers when seeking immigration relief. On September 28, 2018, it issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to drastically change...

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