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Legal Citations for ILW.COM's Seminar
"Advanced Issues In Adjustment Of Status"
Part 1 held on May 27, 2003

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  1. Choosing Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing
    • DOS Cable on IV Processing of Adjustment Cases (02 State 180792)
    • Memorandum from Michael Cronin, Acting Executive Associate Commissioner, INS, dated August 8, 2000 (Subject: Prohibition on Concurrent Pursuit of Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing) (HQ70/23.18)
    • Choosing Between Adjustment of Status and Consular Immigrant Visa Processing:,0408-Klasko.shtm

  2. Impact of 3 and 10 Year Bars
    • HQPGM, June 17, 1997, Additional Guidance for Implementing Sections 212(a)(6) and 212(a)(9), Office of Programs
    • DOS on unlawful presence, DOS 060539, April 4, 1998
    • HQPGM 70/6.2.6, June 8, 1999, INA 212(a)(9)(B)(iii)(II): Asylee Exception to Unlawful Presence, Bo Cooper and Michael Pearson
    • HQADN, March 3, 2000, No Section 212 Unlawful Presence for Some Departure, Michael Pearson
    • DOS on Asylum and Unlawful Presence, DOS 047980, March 2000
    • Treatment of Adjustment Applications for Purposes of determining unlawful presence under 212(A)(9)(B), DOS 102272, May 2000
    • HQ 70/20.11, HQ 70/6.1.5, HQ 70/6.1.6, HQ 70/34.2, May 15, 2000, Procedural Guidance on Admission and Adjustment of Refugees, William Yates
    • Section 212(A)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
    • Section 212(A)(9)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

  3. Adjustment of Status for Status Violators
    • Authority for discretionary grant of adjustment of status to alien with pending asylum application:
      • Mart v. Beebe, No. CIV.99-1391-JO, 2001 WL 13624 (D. Or. Jan. 5, 2001)
      • letter from Edward H. Skerrett, Chief, Immigrant Branch, INS, to Ron Tasoff, Esq. dated April 6, 1994 (HQ 245-C)
      • letter from James A. Puleo, Assistant Commissioner, Adjudications, INS, to Paul Parsons, Esq. dated November 2, 1987 (CO 245-C).
    • Authority for requirement to maintain valid nonimmigrant status only until time of filing application for adjustment of status:
      • INS General Counsel List of Resolved Issues (letter from INS General Counsel Owen B. Cooper to H. Ronald Klasko, Esq. and Daryl Buffenstein, Esq. dated December 10, 1999)
      • letter from Pearl B. Chang, Chief, Resident and Status Services Branch, INS, to H. Ronald Klasko, Esq. and Pamela Cowan, Esq. dated March 13, 1997.
    • Statutory Sections:
      • INA 245(a)
      • INA 245(c)(2)
      • INA 245(c)(7)
      • INA 245(c)(8)
      • INA 245(k)
      • INA 244(f)(4)
    • Regulatory Sections:
      • 8 C.F.R. 214.1(c)(4) -- ultimately change of nonimmigrant status
      • 8 C.F.R. 245.1(b)(6) -- no fault of the applicant or technical reasons for violation of status
      • 8 C.F.R. 245.1(b)(10) -- unauthorized employment or violation of status
      • 8 C.F.R. 245.1(d)(1) -- lawful immigration status
      • 8 C.F.R. 245.1(d)(2) -- no fault of the applicant or technical reasons
    • Memoranda:
      • Memorandum from Office of Examinations dated December 20, 1996 (HQ50/5.12-1 96 ACT .010; HQ70/23-P) (Subject: IIRAIRA Provisions Affecting INA Section 245 Adjustment Eligibility) -- 245(c)(7) and (8)
      • Memorandum from Office of Examinations dated May 1, 1997 (HQ50/5.12-96 ACT.034) (Subject: Processing of section 245(i) adjustment applications on or after the October 1, 1997 sunset date; Clarification regarding the applicability of certain new grounds of inadmissibility to 245(i) applications) -- 245(c)(7) and (8)
      • Memorandum from Office of Programs dated August 5, 1997 (HQ70/6.2.5, 70/6.2.9, 70/6.2.12, 70/23.1, 120/17.2) (Subject: Special Considerations for Adjustment of Status Applicants: Maintenance of E, H or L Nonimmigrant Status; Continued Validity of Unexpired Nonimmigrant Employment Authorizations) -- 245(c)(8)
      • Memorandum from Office of Adjudications dated March 20, 1998 (HQ70/23.1?P96-ACT.003) (Subject: Clarification regarding the effective date of benefits under section 245(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act) -- 245(k)
      • INS General Counsel List of Resolved Issues dated Decemeber 10, 1999 -- 245(k)

  4. 245(i)
    • Memorandum from Robert L. Bach dated June 10, 1999 (HQ 70/23.1-P, HQ 70/8-P)
    • 8 CFR 204.1(c) (proper filing of petition)
    • 8 CFR 204.1(d) (proper filing of petition)
    • 8 CFR 204.5(a) (proper filing of petition)
    • Memorandum from Pearl Chang dated May 16, 2001 (HQ AND 70/23.1)
    • 8 CFR 245.10(245(i))
    • 8 CFR 245.10(J)
    • DOS Cable on AC21 Section 106 Issues dated June 11, 2001((A)P.L.106-313, (B)STATE 27960)

  5. Impact of Failure to Specially Register
    • 8 USC 212(a)(3)(A)(ii)
    • 8 USC 237(a)(1)(C)(i)
    • 8 USC 237(a)(3)(A)
    • 8 CFR 264.1(f)(8)
    • DOS Cable dated May 3, 2003, 02 State 186027 (Subject: Visas and Non-Compliance with National Security Entry Exit Registration System (NSEERS)