ADC Immigration Law Advisory Second Phase of Registration with INS
WASHINGTON DC – Today, Friday, November 22, 2002, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a second phase of the new Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) registration requirement. Please note that this second phase is different from the first phase announced in early November.
This second phase requires all men: born on or before December 2, 1986; who are citizens or nationals of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, or Yemen; who have entered the United States on or before September 30, 2002; and who will remain in the United States until at least January 10, 2003, to submit to special registration procedures with the INS.
Individuals who fit the criteria must register between December 2, 2002, and January 10, 2003, or face possible deportation.
All individuals fitting this criteria must register with a U.S. immigration officer by January 10, 2003. Individuals who fail to register may be subject to deportation.
WHO MUST REGISTER –
Any male citizen or national of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, or Yemen who last entered the United States as a non-immigrant prior to September 30, 2002, and was born on or before December 2, 1986, and plans to remain in the US until at least January 10, 2003, must register at the local INS office. Individuals are asked to walk-in voluntarily and without an appointment. This also applies to individuals who may hold dual citizenship or nationality (excluding US citizens).
The following individuals are not required to register:
1) Diplomats or others individuals admitted under ‘A’ or ‘G’ visas;
2) Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) and other immigrant aliens, such as refugees;
3) Asylum applicants who filed before November 22, 2002; and,
4) Asylum grantees.
PROCEDURES FOR REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENT TO REPORT BACK TO THE INS:
1) Submit passport, form I-94, a second form of identification, proof of residence in the United States, such as school registration.
2) Individuals will be fingerprinted and photographed.
3) Individuals will be required to answer questions under oath during an interview with an INS officer.
4) Individuals will be provided forms to report any change of address while in the United States. Please be advised that there is a requirement to report back to the INS once a year for as long as the person is in the United States.
Vist the INS website for more information – http://www.ins.gov/graphics/lawenfor/specialreg/index.htm