Petition for Rulemaking Requests New Regulations Governing Access to Counsel

May 25, 2017

This petition, jointly filed by the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, seeks to provide access to legal counsel for:

  • Petitioning individuals/employers and noncitizens applying for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas at U.S. Embassies or Consulates;
  • U.S. citizens and nationals seeking recognition or relinquishment of their citizen and nationality status;
  • Individuals seeking admission to the United States who are placed in secondary and deferred inspection.

For background information, see Behind Closed Doors: An Overview of DHS Restrictions on Access to Counsel.

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