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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC17 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants 

The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 created new employment authorization eligibility categories for certain nonimmigrant victims of battery or extreme cruelty. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations governing the classes of aliens in the United States authorized to accept employment authorization to conform to these statutory updates. DHS also proposes to codify current policy, specifically the eligibility and filing requirements and adjudicative standard for certain abused spouses of nonimmigrants seeking employment authorization. The proposed regulatory amendments will provide eligible abused nonimmigrant populations with the information needed to properly file for employment authorization benefits.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214    8 CFR 274a     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.    6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.    Pub. L. 103-322    Pub. L. 104-208    Pub. L. 109-162    Pub. L. 106-386    8 U.S.C. 1105a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andria Strano
Chief, Humanitarian Affairs Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000