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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AA52 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Jurisdiction and Venue in Removal Proceedings 

This rule would amend the Department of Justice regulations addressing jurisdiction and venue in removal proceedings. This regulatory change is necessary due to the increasing number of removal hearings being conducted by telephone or video conference and will clarify the issue of venue for cases involving multiple geographic locations.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003.20(a)   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    8 U.S.C. 1101 note    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1252 note    8 U.S.C. 1252(b)    8 U.S.C. 1324(b)    8 U.S.C. 1362    28 U.S.C. 509    28 U.S.C. 510    28 U.S.C. 1746    Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950, sec. 2, 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002    Pub. L. 100-105, sec. 203    111 Stat. 2196-200    Pub. L. 106-386, sec. 1506    Pub. L. 106-386, sec. 1510    114 Stat. 1527-29, 1531 to 1532    Pub. L. 106-554, sec. 1505    114 Stat. 2763A, 326 to 328    8 U.S.C. 1229(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/28/2007  72 FR 14494   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/27/2007    
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lauren Alder Reid
Assistant Director, Office of Policy, Executive Office for Immigration Review
Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 305-0289