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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC53 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Discretionary Employment Authorization for U Nonimmigrants  

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its U nonimmigrant status regulations by defining a bona fide determination (as provided in section 214(p)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act) and introducing an employment authorization process for bona fide petitions based on a favorable grant of discretion.  DHS also proposes to amend the waiting list. Lastly, DHS proposes to amend its regulations to conform to two pieces of legislation: the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2013.


Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 814    8 CFR 274a     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552    5 U.S.C. 552a    8 U.S.C 1101    8 U.S.C 1102    Pub. L. 113-4   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Maureen A. Dunn
Chief, Humanitarian Affairs Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, Suite 1200, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480