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

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its U nonimmigrant status regulations, with respect to bona fide determinations (as provided in section 214(p)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act). DHS also may propose changes to the employment authorization process and 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: Previously 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  10/00/2021 
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, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000