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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC57 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Security Bars and Processing 

On December 23, 2020, DHS and DOJ (collectively, the Departments”) published a final rule to clarify that the danger to the security of the United States statutory bar to eligibility for asylum and withholding of removal encompass certain emergency public health concerns and make certain other changes.  As of March 22, 2021, the rule’s effective date was delayed to December 31, 2021.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 208    8 CFR 1208   
Legal Authority: Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (“IIRIRA”), Publ. L. 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009, sec. 604(a) (codified at INA 208(b)(2)(C), 8 U.S.C. 1158(b)(2)(C))    INA 241(b)(3)(B), 8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(3)(B)    Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act (“FARRA”), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681-822, sec. 2242 (1998)    INA 235(b), 8 U.S.C. 1225(b)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/09/2020  85 FR 41201   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/10/2020 
Final Action  12/23/2020  85 FR 84160   
Final Action Effective  01/22/2021 
Final Rule; Delay of Effective Date  01/25/2021  86 FR 6847   
Final Rule; Effective Date Delayed Until  03/22/2021 
Interim Final Rule; Delay of Effective Date  03/22/2021  86 FR 15069   
Interim Final Rule Effective Date Delayed Until  12/31/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1125-AB08, Related to 1615-AC69  Related Agencies: Joint: DOJ/EOIR; 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Davidson
Asylum Division Chief, Refugee Asylum and International Affairs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000