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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AA63 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Application of the Serious Nonpolitical Crime Bar to Asylum and Withholding of Removal for Recruitment or Use of Child Soldiers 
Abstract:

The Child Soldier Accountability Act of 2008 (CSAA) establishes a criminal offense for the recruitment or use of child soldiers, and also establishes grounds of inadmissibility and removability for noncitizens who have engaged in such recruitment or use. In addition, the Immigration and Nationality Act and immigration regulations provide that individuals who committed a serious nonpolitical crime are subject to a mandatory bar to asylum and withholding of removal. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) propose to amend their companion immigration regulations to specify that noncitizens who are inadmissible or deportable for recruitment or use of child soldiers are considered ineligible for asylum and withholding of removal due to the serious nonpolitical crime bar.

 
Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1208   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1158    8 U.S.C. 1226    8 U.S.C. 1252    8 U.S.C. 1282    8 CFR 2    Pub. L. 110-340 (122 Stat. 3735)    ...   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/02/2008 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1615-AB79  Related Agencies: Joint: DHS/USCIS; 
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
Email: pao.eoir@usdoj.gov