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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AB08 Publication ID: Fall 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 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. 1101    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    Pub. L. 110-229, title VII   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  12/23/2020  85 FR 84160   
Final Action Effective  01/22/2021 
Delay of Effective Date  01/25/2021  86 FR 6847   
Effective Date Delayed Until  03/22/2021 
Delay of Effective Date  03/22/2021  86 FR 15069   
NPRM  12/00/2021 
Effective Date Delayed Until   12/31/2021 
Additional Information: EOIR Docket No. 20-0012 Joint rule related to DHS 1615-NYD
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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