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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AA98 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Implementing Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperative Agreements for Asylum Under the Immigration and Nationality Act 

On November 19, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adopted an interim final rule (IFR or rule) that modified existing regulations providing for the implementation of recent Asylum Cooperative Agreements, agreements formed between the United States and foreign countries that commit to adjudicating the asylum claims of noncitizens removed to those countries. The IFR solicited public comments on this action. The Departments are planning to rescind or modify the November 19, 2019 IFR. This rulemaking is consistent with Executive Order 14010 (Feb. 2, 2021).

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
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 1003    8 CFR 1208   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)(B)    8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(1), (a)(3), (g)    8 U.S.C. 1158(a)(2)(A)    8 U.S.C. 1229a    E.O. 14010, 86 FR 8267 (Feb. 2, 2021)    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule Effective  11/19/2019  84 FR 63994   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/19/2019 
Interim Final Rule  01/00/2023 
Additional Information: EOIR Docket Number 19-0021
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1615-AC49  Related Agencies: Joint: DHS; 
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