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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AB13 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Particular Social Group and Related Definitions and Interpretations for Asylum and Withholding of Removal 
Abstract:

This rule proposes to amend Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations that govern eligibility for asylum and withholding of removal. The amendments focus on portions of the regulations that deal with the definitions of membership in a particular social group, the requirements for failure of State protection, and determinations about whether persecution is on account of a protected ground.

This rule is consistent with Executive Order 14010 of February 2, 2021, which directs the Departments to, within 270 days, promulgate joint regulations, consistent with applicable law, addressing the circumstances in which a person should be considered a member of a particular social group.

 
Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 2    8 CFR 208    8 CFR 1208   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(42)    8 U.S.C. 1158    8 U.S.C. 1225    8 U.S.C. 1231 and 1231 note    Executive Order 14010, 86 FR 8267 (Feb. 2, 2021)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: http://www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: http://www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1125-AA94, Related to 1615-AC65, Related to 1615-AC42  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