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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AB20 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers 

On August 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") and the Department of Justice ("DOJ") ("collectively the Departments") published a notice of proposed rulemaking ("NPRM" or "proposed rule") that proposed amending regulations governing the procedures for determining certain protection claims and available parole procedures for individuals subject to expedited removal and found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture.  After a careful review of the comments received, the Departments are now issuing an interim final rule ("rule" or "IFR") that responds to comments received in response to the NPRM and adopts the proposed rule with changes.  Most significantly, the IFR establishes timelines for the consideration of applications for asylum and related protection by USCIS and, as needed, EOIR and provides that DHS will refer noncitizens whose applications are denied to EOIR for streamlined removal proceedings.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 208    8 CFR 235    8 CFR 1003    8 CFR 1208    8 CFR 1235   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103(g)    8 U.S.C. 1158(b)(2)(C)    8 U.S.C. 1158(d)(5)(B)    8 U.S.C. 1225    8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(3)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/20/2021  86 FR 46906   
Correction  10/18/2021  86 FR 57611   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/19/2021 
Interim Final Rule  03/29/2022  87 FR 18078   
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/31/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/31/2022 
Final Action  05/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1615-AC67  Related Agencies: Joint: DHS; 
Agency Contact:
Raechel Horowitz
Chief, Immigration Law Division, Office of Policy
Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 305-0289