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DOJ/EOIR RIN: 1125-AB22 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Evidentiary Hearings on Applications for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture 

The Department proposes revising the regulations consistent with Matter of E-F-H-L- , 26 I&N Dec. 319 (BIA 2014), to require immigration judges to first conduct an evidentiary hearing before denying an application for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture.

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 1208.13    8 CFR 1208.14    8 CFR 1240.11   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103(g)    8 U.S.C. 1158    8 U.S.C. 1229a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lauren Alder Reid
Assistant Director, Office of Policy
Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 305-0289