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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, 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