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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC49 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 2019 rule.  This rulemaking is consistent with Executive Order 14010 (Feb. 2, 2021).

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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    8 CFR 1240   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1158    8 U.S.C. 1226    8 U.S.C. 1252    title VII of Pub. L. 110–229    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/19/2019  84 FR 63994   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/19/2019 
Final Rule  01/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1125-AA98  Related Agencies: Joint: DOJ/EOIR; 
Agency Contact:
Rena Cutlip-Mason
Chief, Division of Humanitarian Affairs, OP&S
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive,
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Phone:240 721-3000