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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC66 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: "Asylum Application, Interview & Employment Authorization for Applicants" and "Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization Applications" 

DHS plans to rescind two final rules related to employment authorization for asylum applicants. On August 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that modified DHS's regulations governing asylum applications, interviews, and eligibility for employment authorization based on a pending asylum application. (85 FR 38532).  On August 21, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that removed a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum applicant files the initial Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to grant or deny that initial employment authorization application. (85 FR 37502).DHS may in the future engage in further rulemaking on the topic.

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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 208    8 CFR 274   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1615-AC19, Related to 1615-AC27 
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