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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB49 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Period of Admission and Extensions of Stay for Representatives of Foreign Information Media Seeking To Enter the United States 

This rule amends DHS regulations to better facilitate the U.S. Government’s ability to achieve greater reciprocity between the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC), with the exception of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or Macau SAR passport holders, relative to the treatment of representatives of foreign information media of the respective countries seeking entry into  the other country.  For entry into the United States, such foreign nationals would seek to be admitted in I nonimmigrant status as bona fide representatives of foreign information media.  These changes  apply to foreign nationals who present a passport issued by the PRC, with the exception of Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders.  Under this rule, DHS would admit such noncitizens in I nonimmigrant status, or otherwise grant I nonimmigrant status to such noncitizens, only for the period necessary to accomplish the authorized purpose of their stay in the United States, and only up to a maximum period as determined by the Secretary, with such maximum period not to exceed one year, instead of up to the fixed maximum period not to exceed 90 days set by the current regulation.  The rule would also continue to allow such nonimmigrants to apply for extensions of stay up to the maximum period as determined by the Secretary, instead of for up to 90 days.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.2(i)   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103 and 1184    6 U.S.C. 202   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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 Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Paul Minton
Program Manager, Enforcement Programs
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-1581