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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC69 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Bars to Asylum Eligibility and Related Procedures 

In 2020, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice (collectively, the Departments) published final rules amending their respective regulations governing bars to asylum eligibility and procedures, including the Procedures for Asylum and Bars to Asylum Eligibility (RINs 1125-AA87 and 1615-AC41), 85 FR 67202 (Oct. 21, 2020), and Asylum Eligibility and Procedural Modifications (RINs 1125-AA91 and 1615-AC44), 85 FR 82260 (Dec. 17, 2020), final rules. The Departments will propose to modify or rescind the regulatory changes promulgated in these two final rules consistent with Executive Order 14010 (Feb. 2, 2021).

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 208    8 CFR 235    8 CFR 1003    8 CFR 1208    8 CFR 1235   
Legal Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135, sec. 1102, as amended    8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(1)    8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(3)    8 U.S.C. 1103(g)    8 U.S.C. 1225(b)    8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(3) and 1231 (note)    8 U.S.C. 1158   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The Departments are reviewing these regulations in light of the issuance of Executive Order 14010 and Executive Order 14012. This rule is needed to restore and strengthen the asylum system and to address inconsistencies with the goals and principles outlined in Executive Order 14010 and Executive Order 14012.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The Departments are currently considering the specific cost and benefit impacts of the proposed provisions.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1125-AA87, Split from 1615-AC41, Related to 1125-AA91, Related to 1615-AC44, Related to 1125-AB12  Related Agencies: Joint: DOJ; 
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