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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC22 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Improving the Regulations Governing the Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Residence and Related Immigration Benefits 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations governing adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence in the United States. The proposed changes include permitting concurrent filing of a visa petition and the application for adjustment of status for the employment-based 4th preference (certain special immigrants) category, including religious workers; permitting the transfer of underlying basis of a pending adjustment of status application; amending the definition relating to ineligibilities under section 245(c) of the INA; changing the age calculation under the Child Status Protection Act; and authorizing employment authorization for certain derivative beneficiaries waiting for immigrant visa availability when they present compelling circumstances. DHS also proposes to amend the regulations relating to temporary protected status and travel authorization and the impact on the adjustment of status eligibility. The intent of these proposed changes is to reduce processing times, improve the quality of inventory data provided to partner agencies, reduce the potential for visa retrogression, and promote the efficient use of immediately available immigrant visas.

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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 204.5    8 CFR 204.12    8 CFR 205.1    8 CFR 209.1    8 CFR 209.2    8 CFR 244.15    8 CFR 245.1    8 CFR 245.2    8 CFR 245.5    8 CFR 245.11    8 CFR 245.15    8 CFR 245.18    8 CFR 249.2    8 CFR 264.2    8 CFR 274a.12    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1103(a)    8 U.S.C. 1153 to 1155    8 U.S.C 1160    8 U.S.C 1254a    8 U.S.C. 1255 and 1324a    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Phillips
Residence and Naturalization Division Chief
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000