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USCIS and EOIR Final Rule on Bars to Asylum Eligibility

USCIS and EOIR final rule that adds seven additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum. The rule also sets forth criteria for determining whether a vacated, expunged, or modified conviction or sentence should be recognized for purposes of determining whether an individual is eligible for asylum, and removes the provision at 8 CFR §208.16(e) and §1208.16(e) regarding reconsideration of discretionary denials of asylum. The final rule is effective 11/20/20. (85 FR 67202, 10/21/20)

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20102031.

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