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USCIS and EOIR Final Rule on Bars to Asylum Eligibility

10/21/20 AILA Doc. No. 20102031. Asylum, Removal & Relief

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)

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20102031.