USCIS Temporary Final Rule on Interpreters at Asylum Interviews
USCIS temporary final rule providing that, from 9/23/20 through 3/22/21, asylum applicants who cannot proceed with the interview in English must ordinarily use DHS-provided telephonic interpreters, due to COVID-19. (85 FR 59655, 9/23/20)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
8 CFR Part 208
[CIS No. 2671–20; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2020–0017]
Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirement Modification Due to COVID–19
AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
ACTION: Temporary final rule.
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