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Immigration Law

EOIR Policy Memo: GUIDANCE REGARDING NEW REGULATIONS GOVERNING PROCEDURES FOR ASYLUM AND WITHHOLDING OF REMOVAL AND CREDIBLE FEAR AND REASONABLE FEAR REVIEWS

EOIR, Dec. 11, 2020

"Establishes EOIR policy and procedures regarding new regulations about credible fear and reasonable fear review screenings and the adjudication of asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture claims. ... The [Dec. 11, 2020 final] rule is effective on January 11, 2021. The changes to the credible fear review procedures and reasonable fear review procedures apply to all aliens apprehended or otherwise encountered by DHS on or after that effective date. The remaining provisions of the rule apply only to asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and protection under CAT applications filed on or after the effective date."