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Immigration Law

TFR Extension: Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirement Modification Due to COVID-19

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/17/2023

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending, for a fourth time, the effective date (for 180 days) of its temporary final rule that modified certain regulatory requirements to help ensure that USCIS may continue with affirmative asylum adjudications during the COVID-19 pandemic. DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from March 16, 2023 through September 12, 2023. As of March 16, 2023, the expiration date of the temporary final rule published at 85 FR 59655 (Sept. 23, 2020), which was extended at 86 FR 15072 (Mar. 22, 2021), at 86 FR 51781 (Sept. 17, 2021), and at 87 FR 14757 (Mar. 16, 2022), is further extended from March 16, 2023 through September 12, 2023."