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Immigration Law

USCIS Asylum Interpreter Temporary Rule

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/23/2020

"This rule temporarily (for 180 days) amends existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to provide that asylum applicants who cannot proceed with the interview in English are no longer required to provide interpreters at the asylum interview but rather must ordinarily proceed with DHS-provided telephonic interpreters. DATES: This rule is effective September 23, 2020, through March 22, 2021."