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DHS 'ratifies' Acting Secretary's prior actions in response to GAO opinion

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 23, 2020

    Acting Secretary Wolf signs a "ratification" of delegable prior actions taken as Acting Secretary, in response to GAO opinion and litigation challenging order of succession under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA). The "ratification" asserts that Acting Secretary Wolf properly assumed office pursuant to orders of succession issued by former Secretary Nielsen and Acting Secretary McAleenan. While the "ratification" applies to all prior actions taken by Acting Secretary Wolf from November 13, 2019 to September 10, 2020, it specifically references the USCIS fee rule, 85 FR 46788 (Aug. 3, 2020).

    [ID #1077]

    Acting Secretary Wolf Ratification Order
  2. Effective Date

    September 17, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

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