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EOIR extends bar for asylum in CNMI to 2030

  1. Date Announced

    April 30, 2020

    EOIR issues final rule to conform to changes made by the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018, extending the statutory bar for asylum in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2030. [ID #132]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 1, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Asylum, Withholding and CAT
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Prior Policies

  • Previously, 8 C.F.R. ยง 1208.1(a)(2) stated that "no application for asylum may be filed prior to January 1, 2015, pursuant to section 208 of the Act by an alien physically present in or arriving in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands."

    8 C.F.R. 1208

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