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EOIR extends bar for asylum in CNMI to 2030

  1. Original 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]

    Implementation of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018
  2. Effective Date

    June 1, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Asylum, Withholding and CAT
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • March 5, 2003

    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


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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