Date AnnouncedApril 5, 2019
DOJ finalizes without change the 2016 interim rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department -- which includes EOIR's Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) -- in accordance with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. DOJ also responds to comments concerning inflation adjustments to penalties for INA § 274A violations regarding employee identity and employment authorization verification.
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Effective Date of ChangeApril 5, 2019
The 2016 interim rule implemented the initial adjustments of monetary amounts for civil penalties, effective August 1 of that year. Once initial adjustments have been made, the "2015 Amendments" (i.e., § 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015) provide a different process for future adjustments, and DOJ will therefore publish annual adjustments in the Federal Register -- which it did on February 3, 2017 and January 29, 2018.Interim Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment, 81 Fed Reg 42191