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Biden’s Asylum Processing Rule—Three Months in, What Practitioners Need to Know

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Published: Sep. 7, 2022

The Asylum Processing Rule is a significant regulatory change under the Biden administration that allows Asylum Officers to conduct Asylum Merits Interviews of certain asylum seekers who have passed credible fear interviews rather than having those cases referred directly to the immigration court. The Rule was issued as an Interim Final Rule and took effect on May 31, 2022. This FAQ explains what practitioners need to know.