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Practice Alert Update: Proposed Criminal Bars to Asylum - Current Status of Regulations Governing Eligibility for Asylum and (c)(8) EAD

Practice Advisory
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Published: May. 31, 2021

On July 9, 2020, NIPNLG published a Practice Alert examining the intersection of the criminal bars proposed in those regulations. In the latter half of 2020, final versions of all three proposed rules were issued, and were subsequently challenged in litigation before their effective dates. This Practice Alert provides an update on the current status of the rules as they apply to asylum seekers with criminal contacts in light of the litigation developments. As these proceedings are ongoing, this update should be read as a snapshot in time, rather than a definitive final statement of the status of the regulations.