Immigration Regulations (CFR), 2021 Ed.
|Expected Release Date||5/10/21|
|Length||Vol 1: 1114 pages
Vol 2: 952 pages
Immigration Regulations (CFR) available from AILA is an easy-to-use primary source reference used by practitioners and judges alike. Volume I contains all of Title 8, Aliens & Nationality. Immigration-related sections of Titles 6, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 42, and 45 are covered in Volume II. This two-volume set is updated through March 22, 2021.
Newly incorporated regulations include:
- A DHS final rule restoring the regulatory text to appear as it did prior to the issuance of the August 2019 public charge rule
- A DOJ final rule on DNA collection from immigration detainees
- An HHS interim final rule and subsequent final rule amending the foreign quarantine regulations to provide a procedure for the CDC to suspend the introduction of persons from designated countries or places
- A DOS temporary final rule creating a six-month visa bond pilot program for certain B-1/B-2 visa applicants
- A DOL direct final rule establishing a system of discretionary secretarial review of BALCA cases
- A DHS temporary final rule continuing to allow flexibilities for H-2A workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
- A DOS final rule codifying the eligibility criteria for special immigrant status for foreign nationals who have been employed by, and performed faithful service for, the U.S. government abroad for at least 15 years
- A DOJ final rule and a DHS interim final rule amending the regulations as a result of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018
Many of the rules promulgated by the Trump administration are subject to court orders prohibiting their implementation. Despite the court orders, the text of these rules remains incorporated into the text of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) until new rules amending the CFR text are published in the Federal Register.
Editorial footnotes will be added to AILA’s CFR 2021 to indicate rules subject to a court order prohibiting their implementation at the time this volume goes to press.
Regulations new to the 2021 edition and subject to a court order prohibiting their implementation include:
- A DHS final rule significantly altering the USCIS fee schedule
- A DHS and DOJ final rule making sweeping changes to the asylum system
- A DHS and DOJ final rule adding seven additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum
- A DHS and DOJ final rule finalizing, with minor changes, the July 16, 2019 interim final rule which barred from asylum eligibility individuals who transit through a third country without seeking protection
- A DOJ final rule amending the regulations governing the adjudication of applications for asylum and withholding of removal before EOIR
- A DHS final rule eliminating the regulation articulating a 30-day processing time frame for USCIS to adjudicate initial applications for employment authorization for asylum applicants [Subject to a court order prohibiting its implementation as to members of two plaintiff organizations only]
- A DHS final rule making multiple changes to the regulations on employment authorization for asylum applicants [Some provisions subject to a court order prohibiting their implementation as to members of two plaintiff organizations only]
- A DOJ final rule increasing the filing fees for applications, appeals, and motions that are subject to an EOIR-determined fee [Most, but not all, fee increases subject to a court order prohibiting their implementation]
- A DHS interim final rule revising the definition of the term “specialty occupation”
- A DOL interim final rule amending the regulations governing permanent labor certifications and Labor Condition Applications to incorporate changes to the computation of prevailing wage levels
- A DOL final rule revising the methodology for determining the Adverse Effect Wage Rate for H-2A workers in non-range agricultural occupations
- A DOJ final rule dramatically changing immigration appeals procedures
This book is also available at a discount when bought in combination with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 2021 Ed. — save when you buy the two titles together.