http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201110&RIN=1615-AB98DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB98 Publication ID: Fall 2011Title: ●Administrative Appeals Office: Procedural Reforms To Improve EfficiencyAbstract: This proposed rule revises the requirements and procedures for the filing of motionsand appeals before the Departments U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and itsAdministrative Appeals Office. The proposed changes are intended to streamline the existingprocesses for filing motions and appeals and will reduce delays in the review and appellateprocess. This rule also makes additional changes necessitated by the establishment of theDepartment of Homeland Security and its components.Agency: Department of Homeland Priority: Other SignificantSecurity(DHS) Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed RuleRIN Status: First time published in the Unified StageAgenda Unfunded Mandates: NoMajor: NoCFR Citation: 8 CFR 103; 8 CFR 204; 8 CFR 205; 8 CFR 210; 8 CFR 214; 8 CFR 245a; 8 CFR320; 8 CFR 105 (new); ... (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 5 USC 552a; 8 USC 1101; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1304; 6 USC 112Legal Deadline: NoneStatement of Need: This rule proposes to make numerous changes to streamline the currentappeal and motion processes which: (1) Will result in cost savings to the Government,applicants, and petitioners; and (2) will provide for a more efficient use of USCIS officer andclerical staff time, as well as more uniformity with Board of Immigration Appeals appeal andmotion processes.Summary of the Legal Basis: 5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 8 U.S.C. 1101 andnote 1102, 1103, 1151, 1153, 1154, 1182, 1184, 1185 note (sec. 7209 of Pub. L. 108-458; titleVII of Pub. L. 110-229), 1186a, 1187, 1221,1223, 1225 to 1227, 1255a, and 1255a note, 1281,1282, 1301 to 1305, 1324a ,1356, 1372, 1379, 1409(c), 1443 to 1444, 1448, 1452, 1455, 1641,1731 to 1732; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 48 U.S.C. 1901, 1931 note; section 643, Public Law 104-208,110, Stat. 3009-708; section 141 of the Compacts of Free Association with the Federated Statesof Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and with the Government of Palau,; titleVII of Public Law 110-229; Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (6 U.S.C. 1 et seq.); Public Law82-414, 66 Stat. 173, 238, 254, 264; title VII of Public Law 110-229; E.O. 12356.
Alternatives: The alternative to this rule would be to continue under the current process withoutchange.Anticipated Costs and Benefits: As a result of streamlining the appeal and motion process,USCIS anticipates quantitative and qualitative benefits to DHS and the public. We also anticipatecost savings to DHS and applicants as a result of the proposed changes.Timetable: Action Date FR CiteNPRM 03/00/2012Additional Information: Previously 1615-AB29 (CIS 2311-04), which was withdrawn in 2007.DHS has included this rule in its Final Plan for the Retrospective Review of ExistingRegulations, which DHS issued on August 22, 2011.Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Government Levels Affected: NoneUndeterminedFederalism: NoIncluded in the Regulatory Plan: YesRIN Data Printed in the FR: NoRelated RINs: Duplicate of 1615-AB29Agency Contact:William K RenwickSupervisory Citizenship and Immigration Appeals OfficerDepartment of Homeland SecurityU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesAdministrative Appeals Office,Washington, DC 20529-2090Phone:703 224-4501Email: firstname.lastname@example.org