Executive Office for Immigration Review January 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Eliminating Exception to Expedited Removal Authority for Cuban Nationals Arriving by Air
Document Number: 2017-00902
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
This final rule revises Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations to eliminate the categorical exception from expedited removal proceedings for Cuban nationals who arrive in the United States at a port of entry by aircraft. This final rule conforms with a parallel Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation. As a result of these changes, Cuban nationals who arrive in the United States at a port of entry by aircraft will be subject to expedited removal proceedings commensurate with nationals of other countries.