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Paperwork Reduction Act
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, all departments are required to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval, any reporting or recordkeeping requirements inherent in a final rule. This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act. However, as previously stated under Executive Order 12866, the DHS anticipates that as a result of this regulation there will be a reduction in the number of For
m I-765 submissions. Accordingly, BCIS has submitted the Paperwork Reduction Change Worksheet (OMB-83C) to the OMB reflecting the reduction in burden hours for Form I-765 and the OMB has approved the changes.
List of Subjects in 8 CFR Part 274a
Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Accordingly, part 274a of chapter I of title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:
PART 274a--CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS
1. The authority citation for part 274a continues to read as follows:
8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 1324a; 8 CFR part 2.
2. Section 274a.12 is amended by:
Revising the introductory text of paragraph (a);
Revising paragraph (a)(5);
Removing the last sentence in paragraph (a)(15);
Revising paragraph (c);
Removing the second sentence in paragraph (c)(9);
Removing the last sentence in paragraph (c)(10);
Removing the last sentence in paragraph (c)(16);
Removing the last sentence in paragraph (c)(20);
Removing the last sentence in paragraph (c)(24);
The revisions read as follows:
§ 274a.12 Classes of aliens authorized to accept employment.
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Aliens authorized incident to status
. Pursuant to the statutory or regulatory reference cited, the following classes of aliens are authorized to be employed in the United States without restrictions as to location or type of employment as a condition of their admission or subsequent change to one of the indicated classes. Any alien who is within a class of aliens described in paragraphs (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6)-(8), or (a)(10)-(16) of this section, and who seeks to be employed in the United States, must apply to the Bureau of Citizenship and Im
migration Services (BCIS) for a document evidencing such employment. BCIS may, in its discretion, determine the validity period assigned to any document issued evidencing an alien's authorization to work in the United States.
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(5) An alien granted asylum under section 208 of the Act for the period of time in that status, as evidenced by an employment authorization document, issued by BCIS to the alien. An expiration date on the employment authorization document issued by BCIS reflects only that the document must be renewed, and not that the bearer's work authorization has expired. Evidence of employment authorization shall be granted in increments not exceeding 5 years for the period of time the alien remains in that status.
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Aliens who must apply for employment authorization
. An alien within a class of aliens described in this section must apply for work authorization. If authorized, such an alien may accept employment subject to any restrictions stated in the regulations or cited on the employment authorization document. BCIS, in its discretion, may establish a specific validity period for an employment authorization document, which may include any period when an administrative appeal or judicial review of an application or petition is pending.
July 20, 2004
Secretary of Homeland Security.
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