8 CFR 1208.12 - Reliance on information compiled by other sources.

§ 1208.12 Reliance on information compiled by other sources.

(a) In deciding an asylum application, or in deciding whether the alien has a credible fear of persecution or torture pursuant to § 1208.30 of this part, or a reasonable fear of persecution or torture pursuant to § 1208.31, the asylum officer may rely on material provided by the Department of State, the Office of International Affairs, other Service offices, or other credible sources, such as international organizations, private voluntary agencies, news organizations, or academic institutions.

(b) Nothing in this part shall be construed to entitle the applicant to conduct discovery directed toward the records, officers, agents, or employees of the Service, the Department of Justice, or the Department of State. Persons may continue to seek documents available through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request pursuant to 28 CFR part 16.

[ 62 FR 10337, Mar. 6, 1997, as amended at 64 FR 8488, Feb. 19, 1999; 65 FR 76133, Dec. 6, 2000]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 8 CFR Part 1208 after this date.

  • 2016-07-28; vol. 81 # 145 - Thursday, July 28, 2016
    1. 81 FR 49556 - Motions To Reopen Removal, Deportation, or Exclusion Proceedings Based Upon a Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
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      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Executive Office for Immigration Review
      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016.
      8 CFR Parts 1003, 1208
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