On September 19, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a new proposed rule revising the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. The proposed changes were published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 64190 [PDF version]. The proposed changes to the Form I-589 were open for public comment until November 18, 2016.
On November 18, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) submitted its comments on the proposed revisions for the Form I-589 [PDF version].1 The comments include several suggested revisions to the proposal, and are well worth reading.
We will update the site with information when and if the USCIS publishes a new edition of the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal. Please see the relevant sections on our website to learn more about asylum and refugee protection [see category] and withholding of removal [see article].