1. Applications: The Attorney General is tasked with establishing a procedure for considering asylum applications. This may include the requirement for applicants to submit fingerprints and a photograph, as determined by the Attorney General through regulations.
2. Employment: Asylum applicants are generally not entitled to employment authorization. However, the Attorney General has the discretion to provide such authorization through regulations. If an applicant is not eligible for employment authorization, it cannot be granted until 180 days after filing the asylum application.
3. Fees: The Attorney General may impose fees for various aspects of the asylum process, such as application consideration, employment authorization, and adjustment of status. These fees should not exceed the costs incurred by the Attorney General in adjudicating the applications.
4. Notice of Privilege of Counsel and Consequences of Frivolous Application: At the time of filing an asylum application, the Attorney General must inform the applicant of the right to be represented by counsel and the consequences of knowingly submitting a frivolous asylum application. The Attorney General also provides a list of individuals available to represent asylum seekers on a pro bono basis.
5. Consideration of Asylum Applications: The established procedure outlines several important considerations, including identity verification against relevant records, timely initiation of interviews or hearings, completion of administrative adjudication within 180 days of filing, specific timelines for administrative appeals, and potential dismissal or sanctions for failure to appear without prior authorization.