EOIR informed conditional asylees granted asylum based on persecution related to a coercive population control program (CPC) that they must report their current address or risk abandoning their conditional asylum grant. The announcement came in response to reports that a number conditional asylees may not have received their mailed notices regarding security clearance requirements or final decisions because of failure to update their address information.
Prior to May 11, 2005, the number of final asylum grants available to individuals eligible for asylum based on grounds related to CPC was capped at 1,000 per fiscal year. When this numerical limit was lifted by the REAL ID act on May 11, 2005, conditional asylees became eligible for final grants of asylum provided they cleared updated DHS background security investigations. As of November 9, 2005, DHS had mailed scheduling notices for security clearance procedures to approximately 11,000 conditional asylees. However, about 5,700 individuals have not appeared for these procedures.
DHS will issue one final re-scheduling of individuals for fingerprinting and data collection by USCIS by mailing notices to addresses on record with EOIR as of June 30, 2006.