Monday, October 25, 2021

Biden Asylum Rule Spurs Criticism, Even From Supporters

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"Biden Asylum Rule Spurs Criticism, Even From Supporters" by Mike LaSusa considers responses to the Biden administration's proposed asylum rule.  The a proposed regulation, issued Aug. 18 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice, would empower asylum officers to decide asylum applications and other requests for protection from migrants placed in expedited removal proceedings.  That would be a change from the current system, which funnels such claims to overwhelmed immigration courts.  

According to the report, "[t]he 60-day window for public comment on the proposed regulation saw more than 5,000 submissions, many opposing the rule in its entirety and others offering suggestions for refining it."  The article breaks down some of the issues identified in the comments.  Here are some of the comments:


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