Saturday, January 21, 2023

Nearly 300 groups call on Biden to reverse "asylum ban’’

Led by Human Rights First, 292 civil rights, human rights, and advocacy groups, including UnidosUs, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, ACLU, MoveOn, Hispanic Federation, the Immigration Hub, and Amnesty International, signed a letter to the Biden Administration on Thursday urging administration officials to drop its proposed asylum ban. This ban, reminiscent of an asylum ban Trump attempted to implement, would deny asylum to migrants encountered along the border who transited through a third country without requesting protection or who entered between ports of entry. If implemented, this policy would undermine the Biden administration’s efforts to restore the nation’s asylum system and jeopardize the lives of desperate families seeking safety and refuge. 

“We call on the Biden administration not to break your campaign promise to end restrictions on asylum seekers traveling through other countries. The Biden administration must adjust course immediately and abandon the misguided pursuit of an asylum ban…This announcement marks a full-throated embrace of policies initiated by the prior administration, which by your own description contravened our values and caused needless human suffering,” the letter says.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2023/01/nearly-300-groups-call-on-biden-to-reverse-asylum-ban.html

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