New Proposed Rule Places U.S. Asylum System at Grave Risk

Last Updated

June 26, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a NPRM attempting to eliminate asylum for the most vulnerable of asylum seekers. This massive rule would essentially abolish the asylum system in violation of international and domestic law. The rule would:

  • Violate asylum seekers’ due process rights
  • Heighten the credible fear standard for most
  • Foreclose asylum for those fleeing gender- and gang-based violence
  • Give asylum adjudicators unfettered discretion to deny asylum applications.

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#Comments4Asylum Interfaith Toolkit

Interfaith teachings recognize the dignity and sanctity of every human being. This rule would discard those who need hospitality and protection the most. Use this toolkit for information on submitting your public comment, the #Comment4Asylum Pledge and other ways to speak out for the rights of asylum seekers.

Submit a Public Comment

Use this click-to-comment campaign to learn more and submit your comment to the administration today! The click-to-comment campaign will close 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 15.

Organizational Template Comment

Use this template to help immigration services organizations draft a public comment in response to the administration’s proposed Asylum Rule, which would eliminate asylum for the vast majority of asylum seekers.

Before you submit your comment, please remember to include client stories or any unique situation that brings you to submit this comment.


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