CLINIC's Public Comment Opposing Proposed Rule on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

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October 30, 2020

On October 23, 2020, CLINIC submitted comments in strong opposition to a proposed rule that would dramatically alter procedures for asylum applications adjudicated before the EOIR by speeding up cases without protecting Due Process, making it more difficult for asylum seekers to obtain continuances, forcing judges to reject asylum applications for minor typographical errors, and further eroding the line between immigration judges and ICE attorneys by allowing immigration judges to submit their own evidence into the record. CLINIC recommended that the proposal be withdrawn in its entirety.