New Proposed Rule Places US Asylum at Risk


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The LUM Immigration Clinic & Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies are asking individuals and organizations in the Greater Lafayette area to send comments to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice requesting that the proposed rules restricting asylum either be rescinded or that the comment period be extended 60 days. Comments & letters are being accepted until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. To take the pledge or write a personal letter, click HERE. To submit an online comment, click HERE.

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

Interfaith teachings recognize the dignity and sanctity of every human being. This rule would discard those who need hospitality and protection the most. This is a moment of crisis and calling for people of faith. Asylum seekers need you to raise your voice now. To submit an online comment, click HERE.


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