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Photo: Protesting ICE and Deportation Raids Chicago Illinois 7-13-19_1847 (Photo: Charles Edward Miller, cropped.) CC BY-SA 2.0


Joe Biden can save the soul of our nation with these asylum reforms

Asylum advocates have called on Joe Biden to undo dozens of policies under the Trump administration attacking the asylum process of the United States. These include the nicknamed “death to asylum” rule that was scheduled to go into effect this week but was blocked by a federal judge. The rule would make it almost impossible to qualify for asylum, introducing new eligibility bars and further restricting an already difficult to satisfy and narrow refugee definition. Such measures reflect the Trump administration's undemocratic break from even performative compliance with the rule of law, human rights, and our international legal obligations.

Photo: Protesting ICE and Deportation Raids Chicago Illinois 7-13-19_1847 (Photo: Charles Edward Miller, cropped.) CC BY-SA 2.0

The following is an Op-Ed by Chiara Galli.

Asylum advocates have called on Joe Biden to undo dozens of policies under the Trump administration attacking the asylum process of the United States. These include the nicknamed “death to asylum” rule that was scheduled to go into effect this week but was blocked by a federal judge. The rule would make it almost impossible to qualify for asylum, introducing new eligibility bars and further restricting an already difficult to satisfy and narrow refugee definition. Such measures reflect the Trump administration’s undemocratic break from even performative compliance with the rule of law, human rights, and our international legal obligations.

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Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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