Last November, the Trump administration began categorically denying asylum to those who enter the United States between official ports of entry, regardless of their need for protection. This sweeping change in practice upends decades of fundamental human rights commitments under U.S. and international law and is, in effect, a ban on exercising the right to seek asylum in the United States.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice are now crafting a policy to support this practice. Your legislators have the power to bring the issue to the floor of Congress to debate in a public forum.
CLICK HERE to urge your representative to prioritize protecting the right to asylum for all seekers by initiating legislation to define asylum in a way that reflects our national character as a generous and compassionate people.
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