Yet again, the Administration is trying to make sweeping changes to our immigration system through hard-to-follow regulations. And yet again, HRI is joining its voice with people across our country fighting back.
At issue last week: the Administration’s proposal to change the way the appeals process works for people going through the immigration system. As our comment explains, the proposal will make the already confusing system especially challenging for survivors of gender-based violence.
(Check out this great post from our friends at Law360 explaining why this is yet another dangerous proposal eroding the limited due process afforded in our immigration system.)
This proposal comes on the heels of several others, including:
- Its September 23 proposal adding even more hurdles for asylum applicants, including unreasonable deadlines and limitations on admissible evidence;
- Its September 11 proposal to dramatically increase biometric information collected and indefinitely retained from anyone going through the immigration process, raising serious privacy concerns;
- Its July 9 proposal to use COVID-19 and other public health outbreaks as pretext to permanently close our borders to asylum seekers; and
- Its June 15 proposal to rewrite our standards for asylum, with special harm to LGBTQIA people, women, and children.
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