Published On: Thu, Aug 19th, 2021

Biden Administration Proposes Dramatic Change to Asylum System Amid Border Crisis

Share This
Tags

The Biden administration wants to let immigration officers grant full approval to illegal aliens claiming asylum, taking that decision from judges. A backlog of asylum cases means the system requires repair, and allowing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers to decide on asylum applications is the start of replacing the system, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a notice of the proposed changes. The proposed process (pdf) would give the officers the power to unilaterally approve applications for asylum, withholding from deportation, or claims under the Convention Against Torture. If an officer denies an application, the applicant could request an administrative review by an immigration judge. “Today marks a step forward in our effort to make the asylum process fairer and more expeditious. This rule will both reduce the caseload in our immigration courts and protect the rights of those fleeing persecution …

Cirtrus.com: Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

About the Author

-