Our Comment on President Biden’s Asylum Ban

Last month, we submitted an organizational comment to the Federal Register detailing our opposition to and concerns with the Biden administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would severely restrict access to asylum for most people seeking protection in the United States. 

If enacted, the rule would render migrants ineligible for asylum unless that they can demonstrate that they applied for and were denied asylum in a country they traveled through on their way to the U.S. Asylum seekers would also be required to schedule an appointment through the CBPOne app to present at a port of entry, a process which puts yet another hurdle in place for many migrants, especially those who are in imminently dangerous situations, those who don’t speak English or Spanish, and Black and Indigenous migrants.  

In our comment, we detailed our many concerns with this rule, which is reminiscent of a similar policy that was implemented by the Trump administration before it was struck down in the courts. Our full comment is available to read here.