NYLPI Comments Against Trump Administration’s Proposed Asylum RulesJuly 23, 2020
Senior Staff Attorney Yleana Roman and Legal Intern Will Sheehan submitted comments to the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to asylum procedures. The comment included statutory arguments as well as personal stories from NYLPI’s work with asylum seekers. NYLPI’s clients and the communities we work with face dire impacts if these changes are put into effect. The proposed rules violate domestic and international legal standards and would deny protection to vulnerable asylum seekers fleeing persecution. In our comments, we strongly objected to the substance of the proposed rule and urged the Administration to rescind it in its entirety.
Yleana and Will’s comments can be read here.
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