Trump Administration Adds Additional Roadblocks to Asylum

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The Trump Administration announced on Tuesday that asylum applicants will receive denials for their asylum applications if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The new policy will also deny asylum to people convicted of crimes that an adjudicator “knows or has reason to believe” was committed to support a criminal street gang. This new policy will go into effect on November 20, 2020.

Asylum is a humanitarian immigration benefit applied for by individuals who fear severe harm or persecution if they return to their country of origin. For more information on asylum and other humanitarian relief, please click here. The asylum program has undergone many changes since 2016, including eliminating domestic violence victim’s eligibility to apply for asylum, proposal to charge a fee for previously free asylum applications, and eliminating the 30 day guarantee for asylum work permit applications. For more information, please click here.

The U.S. asylum program has undergone many changes since 2016, including eliminating domestic violence victim’s eligibility to apply for asylum, proposal to charge a fee for previously free asylum applications, eliminating the 30 day guarantee for asylum work permit applications, with the most recent proposal allowing border officials to deny asylum claims from applicants from widespread communicable disease. For more information, please click here.

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