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Public Comment Opposing Proposed Rules on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

The U.S. Department of Justice proposed a rule that would rewrite many aspects of long-established immigration court practice concerning asylum adjudication. 

HIAS opposes the rule in its entirety because it would prioritize speed over fairness, would introduce new hurdles for asylum seekers to ever have their day in court, and would change the balance of power in the courtroom. HIAS believes the proposed regulations would greatly reduce the rights of asylum seekers and would result in the wrongful removal of bona fide asylum seekers to the countries from which they fled, where they would likely face further persecution or even death.

The proposal is not final and was only allowed a 30-day review and public comment process. 

Click here for HIAS’ public comment.