The Biden administration has proposed a rule that would unlawfully deny asylum to people seeking protection at the southern border who don’t first wait to apply for asylum in Mexico or other countries they passed through – despite the fact that many of these countries don’t have working asylum systems. In doing so, President Biden broke a direct campaign promise.
This new asylum ban is, at its core, Trump’s asylum bans. It will leave the most vulnerable people in much the same position as Trump’s policy did – at risk and unfairly denied the protection of asylum for reasons that have nothing to do with their need for refuge. Whether from President Trump or President Biden, these asylum bans are illegal: Send a message to President Biden now and tell him not to move forward with this asylum ban.