NILC Statement on Biden Admin Asylum Change  

May 9, 2024

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NILC Statement on Biden Admin Asylum Change  

WASHINGTON — Raha Wala, VP of strategic partnerships and advocacy at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s new proposed regulation to change the asylum process:

“These counterproductive changes to asylum would make an already painful and arduous process harder for migrant families seeking safety and a better life. They represent another step in the wrong direction by President Biden, when he should instead be focused on immigration actions that move the country forward.

“Just last week, the Biden administration gave DACA recipients and the immigrant rights movement a long, hard fought victory by opening access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. We urge the President to continue to push for actions and legislation that will welcome immigrants, not policies that will further exacerbate the situation at our southern border.”