Asylum Ban: Illegal and Inhumane

The Biden Ban

In early 2023, the Biden administration proposed a rule that would illegally ban many refugees from seeking asylum in the United States.

Our Response

Letter to President Biden – March 15, 2023

Letter to President Biden – January 18, 2023

After he campaigned on promises to uphold asylum, President Biden’s asylum ban is a grave legal, moral, and political mistake.
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The Trump Ban

During the Trump administration, Human Rights First conducted research into the consequences of a similar asylum ban, which was repeatedly struck down by federal courts.

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Upholding Refugee Law

Read our recommendations for the Biden Administration to keep its promises, restore asylum, and uphold refugee law.