How to Repair the U.S. Asylum and Refugee Resettlement Systems

Building on the long history of bipartisan support for U.S. leadership in protecting refugees, the Obama Administration––with leadership and engagement from the White House––should in its second term reevaluate and reform provisions of law, policies, and practices that are inconsistent with U.S. human rights commitments and values. Many of these policies and practices can be changed administratively. Some of these reforms––like the elimination of the one-year asylum filing deadline––can and should be included as components of comprehensive immigration reform initiatives.


Published on November 30, 2012


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