O.A. v. Trump: Challenging the Asylum Ban


This year the Trump Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection at the southern border. From criminally prosecuting asylum seekers to orchestrating delays and turn-backs at the ports of entry to family separation, the administration is pursuing an anti-immigrant agenda, including an attempt to send thousands of asylum seekers back to the violence and persecution that they fled.

In response to the administration’s latest attack on asylum, Human Rights First, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Williams & Connolly, has filed a lawsuit to protect the rights of asylum seekers.


Vox: A brief guide to the legal challenges against acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

CNN: Justice Dept. to appeal order temporarily blocking new asylum restrictions

Related Resources

Factsheet: Why Do Some Asylum Seekers Cross the U.S. Southern Border Between Ports of Entry?

Factsheet: Withholding of Removal and the U.N. Convention Against Torture—No Substitute for Asylum, Putting Refugees at Risk

Factsheet: President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Plan

Report: Crossing the Line

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Published on November 27, 2018


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