New York, NY-Today, the Trump administration finalized new regulations that would annihilate the country’s asylum system. The rules raise the standard of proof for migrants hoping to obtain asylum and allow immigration judges to deny applications for protection without allowing migrants to present their case in court.
After the finalization of the new regulations, Anu Joshi, Vice President of Policy for the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement.
“For four years, President Trump has flagrantly disregarded international law, domestic law, and our moral, humanitarian obligations as he’s dismantled America’s asylum system brick by brick. The result has been a cruel mockery of our long history of offering a safe haven for those fleeing violence and persecution. These newest administrative rule changes are more of the same cold-hearted and racist attacks from a regime pursuing a single-minded obsession to keep Black and brown people out. On January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden must end this egregious assault on American values by immediately rescinding these administrative rule changes that have undermined our standing in the world.”