New York, NY—Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California blocked the Biden Administration’s asylum ban. This unlawful policy was put in place at the end of Title 42 in May, and has been used to deny migrants their right to claim asylum. The ruling put a hold on the policy, which remains in effect for the next 14 days. The Biden administration may appeal the ruling.
Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:
“All people should have the humanitarian and legal right to ask for asylum in the United States as they flee violence and persecution, and today’s federal ruling affirms that right. We applaud the federal courts for striking down this cruel policy. The Biden administration needs to stop bending to the xenophobic MAGA politics of Trump, Abbott and DeSantis. They must immediately abandon the equally cruel and ineffective border policies that will remain in effect, and pivot to creating legal pathways for people to migrate to, live and work in the United States. Doing so will restore our country’s humanitarian commitment to welcoming people who are in need of a safe harbor, and continue our long-established legacy as a beacon of hope around the world.”