Justice for Asylum Seekers
Under Trump, immigration courts have made a mockery of due process. From case quotas and tent courts to endless politicization, immigration courts have become the administration’s laboratory to assess the fastest way to deport, rather than deliver justice.
With a new proposed regulation, the Trump administration has launched another shameless attack on asylum seekers—and we need you to take action now and send a comment to voice your opposition.
From its inception, the Trump administration has tried to turn immigration courts into deportation mills. This new proposed rule would:
Though the Trump administration has already weaponized immigration courts, this rule would strip due process rights from countless asylum seekers.
There is no justification for this proposed rule. Rushed and biased justice is no justice at all.
By law, the Trump administration is required to accept comments from the public about regulations before they go into effect. We only have until Friday, October 23rd to express our outrage at these rules and send the Trump administration a resounding message that immigrants are welcome here.
It is clear that these proposed regulations are not a genuine attempt to make immigration courts ‘efficient’; with this rule, asylum seekers will be set up for deportation, rather than justice.
Take action now and submit your comment to stop the proposed rule and protect asylum seekers! Complete the form on this page with your info and reference the sample comment below to help you with your comment.
Below is a sample comment that you can modify with your own personal opinion and experiences. The government only reviews and counts unique comments, so DO NOT just copy and paste the sample comment. Modify the text and add your own voice to reflect your own professional expertise and personal experiences, or those of people you know, and explain why you believe the United States must offer protection to those fleeing persecution.
[If you have experience in any court proceeding, including traffic, criminal, civil, or immigration court, discuss how this rule makes a mockery of the impartial decision-making due process demands. What would your court experience have been like if the judge was able to file their own evidence against one party? Why is it important to allow asylum seekers, who may experience harm such as gender-based violence or violence due to their LGBTQ status, present all relevant evidence to make their case? How does this empower judges who may be biased against certain asylum seekers on the basis of their race, gender, religion, or national origin?]
The Department of Justice should immediately withdraw their current proposal, and instead, dedicate their efforts to ensuring that individuals fleeing violence are granted full and fair access to asylum protections in the United States.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Proposed Rules.
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