AI Justice’s Shalyn Fluharty Responds to President Biden’s Proposed Asylum Ban, Calls on Government to Protect Asylum

February 24, 2023

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Miami, FL – This week, the Biden administration published its proposed rule limiting asylum eligibility for migrants seeking safety in the United States. Shalyn Fluharty, executive director of Americans for Immigrant Justice, made the following statement: 

“The U.S. government has a moral and legal obligation to provide a fair opportunity to seek asylum for those coming to our borders in search of safety. Instead of strengthening systems to access asylum and protecting immigrants seeking safety, the Biden administration is planning to reject people and families, sending them back to the dangers they fled. With no exaggeration, this could be a death sentence for many. 

In effect, the proposed asylum ban is an invisible border wall, a cruel way to keep out those in need. We call on President Biden to strengthen the process to seek asylum at the border and make seeking asylum a true option for people who need it.”