The political asylum process in the US
The US is known for offering international protection to the most vulnerable communities through humanitarian programs such as political asylum, refuge, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), inter alia.
Therefore, it is the destiny of thousands of immigrants who need to protect their lives from danger, threat, persecution, violence and war of their countries.
The most vulnerable immigrant communities regularly use the political asylum process and hundreds of them arrive at the borders of the US daily.
However, under President Trump’s administration, the asylum process has changed substantially in recent years. Requirements and restrictions for immigrants to apply for asylum increased considerably during his term.
In fact, the Trump administration has proposed to:
- Reduce the time allowed for immigrants to apply for asylum after entering the US.
- Increase requirements for asylum seekers to request Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
- Request more evidence to confirm that immigrants have been victims of violence or persecution.
- Prevent immigrants from entering the US before having a hearing with a local judge, which can take months or even more than a year.
This policy is known as “Remain in Mexico” or Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP).
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The Trump administration includes new parameters to request political asylum
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Trump administration announced new restrictions on applications for political asylum.
New parameters state that:
- Immigrants will not be able to obtain political asylum or refuge if they have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or intoxication.
- Immigrants will not be able to obtain political asylum or refuge if they have committed crimes that involve gangs.
In addition to that, the new rule prevents immigrants from obtaining international protection if they have been involved in domestic violence, re-entering the US illegally, misdemeanors (previously it was only felonies), identity theft, assault, inter alia.
This rule will go into effect on November 20, 2020. It substantially increases restrictions for immigrants to obtain political asylum or refuge. These limits will reject asylum applications almost automatically if the applicant has been involved in any of the scenarios described above.
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Aside from political asylum, immigrants have multiple legal options to obtain an entry or residence permit in the US. However, it is important to take into account that immigration processes require consistent dedication and persistence.
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