Statement for the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on "Stopping the Daily Border Caravan: Time to Build a Policy Wall"

Statement for the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on "Stopping the Daily Border Caravan: Time to Build a Policy Wall"

May 22, 2018

The American Immigration Council submitted a written statement for the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security for a May 22, 2018 hearing on "Stopping the Daily Border Caravan: Time to Build a Policy Wall." The statement shares our analysis and research regarding the nation's asylum system and the United States' obligations, as well as our deep concern around the administration's family separation policies and increased prosecution of migrants for entry-related offenses that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have implemented. The statement describes the issues around family seperation, immigration prosecutions, and the dangers of fast-track removals related to asylum law.

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