Coalition Letter to President Biden on Immigration Executive Orders

February 9, 2021

The American Immigration Council joined other organizations in urging President Biden to build upon the executive orders already issued by the administration that begin the process of ending the illegal and inhumane asylum and border policies implemented by the Trump administration.

The letter urges the administration to swiftly rescind the harmful policies still in place, provide refuge to children, families, and adults fleeing persecution and torture in compliance with U.S. law and treaty obligations, communicate and coordinate with civil society groups assisting asylum seekers, and ensure sufficient resources are dedicated to guarantee a humane and dignified reception of people seeking protection. According to the letter, every day that holdover Trump administration policies remain in effect, people seeking U.S. humanitarian protections are being turned away or expelled to places where their lives are at risk in violation of U.S refugee and anti-trafficking laws and treaty obligations. 

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