Oppose Biden's Asylum Ban
The Biden Administration is proposing to shut down most avenues to asylum and we have until midnight, Monday, March 27 to respond and tell them why they must not go through with this dangerous plan.
NAC’s standard action alerts invite you to communicate with your members of the House of Representatives and/or Senate about pending legislation. We provide the content that you may or may not choose to modify before electronically sending the letter to those that represent you. This process is both efficient and effective but not how we are going to engage for this pressing matter.
However, we are using a different process to communicate with the Biden Administration through an official comment process to express our strong disagreement with their plans to revive parts of the Trump Administration’s asylum ban.
In late February, the Homeland Security Department and the Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a notice of proposed rulemaking via the Federal Register as a result of the surging migration at the southwest border of the United States and the expected further increase to follow the near-term termination of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Order, known as Title 42, that was implemented early in the Covid-19 pandemic.
People have a right to live in safety and security in their homeland. When this is no longer possible, people make the difficult decision to leave their homeland and all that is familiar to them and seek asylum. The desire for asylum transcends ethnicity, faith, language, nationality, race, and socioeconomic status. The phenomenon of seeking asylum is neither new nor confined to our southern border. People across the globe and throughout time have made the arduous journey with only the desire to experience safety and security in a new land.
The Biden Administration’s proposed rule impedes the rights of people seeking asylum. This highly restrictive policy would prohibit most asylum seekers from exercising their legal right to ask for safety and would force vulnerable people to remain in dangerous situations.
Submit your comment no later than Monday, March 27, 2023. The comment portal will close at midnight, Monday, March 27.
In order to be considered by the Department of Homeland Security, your comment must be unique and different from that of anyone else.
Your submission does not have to be lengthy. It can be as brief as a few sentences about why you personally oppose the ban.
Adding Your Official Comment
Add your personal comment here!
Comments submitted in emails, mailed letters, hand-delivered, couriered, or on any form of digital media storage devices will not be accepted.
Submit your comments on this proposed rule through this link no later than midnight, Monday, March 27.
If you cannot submit your comment by using the link above, contact the Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, by telephone at (240) 721-3000 (not a toll-free call) for alternate instructions.
Some of Our Concerns
Consider Before Writing
The proposed rule:
Do you have experience working/volunteering with refugees/asylum seekers/asylees? What impact did the work or the people have on you?
Do you or does your family have a refugee background?
Do you have relatives or friends who came to this country seeking safety?
Do your (faith) values inform your positions on U.S. asylum policy? How so?