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Shutting Doors: How the US is Poised to End Asylum & Turn Its Back on the Persecuted
The US Government has just proposed regulations that would eviscerate the current U.S. asylum system, making it effectively impossible for people fleeing persecution to obtain protection in the United States. If implemented, among other acute concerns, the rule would eliminate gender based asylum - shutting the door to anyone fleeing life-threatening persecution due to their gender, while undoing decades of legal precedent. Women fleeing rape and severe domestic violence, LGBTQ+ individuals facing deadly attacks, and those escaping other fatal gender-based harms in their home countries would no longer be able to find safety in the U.S. if the regulations take effect.

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- Mary Giovagnoli, Senior Counsel for Legal Strategy and Special Programs at KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)
- Charanya Krishnaswami, Advocacy Director for the Americas, Amnesty International USA
- Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Counsel, American Immigration Council
- Kursten Phelps, Co-Director of Client Advocacy, Tahirih Justice Center
- Jennie Kneedler (Moderator), Staff Attorney, ABA Commission on Immigration

Joint Sponsors: ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Commission on Immigration

Jun 23, 2020 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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