Tell Your Senators: Eliminate the Asylum Filing Deadline
The one-year filing deadline for asylum has caused thousands of bona fide refugees to be denied asylum since 1998. Elimination of the deadline is a common sense fix to improve the asylum process and would protect asylum seekers, while maintaining the integrity and security of the program.
The Senate immigration reform bill includes provisions that would eliminate the one-year asylum-filing deadline. But these provisions could be on the chopping block and removed from bill as early as THIS THURSDAY, MAY 16th as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers amendments to the bill. This is our opportunity to make sure that immigration reform includes fixes to barriers preventing asylum seekers from securing safe haven in the United States.
Urge your Senators to advocate for continued inclusion of refugee and asylum provisions and to oppose amendments that would strike or delay this needed reform.