Thursday, February 1, 2018

US changes rules for asylum seeker hearings


Apparently CIS has announced a new policy for scheduling asylum seeker hearings, essentially “last in, first out”.

The policy change is said to reduce the chances of asylum fraud.  But it’s pretty obvious that some asylum seekers would never get hearings at all.

  
Attorney Jason Dzubow has a long analysis of the problem on his professional blog here.   He notes that the Trump administration seems to view most asylum as “fraudulent”.
I’ll be covering this in more detail later on Wordpress.  It would obviously impact LGBT asylum seekers, and Center Global says the problem will be taken up soon at a Stakeholder’s Meeting.  I’ll have more on the LGBT blog when there is some detail. 

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