Trump administration would dramatically tighten the rules on asylum in the United States

The administration of the trump offers a new resolution, which will make the search of asylum in the United States is extremely difficult for migrants, according to the draft rules issued by the Departments of internal security and justice, writes CNN.

Администрация Трампа резко ужесточит правила предоставления убежища в США

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Rule 161 is painted on the page, which should be published in the Federal register on June 15, lists a number of changes that can create even more serious difficulties for people who want to obtain asylum in the United States.

During the presidency of Donald trump’s administration closed or added obstacles to the process of seeking asylum in the United States. The latest proposed rule, which still must undergo a public comment period and will take effect immediately, no exception.

Aaron reichlin-Miller, political Advisor to the American Council for immigration, criticized the proposal.

“The purpose of the provision for asylum — does not improve the system. The goal is to make asylum impossible,” he said.

In accordance with one of the proposed changes, the application of a person applying for asylum may be subject to more careful scrutiny, if people visited at least one country on the way to the USA, but not sought refuge there. Trump administration applied a similar rule to the migrants traveling through Mexico from Latin America, but the last rule expands the circle of people who may fall under these restrictions (with some exceptions, for example, victims of trafficking).

“The departments believe that the inability to obtain asylum or refugee protection in at least one country through which the alien passed on the way to the United States, could reflect an increased probability that the alien is improperly using the asylum system as a mechanism for entry and stay in the United States, and does not seek protection on legal grounds”, — stated in the draft rule.

The proposed rules also state that illegal residence in the United States more than a year before filing an application for asylum will be considered a “significant adverse factor”, despite the currently existing exceptions. Similarly, failure to pay taxes or a conviction in a criminal case — even if it was removed — may be counted against the application for asylum.

Sarah pierce, a political analyst and Program of the USA immigration policy at the migration policy Institute, said that the rule eventually will speed up and simplify the decision on asylum, but it also “further restrict the number of persons entitled to asylum and similar benefits”.

“Many of these provisions have been in administration for many years, added pierce. — Instead of publishing them as separate rules, the administration has combined a lot of different provisions in this monster, these “rules of Frankenstein””.

The draft resolution proposes to amend the definition of “membership in a particular social group.” Changing this definition could exclude the possibility for a large number of people.

Pierce said that for a country that has for decades been evaluated by the right to asylum on an individual basis, this proposed change “goes against everything on which construction of the asylum system to draw a red line and say that these types of victims did not have the right to seek asylum”.

The list of changes marks another attempt of the administration to trump to revise the immigration system of the United States. On June 9 at the event of the Heritage Foundation, acting Deputy head of the national security Ken Cuccinelli said that the asylum system will be further changes, but the details are not reported.

The administration has already demanded that the asylum-seekers, waiting in Mexico to promote their American Affairs, and also sent migrants to the countries of the Northern triangle to ask for asylum there.

Over the past few months in the pandemic coronavirus immigration system has undergone a number of changes: hearings on immigration have been delayed, suspended reception of refugees and migrants, including children, are largely denied entry into the United States. The proposed rule changes, however, are unrelated to coronavirus.




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