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Proposed asylum law would make it much harder to gain humanitarian protection in United States: NAPA

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Jalandhar, June 14,2020 (Yes Punjab News)

New asylum law proposed by Trump administration would make it much harder for immigrants to gain humanitarian protection in the United States. This was disclosed here by Satnam Singh Chahal executive director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) in a press release issued here today.

Chahal said that under the new proposed asylum rules, the U.S. will now reject the claims of asylum seekers looking for protection from terrorists, gangs and rouge government officials of the concerned countries .

Satnam Singh ChahalChahal said that Previously immigration officers were establishing the credibility of asylum seekers and accepting or rejecting the claim of asylum seekers on the basis of documents presented by the asylum seekers in support of their claim But now if the new purposed asylum rules implemented then Judges will be allowed to dismiss cases of asylum seekers without court hearings if supporting evidence is determined to be too weak.

He further said that US is known as protector of human rights and by passing these kinds of new asylum rules it can be set back to the credentials of United States that US is a protector of human rights in the world.

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Chahal further said that it seems that there is no credibility in the claim of Justice and Homeland Security departments that the changes would bring more efficiency to a system with an immigration court backlog of more than 1.1 million cases.

Seeking an asylum in the United States is for those people who face persecution for their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group, a loose category that may include victims of gang or domestic violence in their respective home countries and the new asylum rules will narrow the claims of asylum seekers which would mean more rejected claims of asylum seekers. Added Chahal.

He urged the Trump administration and Justice and Homeland Security departments not to close the doors of United States for genuine asylum seekers

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