Immigration Officers' Union Slams Proposed Asylum Overhaul

By Suzanne Monyak (July 16, 2020, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The union representing immigration officers warned that the Trump administration's plans to overhaul protections for asylum-seekers will flout decades of case law, joining lawmakers and nonprofits in opposition to a recent proposal.

The National Citizen and Immigration Services Council 119, which represents 14,500 employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including asylum officers, submitted the public comment Thursday, urging the administration to rescind the proposed sweeping changes to the way asylum and other fear-based claims are processed.

"The most extreme in a recent series of draconian changes to the American asylum process, the proposed regulation dismantles our carefully crafted system of...

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