CLINIC and 63 other organizations have asked the secretary of Homeland Security and the attorney general to allow asylum seekers to apply for protection from removal.
In a Nov. 9 letter, the organizations asked the government to exercise prosecutorial discretion in order to cancel or decline to move forward with orders for removal. The detailed letter addresses deficiencies in the process for asylum applicants to avoid being deported and outlines specific change recommendations. It was signed by civil, immigrant and human rights organizations, labor, faith and social services organizations.
CLINIC advocates for all asylum-seekers to be able to access protection and justice in the United States.