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Is an “Asylum Ban” really necessary?

By Pam

President Biden and other leaders were recently sent a letter from numerous religious organizations pleading with them not to pursue or enact the proposed “asylum ban.”

This proposal would ban asylum seekers unless they were registered prior to entering the U.S. or sought asylum in other countries along their travels.  Per the Biden administration an app would be developed that would allow travelers to register prior to entering.  An app that most would not be able to use due to lack of financial resources.

One comment from the religious leaders in the letter states:  “Our diverse faith traditions compel us to love our neighbor, accompany the vulnerable, and welcome the sojourner—regardless of place of birth, religion, or ethnicity. Importantly, our faiths also urge us to boldly resist and dismantle systems of oppression.”

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