As Access To Asylum Narrows, These Alternatives Are Some Immigrants’ Only Hope

As the Trump administration further limits access to asylum, immigration attorneys are pursuing two major alternatives: withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture.

By Elizabeth Trovall & Mallory FalkFebruary 4, 2020 9:30 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

For most migrants fleeing violence or persecution, getting asylum protections in the U.S. has never been easy.

Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has repeatedly tightened the rules, and narrowed who qualifies for asylum. Today, it’s practically impossible.

Immigration attorneys are turning away from the “gold standard” — asylum — and putting more effort into the two major legal alternatives: withholding of removal and the U.N.’s Convention Against Torture.

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