The women asylum seekers I met need protection, not barriers

Neither national security nor deterrence justifies our family detention practices. We should be supporting asylum seekers, not incarcerating them.

Op-Ed (Texas)

Melissa Johns
USA Today
January 7, 2019
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Tags: Asylum, Courts

Organizations mentioned/involved: Dilley Pro Bono Project (TX)


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A credible claim of deadly persecution is not enough — under U.S. asylum law, it must be coupled with a specific category and the client needs to show in detail why the local authorities won’t help. If they had not had the help of lawyers and other volunteers, many would have been unfairly sent back to horrible dangers.