President Trump Issues Memo on Asylum

On April 29, 2019, President Trump issued a memorandum directed to the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security on asylum-seekers. The stated purpose of the memo was to enhance border security and restore integrity to our immigration system. In the President’s memo, he calls on the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish new measures within 90 days. Some of the changes that the President is requesting are:

  1. Absent exceptional circumstances, every asylum application in immigration court proceedings should receive a final adjudication within 180 days of filing;
  2. Propose regulations setting a fee for asylum applications and employment authorization applications; and
  3. Modify eligibility for employment authorization applicants and ensure revocations of those who have been subject to a final order of removal.

For now, there is no clear guidance on some of these proposed changes. For instance, there is no guidance on what would define exceptional circumstances or under what circumstances a filing fee would be established for asylum seekers.

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