As immigration lawyers, we are at the heart of a vital debate that could redefine asylum policies in the United States. The recent proposal from President Joe Biden’s government, which seeks to intensify the asylum process for those with criminal records or ties to terrorism, highlights a fundamental clash between national security and human rights. This policy, which allows for rapid deportation during initial interviews, emphasizes the urgency of this moment, not only for us as advocates for immigrant rights but for the integrity of our national justice and morals. 

We invite deep reflection on how we can balance security and justice. The current situation not only challenges our legal framework but also the fundamental principles of fairness and humanity that must prevail in our nation.