Following the announcement of new asylum policy restrictions, which grant more power to immigration officers to reject applications and expedite deportations, we are concerned about how these decisions will be made. 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has warned that these changes could exclude people who have the right to stay, preventing asylum seekers from obtaining legal advice or understanding the consequences of a ban. AILA emphasized: “To establish a fair and orderly process at the border, Congress must provide the Department of Homeland Security with the necessary resources and ensure that the truly vulnerable are not denied protection without due process.” 

The government also seeks to partially reduce judicial protection for unaccompanied migrant children, part of the well-known Flores Agreement. As lawyers committed to immigrants’ rights, we are here to help you understand these changes and defend your rights at every step of the process.