President Biden has announced a new set of asylum restrictions that will deny most migrants access to protection. Tell Congress to speak out against these policies and defend asylum seekers.
Photo by Thomas Gould of mural behind Sacred Heart Church, El Paso, Texas
Feb. 7, 2023
Maryknoll missioners in El Paso, Texas, are seeing and hearing traumatic stories play out on the U.S.-Mexico border. People seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry – a legal act protected by international law – are being turned away, leaving them with nowhere to go after fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries.
“We need President Biden to address the root causes of migration forcing people to flee their home countries,” said Sr. Lelia Mattingly, MM
Instead, President Biden announced on January 5th a new set of asylum bans that will deny most migrants access to protection.
Take action now: Please speak out against these policies and for asylum seekers using the webform below to send a letter to Congress.