The United States has a proud tradition of providing safe haven to individuals fleeing persecution. A fair, effective, and humane asylum process should be a core American value. However, today’s asylum seekers face a daunting series of hurdles including detention, arbitrary deadlines, and overly broad grounds of exclusion that do not block fraud or protect against security threats. Instead, the rules prevent many fleeing religious, political, ethnic, and other forms of persecution from accessing the asylum process and gaining the protection they need.
Asylum Filing Deadline
Today, we debut a new program in the FirstCast series—Refugee Voices. We want to share with you CJ’s story. CJ is gay and has been a victim of antigay violence in Peru, his home country. He came to the United States to seek safety and create a life freefrom persecution, but he had to face a barrier to asylum: the one-year asylum filing deadline.
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FACT SHEET: Asylum Filing Deadline (2013)»
CASE STORIES: Elimination of the Filing Deadline»