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July 26, 2017

Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act Would Return Persecuted Refugees to Danger

The provisions included in the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 391) would severely undermine access to asylum in the United States. The bill would lead to the deportation of legitimate refugees with well-founded fears of persecution and leave others in immigration detention for months or longer. The bills are inconsistent with American ideals and would erode the United States’ legacy as a global leader in protecting refugees and victims of trafficking. 

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