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February 12, 2013

Statement for Congress: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Hearing

In a statement submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to seize the opportunity to renew America’s promise to refugees. Her statement urges Congress to live up to its commitment to those who seek protection by repairing the U.S. asylum system as part of any comprehensive immigration reform legislation. It also highlights four main problems in the current asylum system and provides detailed recommendations to address each.