Amnesty International USA Joins Partner Organizations to Support Legal Challenge to Asylum Ban 2.0

September 5, 2019

On July 16, 2019, the Trump administration announced its latest attack on asylum: a rule stating that any person who had passed through another country on the way to the United States would be barred from seeking asylum here. The rule has been swiftly challenged by advocacy groups in court, and is currently enjoined in the Ninth Circuit – though it remains in effect elsewhere in the country.

Along with several partner organizations, Amnesty International joined an amicus brief authored by the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies supporting the halting of the policy. The brief argues that the rule directly returns asylum-seekers to harm’s way and denies people at risk of persecution lifesaving protection.

The brief can be accessed here.