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UN migration and refugee agencies cite ‘fundamental’ right to asylum after US moves to restrict it

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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The U.N.'s migration and refugee agencies expressed concern over Biden administration plans for new asylum restrictions in the United States and said the right to asylum is fundamental.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability ahead of the November elections.

The move would bar migrants from being granted asylum when officials deem that the southern border with Mexico is overwhelmed. It comes after the collapse months ago of a bipartisan border...

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https://apnews.com/article/unchr-concern-asylum-refugees-usa-biden-restrictions-bef71e8f52088bef114ed3978d38ed16

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