Firm Submits Comments on Proposed Federal Regulations on Behalf of the National Citizen and Immigration Services Council 119

July 15, 2020

On July 15, 2020, the National Citizen and Immigration Services Council 119 ("Council 119"), which represents 14,500 employees of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, submitted its comments on the Trump Administration's proposed regulations on asylum, removal, and credible fear determinations.

The proposed regulations are the latest in a series of actions taken by the Administration for the purpose of dismantling the US refugee protection system.  They are designed to make it nearly impossible for migrants fleeing persecution to find refuge in the United States—particularly refugees from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.  The proposed regulations would cause the United States to be in violation of our own laws as well as international law.  As Council 119's members are engaged in the implementation of the refugee and asylum process, the proposed regulation would in essence require them to be complicit in those legal violations.

Council 119 was represented by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.  

Council 119’s comments are available here.

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