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Statement: Biden’s Executive Order Restricting Asylum (6/3/24)

“Closing the border and preventing those fleeing violence and persecution from legally applying for asylum is an incredibly unjust, inhumane and undemocratic immigration policy,” said Elizabeth Sweet, Executive Director of the MIRA Coalition. “We urge President Biden to reconsider signing any executive order that will shut down the border or restrict asylum seekers. In fact, leaders in Washington should instead be focusing on investing in and strengthening the asylum system so those pursuing safety may have their cases heard quickly and efficiently. America has served as a beacon of hope and refuge for centuries, and we must not abandon that now.”