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Rights Groups Urge Department of Homeland Security to Clarify Protocols for Asylum Seekers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chad F. Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (by electronic mail) Re: U.S. Government’s Stated Intention to Expel Asylum Seekers is Illegal Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: Our organizations write to make absolutely clear that: (i) expulsions of migrants without adequate fear screenings and subsequent due process would be illegal under U.S. and international law; and (ii) government officials following instructions to implement such expulsions would be acting in furtherance of illegal orders. We call on the U.S. government to clarify immediately how actual and potential asylum seekers’ rights…

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