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Human Rights Watch
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Watch Comment on Proposed Asylum Eligibility Bars

The laws, regulations, and process governing asylum adjudications are already harsh. Asylum seekers bear the evidentiary burden of establishing their eligibility for asylum in the face of a complex web of laws and regulations, without the benefit of appointed counsel and often from remote detention centers where pro bono legal assistance and family and community support are extremely limited. The obstacles to being granted asylum are exceedingly high; indeed in some parts of the country and before certain immigration judges, almost no one succeeds.....[Citing TRAC data and research].

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