H.R.391: Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017

Author's Summary: "To modify the treatment of unaccompanied alien children who are in Federal custody by reason of their immigration status, and for other purposes."

IB's Summary: Comments from The Advocates of Human Rights based on 2015 version: :Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution, but H.R. 1153 would dramatically alter U.S. asylum and humanitarian protections resulting in grave harm to asylum seekers; survivors of domestic violence and trafficking; military members; and abused neglected or abandoned children...H.R. 1153 seeks to increase the standard of proof for asylum seekers initial "credible fear" screenings...


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