H.R.4850: Asylum Protection Act of 2018

Author's Summary:  To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, and for other purposes; by striking “1 year” and inserting “30 days”.

IB Summary:  According to a study done on the current one-year asylum application rule, "The one-year deadline threatens the U.S. government’s fundamental moral and legal commitment to protect refugees. Legal experts conclude that the filing deadline results in the arbitrary denial of protection to refugees." Given this, moving to a 30-day deadline would result in even more arbitrary denials. Read more of the study here - https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/1YD-report-FULL.pdf

Status:   Introduced in the House on 01/24/2018. Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4850/text?r=2