FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2022
Huisha-Huisha Decision is a Win for Families Seeking Safety
Washington – The DC Circuit Court handed a major victory to families seeking protection from persecution and torture in their home countries in a decision released today. The policy of using “Title 42,” an obscure public health law, to override our asylum statute was instituted by Stephen Miller during the Trump administration but has been embraced and defended in court by the Biden administration. Today’s ruling makes it clear that the government cannot expel people to danger under the guise of a sham public health order.
In response, Melina Roche, #WelcomeWithDignity campaign manager issued the following statement:
“Today, with the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision on Title 42, we continue to stand firm on calling on President Biden to end Title 42 and fully restore access to asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, including at ports of entry. It is a contradiction for the United States to roll back COVID-19 restrictions while continuing to use the pandemic as an excuse to prevent people from seeking safety. The Biden administration must finally stop defending this anti-immigrant Trump-era policy and build a fair and humane asylum system that welcomes with dignity.”
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