No Asylum for Those from High-Risk Countries

It is the latest immigration move by the president’s administration.

A joint proposal was released Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department that would empower border authorities to deny asylum to people from countries that have widespread, deadly communicable disease. Denying asylum to those from high-risk countries would combat disease in the United States, and in some cases, stop it before it reaches American soil.

“It is difficult to predict the impact that another emerging, or re-emerging communicable disease would have on the United States public health system,” reads the proposal signed by Attorney General William Barr and Chad Mizelle, Homeland Security’s acting general counsel. “Modern pandemics, spread through international travel, can engulf the world in three months or less, can last from 12 to 18 months, and are not considered one-time events.” They rest their argument on the experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A 30-day comment period is underway, and the proposal would take effect sometime after the time for public comment ends.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump’s Administration as it awaits the 30-day public comment period before the new asylum ban would take place.
  • About the need to protect the American homeland from diseases that may be transmitted by travelers or asylum seekers.

Sources: Reuters, Newsmax, AP


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