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New Asylum Ban Leaves Migrants Stranded: Recommendations to Increase Access to Protection at the US-Mexico Border


In July 2023, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) Migrant Rights and Justice Program visited the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to understand the conditions that people seeking protection face at the US-Mexico border since the Biden administration’s new rule, Circumvention of Lawful Pathways, went into effect. Based on our observations and interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, WRC recommends that the Biden administration abandon its restrictions to asylum and instead uphold refugee law and invest in humanitarian reception of people seeking safety.

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