Take Action: Restore Asylum at the US Border

15 April 2021

People fleeing conflict and persecution have a fundamental right to seek protection, but many countries – including the United States – continue to close their borders to asylum seekers because of the pandemic.

In a new report by JRS/USA and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration released a new report, Seeking Protection in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of Asylum. The report finds that restrictions put into place during the pandemic will have long-lasting impacts on US and global asylum policies.

As advocates across the US meet with their policymakers as part of JRS/USA’s Advocacy Day and share this report, take action to support their message and ask your representatives to reinstate access to asylum at the US southern border.