Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

One Year Filing Deadline Survey

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Eleanor Acer and Vanessa Allyn write: "As part of comprehensive immigration reform, Human Rights First and others are advocating for the elimination of the One Year Filing Deadline in asylum claims and we need your help. 

Human Rights First is collecting compelling stories about ways in which the one year filing deadline has adversely affected refugees.  We hope to use these stories to educate members of Congress and the media about the impact of the filing deadline – how asylum denials based on the deadline create unnecessary hardship for asylum seekers, wastes government resources, and does not provide any sort of benefit to the integrity of the asylum system. 

We need to hear from you as soon as possible.  As a starting point, we are interested in cases in which an asylum seeker was denied asylum,  granted a lesser form of protection (i.e., given withholding but denied asylum due to the deadline), may have actually been deported