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National Immigration Project Denounces Biden’s Asylum Proclamation

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Posted: Jun. 4, 2024

For Immediate Release 
June 4, 2024

Arianna Rosales,

Washington, DC – The Biden administration today issued a new proclamation that will effectively shut down the U.S. Southern border to people seeking asylum.  The order will take effect at midnight tonight and, with limited exceptions, will suspend the entry of asylum seekers and other migrants at the southwest border. Similar to Trump’s Muslim Ban, this proclamation takes a sledgehammer to long-protected rights, including the right for those on U.S. soil to seek asylum. 

In response, Victoria Neilson, Supervising Attorney at the National Immigration Project, said: 

“With today’s announcement, President Biden has once again betrayed his campaign promises to make the immigration system more humane and just. We saw under Title 42, that it is not possible to ‘close the border,’ and efforts to do so only lead to more crossings in more dangerous locations. This rule is misguided political theater; by mimicking the worst of Trump’s policies, Biden is alienating his base to appease voters who will never be satisfied. We urge the administration to rescind this unlawful and discriminatory policy.”


The National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) is a membership organization of attorneys, advocates, and community members who are driven by the belief that all people should be treated with dignity, live freely, and flourish. We litigate, advocate, educate, and build bridges across movements to ensure that those most impacted by the immigration and criminal systems are uplifted and supported. Learn more at Follow NIPNLG on Facebook, X, and Instagram at @NIPNLG.