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Public Comment to USCIS on Asylum Application Instructions Impacting Unaccompanied Children

Public Comment/Letter
Issue area
Children and Families
USCIS Benefits
Community Advocate
Published: Aug. 7, 2023

In 2023, USCIS issued revised instructions for asylum applications (Form I-589). The National Immigration Project, along with Kids in Need of Defense and Public Counsel, submitted these suggested revisions to the form instructions and related web pages designed to improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the information relevant to J.O.P. class members (a nationwide class of asylum seekers with previous "unaccompanied alien child" determinations). Learn more about the J.O.P. case on our litigation page.