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Department of Justice Preparing New Guidelines to Counteract Asylum Immigration Fraud

The Justice Department is proposing a new set of reforms to the United States’ immigration asylum system, citing the pervasive abuse of the system by illegal immigrants and its inability to resolve asylum claims in a reasonable timeframe.

The DOJ’s 161-page document proposing a wide range of reforms to the system was released Thursday. The reforms would create a new set of requirements for the processes utilized by immigration courts to resolve asylum claim, and would broadly make abuse of the system and reaching asylum claims more difficult.

The asylum system remains one of the most abused elements of the American immigration system. Illegal immigrants with dubious claims frequently use the byzantine nature of the nation’s immigration court systems to set up lengthy asylum processes, in many cases escaping into the country before authorities are cleared to begin deportation proceedings.

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