Stop charging asylum seekers $540 (up from zero) to seek refuge in the US!

Stop charging asylum seekers $540 (up from zero) to seek refuge in the US!

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United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will charge asylum-seekers $540 ($50 to apply and $490 for an Employment Authorization Document, up from zero currently) to seek refuge in the United States.

Many asylum seekers are fleeing poverty and/or persecution in their countries of residence. These fees will make it difficult, if not impossible, for many asylum-seekers to apply for refuge in the U.S.

Global asylum laws were created in reaction to the Holocaust. They are supposed to ensure that no one is turned away when seeking refuge from persecution.

USCIS must immediately roll back these counterproductive and unethical charges.

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