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Resolution on Family Well-being through the Asylum-Seeking Process

June 14, 2021


The rights of people who seek asylum are human rights, guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Refugee Convention, which was formally incorporated into United States (U.S.) immigration law through the adoption of the Refugee Act of 1980. As such, we must ensure that the U.S. government never again perpetrates family separation against immigrant communities. Furthermore, we believe the prevailing U.S. policies that have historically criminalized the asylum-seeking process and led to family separation must be addressed.

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