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Biden Admin Considering Overhaul of Asylum System at Southern Border

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Biden Admin Considering Overhaul of , Asylum System at Southern Border. Under President Joe Biden, the administration could move a portion of asylum cases from the Department of Justice (DOJ) immigration courts... . to become the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We will shorten from years to months the time it takes to adjudicate an asylum claim while ensuring procedural safeguards and enhancing access to counsel, Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, via NPR News. DHS is already responsible for processing thousands of asylum cases a year. Currently, immigration courts under the DOJ are responsible for more than 1.2 million cases in a backlogged system. The big flaw in the system right now is your family comes in, they're going to process you, you may end up with an ankle bracelet and an asylum hearing in three years, Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, via NPR News. And so it's really hard to explain to the country that it's not just an open door, Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, via NPR News