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Protecting Rights, Not Just Borders

Each year, thousands of people brave unspeakable hardship to reach the U.S. border and request asylum. Some will be granted asylum, while many more will not. Under U.S. and international law, each one has the right to ask and have his or her case considered. However, a recent lawsuit alleges that Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) agents are systematically denying people the right to even ask for asylum. We look at this claim and how it affects the asylum process.