US Humanitarian Protection System Struggles Amid Soaring Asylum Claims and System Overhaul

The U.S. humanitarian protection system, renowned for its history of offering refuge, faces unprecedented challenges as it grapples with a record number of asylum claims, outdated immigration laws, and border control complexities. With a backlog exceeding 2 million asylum applications and a surge in U.S.-Mexico border arrivals, the Biden administration implements new restrictions and explores alternative pathways for temporary protection. A Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report, “Outmatched: The U.S. Asylum System Faces Record Demands,” examines the Biden administration’s recent changes, the need for system modernization, and the implications for asylum systems globally. Amid legislative gridlock, the report emphasizes the critical role of Congress in updating immigration laws to ensure an efficient and fair asylum process, essential for effective border control.

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