IRLI Attacks Biden’s Asylum Express

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Friday, November 10, 2023
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WASHINGTON—The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has filed a brief in a Texas federal district court urging the court not to dismiss a case against a new Biden Administration rule making asylum easier and faster than before. The rule seeks to achieve greater ease and speed in the asylum process by transferring the authority to make final grants of asylum from immigration judges, where it now resides, to the federal employees known as asylum officers.

n its brief, IRLI shows that this transfer is blatantly unconstitutional. Under the Appointments Clause, government actions bearing the authority of the United States must be performed by properly-appointed officers of the United States. Undoubtedly, final grants . . .