DHS moves to bar asylum-seekers with ‘serious criminal history’ from being released into US at border

The Biden administration is moving forward with a proposal to allow the Department of Homeland Security to quickly deport any asylum-seeker who came over the border illegally and is determined to be a threat to public safety.

DHS agency U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services filed a notice in the Public Register on Thursday of plans to more quickly remove from the United States illegal immigrants who seek asylum and are determined to pose a risk to national security or public safety. 

Until now, federal authorities have not been permitted to consider the risks early on in asylum screenings, allowing them to get released.

“The proposed rule we have published today is yet another step in our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the American public by more quickly identifying and removing those individuals who present a security risk
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