Report finds ‘serious flaws’ in US treatment of asylum seekers
August 04, 2016
The United States Commission on International Religious has published a report finding “serious flaws” in US treatment of persons seeking asylum.
“Those seeking refuge from persecution deserve to be treated with dignity and should not be confined in prison-like conditions simply for seeking freedom and protection in the United States,” said Father Thomas Reese, SJ, the commission’s chairman.
The commission stated that
a Border Patrol officer questioned the veracity of Chinese Christians’ asylum claims because they could not name the church they attended; the official did not know that many Chinese Christians worship at home.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
- Serious Flaws in U.S. Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal: Children Especially Harmed (USCIRF)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!