SEEKING ASYLUM is a feature documentary that bears witness to the endless deterrents migrants face when petitioning for asylum in the United States. In a dismantled system that has been designed for failure, we follow one woman’s journey as she searches for protection for her and kids.
Many people view getting to the United States as the final hurdle of the migration journey, but we quickly learn that once in the U.S. the fight has just begun. During one of the most uncertain times in our country's history, Seeking Asylum documents the challenges asylum seekers face and shows why asylum is an integral part of the American Dream that we cannot afford to lose.
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN REFORM THE ASYLUM SYSTEM
ENSURE PEOPLE CAN SEEK ASYLUM
The Biden administration just announced a proposed federal rule to implement a near-total asylum ban at the U.S. southern border.
Sign the Welcome With Dignity pledge today to stand up for restoring asylum and learn how you can get involved asylum local organizations in your area.
The Welcome With Dignity Campaign also has a list of solutions and policy resources for those who want to learn more about what experts recommend we do next.
Asylum is a complex legal process that is practically impossible to navigate without a lawyer and the government does not provide legal counsel to asylum seekers.
Without representation, only 10% of asylum seekers are granted asylum. Once an asylum seeker secures representation they are five times more likely to win their case.
Help fund organizations that provide pro-bono legal counsel to asylum seekers.
REFORM IMMIGRATION COURTS
The immigration courts are a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The same law enforcement agency that is charged with prosecuting immigration cases in federal courts.
This inherent conflict of interest has been used to manipulate the courts for political purposes and fundamentally compromises their integrity.
Urge congress to support the Real Courts, Rule of Law Act of 2022 (H.R. 6577), which creates an independent immigration court that is separate from DOJ.