In USA Today, Alan Gomez wrote about how the migrant caravan may pressure the U.S. Congress to revamp America's outdated asylum system. According to Doris Meissner, a former commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, most of the world's refugee and asylum programs were designed in the years after World War II. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall "governments across the globe have struggled to adapt to a new definition of refuge." In the United States, the backlog of pending asylum applications reached 320,000 at the end of September.
Gomez highlighted the work of Labaton Sucharow's pro bono immigration team, which helped secure two asylum grants in October, to help alleviate some of the challenges posed by the outdated.
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