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H.R. 4850 (115th): Asylum Protection Act of 2018

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 19, 2018.

Asylum Protection Act of 2018

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) replace the current deadline for an asylum application from 1 year to 30 days from the date an asylum seeker enters the United States, and (2) require an applicant who arrives at a designated port of entry to begin the asylum application at the time of arrival.