Hope for Central American Families Seeking Asylum

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced recently that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would finally discontinue long-term detention of families who have established eligibility for asylum. To be eligible for this refugee admissions program, the child must first have a parent lawfully present in the United States. That parent must be able to submit a detailed relationship petition and put up about $650 for DNA testing. Both parent and child must undergo DNA testing. If all of these conditions are met, the child is subjected to four interviews. This process is quite complicated and even though it does make them have some more hope it will definitely take some time too happen. How could the United States possibly give them better opportunities at asylum? Is there any possible way to give them more hope?

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