PRI’s The World: Biden administration fast-tracks asylum cases

This podcast originally appeared in PRI’s The World on June 4, 2021.

Biden administration officials have begun expediting asylum cases for certain people crossing at the US border with Mexico. Officials say a quicker process can be fair and efficient, but some immigrant rights advocates and immigration judges question whether fairness will be achieved. The World’s immigration editor Monica Campbell reports on the changes, and what they mean for asylum seekers and their families.