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Senator Hassan Statement on Asylum Ruling for Members of New Hampshire Indonesian Community

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today in response to a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling allowing members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community who are challenging deportation orders to reopen their asylum cases:

“I applaud the Board of Immigration Appeals for allowing members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community to stay in the Seacoast community as the process regarding their permanent status continues. Many of these families fled religious persecution in Indonesia years ago and have raised their families here, becoming active, contributing members of our economic and civic life. I will keep standing up against the Trump Administration’s misguided immigration policy that prioritizes the deportation of these families, and to ensure that these Granite Staters have the long-term support that they need.”