Zoila is still fighting her asylum case, and at the same time finding the courage to advocate for others. Under Biden’s new rule, she likely would have been blocked from pursuing her case at all.
“I never wanted to leave Honduras. It’s the only home I’ve ever known. But two years ago I was forced to make the terrible decision to flee because home was no longer safe. After a long and difficult journey, my children and I were able to seek asylum in the United States. … Some things are a lot better here, though. Most importantly, we are finally free from my ex-partner’s violence. … As difficult as my journey has been, I know that it could have been even worse. President Biden recently proposed a new rule that would ban asylum for most people. … If that rule had existed when my family came to the border, I probably would have had no chance of getting asylum at all.”