ASYLUM CRACKDOWN: Sessions Moves to ‘BLOCK’ Asylum Seekers from Entering US

Attorney General Sessions to Unveil Changes to Asylum Rules, Reduce Reasons Used for Asylum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Trump administration has made a decision to stop granting asylum to victims of gang violence and domestic abuse - essentially blocking tens of thousands of people from seeking refuge in the United States, many of them women.

"I understand that many victims of domestic violence may seek to flee from their home countries to extricate themselves from a dire situation or to give themselves the opportunity for a better life", he continued.

The government does not say how many asylum claims are for domestic or gang violence, but asylum seeker advocates said there could be tens of thousands of domestic violence cases in the current immigration court backlog. Earlier, a 2014 immigration review board ruled that "depending on the facts and evidence in an individual case, "married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship" can constitute a cognizable particular social group that forms the basis of a claim for asylum".

Judges will be required to take Sessions ruling into account when decided on asylum cases.

The decision to refuse asylum to the Salvadoran woman, whose former husband raped and beat her for 15 years, narrows who can qualify for asylum when they become victims of criminal activity, as opposed to government persecution.

"This is not just about domestic violence", said Musalo.

"No country provides its citizens with complete security from private criminal activity, and ideal protection is not required", he wrote.

Immigration judges in the USA are required to rule on cases according to the attorney general's interpretation. The Department of Justice remains committed to reducing violence against women and enforcing laws against domestic violence, both in the United States and around the world.

The attorney general did not reveal the specifics of the changes to the law.

Steve Vladeck, a University of Texas law professor, said a key point in Sessions' ruling was that applicants needed to demonstrate that "the government condoned the private actions or demonstrated an inability to protect the victim". She anticipates other cases in the pipeline may reach the appeals court first.

But in the ruling, Sessions said such cases would be less common going forward.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared tough limits on asylum claims Monday in an effort to push back against a flood of illegal immigrant families from Central America.

An administration official said last month that the backlog of asylum cases topped 300,000, almost half the total backlog. As attorney general, Sessions has broad powers over the nation's immigration courts.

Related:

  • Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow has heart attack

    Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow has heart attack

    Trump announced Kudlow's heart attack in a tweet sent minutes before he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Jun 12) tweeted that his top economic advisor had suffered a heart attack.
    True Love Exists!

    True Love Exists!

    Moreover, for the first time, Ivy and David even did not see each other, due to the fact that their communication was online. It should be noticed that these two people began relations just as friends, as they lived in different countries.
    Microgaming’s vision of the future with virtual reality

    Microgaming’s vision of the future with virtual reality

    It is true that this is only a prototype and Microgaming has yet to actually make a huge cultural impact with a device like this. At the moment, players are basically projected into a virtual reality world through the use of this technology.
  • Kanye West accuses Kardashians of cheating on Family Feud

    Kanye West accuses Kardashians of cheating on Family Feud

    In amongst the drama was heckling, oversharing, presidential disses and some pretty saucy questions in which Kim and Kanye revealed that keep their bedroom door locked so that their kids don't catch them in the act.
    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Spectacular dancers will complement the spectacular dance of any composition, leaving an unforgettable impression in your memory. A special chic to the club is given by colorful and incendiary performances, over which a professional choreographer works.
    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s tactical master plan as he plots Premier League success

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s tactical master plan as he plots Premier League success

    This competition of managers started by Pep became even more interesting than the competition of their football teams. He believes that the tough competition will help him and his Manchester City team to go to the next higher level.
  • Sachin Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland beat England

    Sachin Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland beat England

    The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day global defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday.
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op game starring BJ’s twin daughters

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op game starring BJ’s twin daughters

    The New Colossus came out previous year to mixed results, though it certainly had plenty of its own fans. Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis.
    Wise casino advices

    Wise casino advices

    Tips casino players online You need to understand the difference between traditional casinos and online casinos. Still, the main goal, anyway, is to get a prize and the opportunity to become rich without putting an effort.
  • Japan: Bullet train knife attack kills one

    Japan: Bullet train knife attack kills one

    The 22-year-old told police he carried out the attack because he was frustrated, and said he randomly attacked the victims. A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo has left one passenger dead and two others injured.
    Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons

    Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons

    Dwane Casey coaches the Toronto Raptors against the Washington Wizards during the first round of the playoffs on April 17, 2018. The Pistons recently hired the former Nets general manager Ed Stefanski to lead their search for new front-office executives.
    Global Resource Coin

    Global Resource Coin

    In addition, from the year 2018 GRC’s cryptocurrency rate is expected to grow due to its social usefulness and relevance. In order to do this, you need to have a considerable amount of money, a special financial education and a special license.

Comments

Other news