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

Sessions ruled Monday in a Board of Immigration Appeals case involving a woman from El Salvador whose asylum status was upheld in 2016 on claims that she was a victim of domestic violence. "It is nearly certain that women will be killed as a result of this decision that will return them to their abusers".

In the law's current interpretation, foreign nationals can apply for US asylum if they claim persecution or fear because of race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group or political viewpoint, the report said. But Sessions recently called into question whether such cases merited protection under United States asylum laws.

Immigration judges in the USA are required to rule on cases according to the attorney general's interpretation.

Michelle Brané, director of the Women's Refugee Commission's Migrant Rights and Justice program, said in a statement: "Women and children will die as a result of these policies".

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Our nation's immigration laws provide for asylum to be granted to individuals who have been persecuted, or who have a well-founded fear of persecution, on account of their membership in a 'particular social group, ' but most victims of personal crimes do not fit this definition-no matter how vile and reprehensible the crime perpetrated against them. House votes against reviving tech office MORE announced the change in policy on Monday, saying the asylum system was being "abused to the detriment of the rule of law".

"This is a decision that could have an extremely negative on women who are seeking asylum, people who are victimized due to their gender", she said. She said she was escaping from an ex-husband who had physically and emotionally abused her for years, even after she moved elsewhere in El Salvador. In March, Sessions ended a requirement that asylum seekers get a full hearing before an immigration judge, making it easier for judges to close cases they deem frivolous or unlikely to succeed.

He remanded the case of A-B- back to Judge Stuart Couch in Charlotte, North Carolina, for further proceedings.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries. He has also ordered them to complete 700 cases a year, imposing a quota system for the first time.

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