Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

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

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

People fleeing domestic or gang violence do not qualify for asylum in the United States, attorney general Jeff Sessions said on Monday, overturning an earlier immigration board decision. The woman, who is only identified by her initials, had won an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals, which had overturned a lower immigration court judge's denial of her asylum petition.

In a deciding opinion on a case of an unidentified woman from El Salvador who was raped and beaten by her husband for years, Sessions said that asylum seekers must prove that they suffer persecution arising from their membership in a distinct group. "Today I will be exercising the responsibility given to me under the [Immigration and Nationality Act], I will be issuing a decision that restores sound principles of asylum and long-standing principles of immigration law".

"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", Sessions said in his ruling. In this instance, he used a case involving a victim of domestic violence from El Salvador to rule that survivors of such "private" crimes are not eligible for asylum under USA law. Sessions reopened the case for his review in March. Some said the decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants fleeing gang violence and gender-based violence, including female genital cutting or honor killings.

The American Immigration Council, a nonprofit immigrant advocacy group, said Sessions is "taking away a vital lifeline" for victims of severe domestic and gang violence.

The inhumanity of the Trump Administration's asylum policy is staggering. However, as the United States' chief law enforcement officer, the attorney general can intercede in its decisions to shape law.

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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.

A Charlotte, North Carolina-based immigration judge denied the woman asylum.

"Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems - even all serious problems - that people face every day all over the world".

Sessions says this action is necessary to maintain "the rule of law", which is a pretty clear indication that his idea of "the law" includes neither justice nor mercy.

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