False ‘active shooter’ alarm at Justice Dept after new asylum rules announced

False ‘active shooter’ alarm at Justice Dept after new asylum rules announced

Fifteen former immigration judges signed a letter calling Mr Sessions' decision "an affront to the rule of law". He said it will help reduce the growing backlog of 700,000 court cases, more than triple the number in 2009.

Asylum is granted on grounds of persecution for race, religion, nationality, political affiliation or membership in a social group.

Immigrant rights advocates say Sessions' decision runs counter to decades of established precedent.

"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", Sessions stated.

Migrants from Central America have been bypassing the Trump administration's efforts to stop illegal crossings on the southern border by laying claim to asylum based on "credible fear" of returning to their home countries, often citing domestic abuse or violence by gangs such as MS-13.

Sessions announced his decision this afternoon. The new order would block thousands of people, especially women, from reaching asylum after fleeing violence in their home countries. Many victims of domestic and gang violence seek protection on grounds of being in persecuted social group.

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

Sessions has been unusually active in this practice compared to his predecessors by exercising his intervention authority to make it tougher for some people to legally remain in the United States. Such criminal prosecutions mean separating parents from their children.

Domestic violence is a "particularly hard crime to prevent and prosecute, even in the United States", Sessions wrote, but its prevalence in El Salvador doesn't mean that its government was unwilling or unable to protect victims any less so than the United States. The woman said her ex-husband had raped her, and his brother, a police officer, had also threatened her.

He remanded the case of A-B- back to Judge Stuart Couch in Charlotte, North Carolina, for further proceedings. She appealed and, in 2016, the board ruled in her favor, saying it was clear that the Salvadoran government was unable to protect her even after she moved to another part of the country. "Today we are deeply disappointed that our country will no longer offer legal protection to women seeking refuge from bad forms of domestic violence from which their home countries are unable or unwilling to protect them".

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

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