Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is imposing sharp new limits on who can get asylum in the United States, ruling in a closely-watched case that most migrants fleeing domestic violence or gang violence will not qualify. 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".

Alleged false claims of persecution back home usually made by 80 per cent of illegal US border crossers who seek political asylum seem to have prompted a crackdown. However, as the United States´ chief law enforcement officer, the attorney general can intervene in its decisions to shape law.

"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", the attorney general said in his decision.

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

"The AG is sending a clear signal that he does not think these are legitimate asylum cases and that they should not even be considered", she said.

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.

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

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 inhumanity of the Trump Administration's asylum policy is staggering.

"Today's decision by the Attorney General is yet another attempt to close our doors, " Beth Werlin, executive director of the American Immigration Council.

He noted that, for the last five years, only 20 per cent of asylum claims have been found to be meritorious after a hearing before an immigration judge.

Hours before he issued Monday's decision, Sessions told immigration judges that it will be their "duty to carry out this ruling".

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