This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it all but impossible for individuals to receive asylum in the United States because of gang violence or domestic abuse. As The New York Times reports : Asylum claims have expanded too broadly to include victims of “private violence,” like domestic violence or gangs, Mr. Sessions wrote in his ruling, which narrowed the type of asylum requests allowed. The number of people who told homeland security officials that they had a credible fear of persecution jumped to 94,000 in 2016 from 5,000 in 2009, he said in a speech earlier in the day in which he signaled he would restore “sound principles of asylum and longstanding principles of immigration law.” In 2016, for every applicant who succeeded in receiving...
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Applying For Asylum Under President Donald Trump