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Wed Jun 16, 2021, 05:24 PM

 

NYT: Garland ends Trump-era policy limiting asylum for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday reversed a Trump-era immigration ruling that made it all but impossible for people to seek asylum in the United States over credible fears of domestic abuse or gang violence, marking one of the Justice Department’s most significant breaks with the previous administration.

Mr. Garland vacated a decision made in 2018 by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that had argued that asylum claims had incorrectly expanded to include victims of “private violence,” like domestic violence or gangs.

People fleeing persecution on account of their membership in a “particular social group” can seek asylum in the United States, and previous administrations have considered those fleeing domestic abuse and gang violence to fall under that definition. In vacating the Trump administration’s stance, Mr. Garland said that the Justice Department should follow the earlier precedent.

His decision came in a closely watched case known as A-B for the initials of the woman seeking asylum. The department’s Board of Immigration Appeals found in 2016 that she was part of a particular social group, saying that the government of El Salvador does little to protect people in violent relationships. That assessment qualified the woman for asylum, but Mr. Sessions overruled the appeals board.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/us/politics/justice-dept-asylum-gangs-domestic-abuse.html

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 05:28 PM

1. Fucking Garland, why did we ever make him...

Oh wait, this is a good thing.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 05:29 PM

2. There he goes, doing nothing again

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:57 AM

3. Another disgusting policy of TFG is reversed by President Biden

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