Judge Blocks Trump Policy Denying Asylum for Gang and Domestic Violence Victims

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan

(From The Guardian)

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum.

Emmet Sullivan, a US district court judge [District of Columbia], declared that some of the guidance that the then-attorney general, Jeff Sessions, issued this year cannot be used to determine whether an immigrant has a credible fear of persecution or torture in their home countries, the first step to making an asylum claim in the US.

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