AG Sessions Tightens Restrictions For Asylum Seekers

Law360 (June 11, 2018, 3:40 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday narrowed the circumstances under which members of particular "social groups," including domestic violence victims and LGBTQ individuals, have grounds to petition for asylum, releasing his decision in a Board of Immigration Appeals case that he referred to himself.

Jeff Sessions said that individuals who hail from countries that have trouble "effectively policing" certain crimes or who are members of social groups that are more likely to be targeted by crimes cannot attain asylum on that rationale alone. (AP) Vacating a 2016 BIA decision, Sessions said that individuals who hail from countries that have trouble...

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