Immigration Groups Challenge Rule 'Eviscerating' Asylum

Law360 (January 15, 2021, 10:02 PM EST) -- Two more immigrant advocacy groups sued over the Trump administration's eleventh-hour asylum changes, telling a Washington, D.C., federal court that the new regulations are an "evisceration" of protections established by Congress to shelter immigrants fleeing persecution.

Taking specific aim at a set of regulations finalized Dec. 11, the Tahirih Justice Center and Ayuda added their expansive, 133-page takedown Thursday to a growing effort to prevent Trump's last regulatory reforms from taking effect.

"The Rule imposes vague and sweeping new limitations on asylum eligibility that will dramatically curtail the availability of asylum and related relief," the organizations said. "The Rule will have...

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